Green Day is back with a vengeance with their latest album, Revolution Radio, which hits stores everywhere today. The high-intensity punk rock record brings the band back to the forefront of relevance with their lead single “Bang Bang” and catchy pop tracks like “Still Breathing” and “Bouncing Off the Wall.” The band also shows that they haven’t lost the fire when it comes to television performances, as Green Day recently brought the house down with their appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
Green Day emulates that sheer raw emotion in the live rendition of “Bang Bang,” and it measures up to the studio version without a flaw. Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong sounds at his best while manning the microphone, and with bassist Mike Dirnt’s booming bass lines, drummer Tre Cool doesn’t miss a beat. Overall, their “Bang Bang” TV debut does a great job at showing that rock still has a place on late night.
Television performances are probably going to be the norm for Green Day over the next couple of months as they continue to promote Revolution Radio, and with the authenticity they showcased on The Tonight Show, future TV gigs will be something to look out for.