- 13 Dec 16
Ahead of their concerts in Dublin and Belfast next June, Green Day have announced that they will be part of a new documentary focussing on punk rock in the U.S.
Due for release next year, the documentary will also be produced by Green Day’s manager Pat Magnarella.
Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk is set to feature appearances by Green Day, Rancid (who will support the band on their tour), NOFX‘s Fat Mike, AFI‘s Davey Havok and Dead Kennedys pair Jello Biafra and East Bay Ray, among others.
The film is described as exploring “Northern California’s pivotal role in evolution of punk rock,” adding “the loud, intense and anti-authoritarian philosophy of music and politics that arose in the late 1970s.”
“Early San Francisco Bay Area punk pioneers like Dead Kennedys, Avengers and Flipper, as well as the MaximumRocknRoll fanzine, helped take the punk underground global.”
Green Day also took time to pay tribute to victims of the Oakland warehouse fire when they performed at the city on Saturday night.
The punk band were active in Oakland’s DIY scene in the late ’80s and early ’90s, and spoke about the community people find in places like Ghost Ship during their performance, dedicating the performance of their song ‘Boulevard Of Broken Dreams’ to those who lost their lives.
“These are people that are just here looking for themselves, just trying to have a moment where they could all just celebrate just being artists and being weird and having fun,” frontman Billie Joe Armstrong told the crowd.