Attention Green Day fans (or any fan of 90’s alternative/pop-punk): Green Day have begun full-band practices where they play Dookie front-to-back. This would be welcome by almost every Green Day fan, as to this day, Dookie songs are still immensely popular amongst fans – songs like “When I Come Around,” “Basket Case,” and “Longview” still make appearances on radio every once in a while.
The post from drummer Tre Cool can be found below.
While there has been no sort of announcement from Green Day, it is worth noting that Dookie does turn 25 next year, so some potential shows are not out of the question. This also would not be the first time the band performed the record in full, as they performed the album in full at Reading and Leeds Festival back in 2013.
It comes to question how extensive of a celebration the band could do, as they have another big project in the works: a movie adaption of their 2004 comeback album, American Idiot. Back in 2016, Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong told NME that the project is well underway with HBO, and that he would be reprising his own Broadway role as the character St. Jimmy. “We’ve got a green light from HBO, and the script is currently going through ha couple of rewrites here and there, so I’m not sure when exactly we’re going to start shooting, but it’s definitely all systems go at the moment.”
While we would have loved to see a dual anniversary celebration in 2014 – 10 years for American Idiot and 20 for Dookie, respectively – we would relish in the chance to see a full album performance celebrating 25 years of the seminal release. We will of course keep you updated on any news surrounding this potential, but as of now, let’s cross our fingers and hope for the best.