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Green Day continue to tease mysterious ‘1972’ project with new clip

The veteran pop-punk outfit may be readying a new album

By Joe Goggins

Bille Joe Armstrong of Green Day performs live
The band look to be gearing up for a first album since 2020. (Photo: Wikimedia commons/Sven-Sebastian Sajak)

Green Day have released the latest in a series of teaser videos, with the number ‘1972’ again prominent.

The veteran pop-punk trio have released a number of quick-fire clips in recent months, all of which have included allusions to ‘1972’. This one, which runs at ten seconds in length, features a series of rapid cuts, but footage of the band driving around in a convertible can be made out, along with a shot of a recording studio, a guitar with the number ’72’ on the back of the neck, a smiley face being spray painted on a wall, and a sign bearing the number ‘1972’. You can watch it below.

High-tempo guitar plays over the clip, presumably taken from the new release that the band are teasing. Intriguingly, also appearing in the video is the logo of front Billie Joe Armstrong’s Adeline Records, which is defunct as of 2017. It follows several previous videos; last month, a short clip emerged showing the three-piece in their rehearsal space, with ‘1972’ being spray-painted nearby.

Previous clips included a split-screen teaser that had Armstrong strumming an acoustic riff beneath enigmatic black-and-white footage that played in reverse, whilst another showed the band recording at RAK Studios in London. Both ended with the number ‘1972’, prompting widespread speculation that it will be the title of their new album, the first since 2020’s ‘Father of All Motherfuckers’.

All of the clips feature unidentified new music, although the song playing over last month’s rehearsal footage sounds similar to ‘The Static Age’, a track from their 2009 LP ‘21st Century Breakdown’. Any new release would be the band’s first new material since dropping a hat-trick of new singles last year – ‘Pollyanna’, ‘Here Comes the Shock’ and ‘Holy Toledo!’

UK fans will be hoping new music arrives in time for the group’s long-delayed Hella Mega Tour, which finally reaches Britain in June after the COVID-19 pandemic meant its originally scheduled 2020 dates were postponed. Green Day will headline massive outdoor shows in London, Huddersfield and Glasgow, as part of a wider European tour, with heavyweight support from Falll Out Boy and Weezer. See the complete UK dates below.

Green Day, June 2022:

24 – London, London Stadium

25 – Huddersfield, John Smith’s Stadium

29 – Glasgow, Bellahouston Park