Over the weekend, Green Day headlined both nights of the When We Were Young festival in Las Vegas. During the band’s Sunday performance, it debuted the new song “Look Ma, No Brains,” an uptempo, angsty pop-punk number right at home in the band’s catalog. “Don’t know much about history, cause I never learned how to read / Dropout I’m a knucklehead, sick boy I’m a shit the bed,” frontman Billie Joe Armstrong sang.
On Thursday, Green Day played an intimate show at Fremont Country Club in downtown Las Vegas and debuted “The American Dream Is Killing Me,” which was then performed again at the festival on Saturday. Both new songs were released a seven-inch single sold at When We Were Young. A third fresh tune, “1981,” was premiered in July at a festival in Quebec.
It’s unknown if all these tracks will appear on Green Day’s next studio album, which will be the follow-up to 2020’s Father of All Motherf*ckers. The group announced at the Fremont Country Club show that it will tour stadiums next summer with Smashing Pumpkins, Rancid, and the Linda Lindas.