Green Day performed their brand new single “Father of All…” during an intimate show at The Whisky A Go Go in Los Angeles the same day they released it to the world. The punk band played the small gig in honor of their Hella Mega stadium tour, which kicks off in 2020 with Fall Out Boy and Weezer.
In the clip, the musicians have fun with the raucous, upbeat new track, which will appear on the band’s new album Father of All…, due out February 7th. Singer Billie Joe Armstrong gets the crowd singing along to the catchy chorus, which the fans apparently already know.
Armstrong told Zane Lowe on his Beats 1 show that the new album is only 26 minutes long because he “hates long songs.” “Rock and roll sometimes has become so tame because people are, a lot of rock acts are always trying to look for the feel-good song of the year or something, everything gets really watered down and wimpy, and I think rock music should make you feel bad,” Armstrong noted. “We live in just the time of complete and total chaos- or else we’ve always been, but now it’s turned up to Trump. So [the new album] is just trying to reflect what’s going on.”
Fall Out Boy and Weezer also announced new albums and singles on Tuesday. Weezer’s new song “The End of the Game” comes from their forthcoming LP Van Weezer, which is slated to arrive in May 2020, while Fall Out Boy’s new single “Dear Future (Hands Up)” features Wyclef Jean and will appear on compilation album Greatest Hits: Believers Never Die – Volume Two.
The Hella Mega stadium tour will kick off June 13th, 2020 in Paris, France and hit North America the following month. It wraps up August 29th at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia.