By Tony Hicks
Friday, November 4th, 2011 at 3:45 pm in Uncategorized.
Green Day previewed six new songs at a surprise show Tuesday at the Mezzanine in San Francisco, leading one to believe that it shouldn’t be long before the Easy Bay punk kings release a new record.
The set was part of the opening night of the Rip Curl Surf Competition, hosted by the Surfrider Foundation, an organization that advocates for the protection of oceans and beaches. The band has been popping up at various small venues to showcase new material, including an Oct. 27 show in New York City. The set lists have been a mix of classics and new songs, including one called “Carpe Diem,” of which singer Billie Joe Armstrong said Tuesday “This next song is about (expletive) being alive, every single one of us.”
Other titles include “Sweet 16,” “Stray Heart,” “Last Gang in Town,” “Stay the Night,” and the Amy Winehouse tribute “Amy.”
No official release date nor working title of the new album has been announced. The band has suggested that its ninth studio album will not be a concept set like “American Idiot” or “21st Century Breakdown.”