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Green Day Perform Unreleased “The American Dream Is Killing Me”

Green Day 2023

When We Were Young Fest is in full swing, and Green Day has brought the festival grounds to life! Following a packed and sold-out undersell performance of their 1993 classic Dookie at the Fremont Country Club on Thursday, October 19, in Las Vegas, where they previewed their forthcoming track to the 900-cap room and announced that they will be embarking on a 2024 tour with support from The Smashing Pumpkins, Rancid, and The Linda Lindas next year, the band delighted fans once again with a full performance of “The American Dream Is Killing Me,” during their headline set at the festival.

Opening their set with the legendary 2004 hit “American Idiot” followed by “Jesus Of Suburbia,” “Holiday,” “Boulevard Of Broken Dreams,” and plenty of crowd-favorites, Green Day were in their prime across the entirety of their WWWY set. With hardly a moment to breathe between hit after hit, the group steadily eased into their highly anticipated new single, expected to officially release on Tuesday, October 24.

Harkening back to the spirit of “American Idiot” with a tinge of their 2016 full-length, Revolution Radio, “The American Dream Is Killing Me” emerges an anthemic rallying cry featuring an infectious chorus of Billie Joe Armstrong singing “The American dream is killing me” again and again over the classic punk backdrop of Mike Dirnt’s punk-fueled guitar work and Tre Cool’s electrifying drum fills. The track pulsates with the heart and soul of a classic yet modernized Green Day track.

For fans unable to see the trio live in action at the festival, idobi Radio has got you covered. You can check out the new single in the video below. 

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Green Day recently celebrated the 30th anniversary of their classic album Dookie with a special release and special performance in Las Vegas, NV, leading up to When We Were Young Fest. The anniversary release, featuring previously unreleased demos, outtakes, and live performances, is the ultimate accompaniment to one of the most influential and revered albums in the band’s discography. You can pick up your copy here. It follows on from the 25th-anniversary edition of Nimrod that the band released in 2022. With this becoming a trend for the band, perhaps we are heading towards a similar celebration for their other records. 20th anniversary of American Idiot? 15th anniversary of 21st Century Breakdown?

The band has also been hinting over the course of the last couple of years at a new album they have been working on. The project is seemingly titled 1972. They have worked on it at RAK Studios in London and Ocean Way Recordings in Hollywood alongside producer Rob Cavallo. It’s the first time that they have worked with Rob since the UNO, DOES, and TRÉ trilogy a decade ago. Until now, only small teasers of music have been released, but the new single will officially arrive on all streaming platforms on October 24.

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