Green Day surprised fans with a hit-packed set this weekend at the end of a club show by their covers band The Coverups. Check out footage below.
The Coverups are a band consisting of Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong and Mike Dirt, along with their tech/manager Bill Schneider, audio engineer Chris Dugan and touring guitarist Jason White. They’ve become renowned for their chaotic shows covering the likes of David Bowie, The Clash, The Rolling Stones and Nirvana – and even invited Guns N’ Roses bassists Duff McKagan to perform with them last year.
This weekend, The Coverups were playing at Tika Bar in Costa Mesa, California, when they ran through another Nirvana’s ‘Drain You’, ‘Kids In America’ by Kim Wilde, ‘Don’t Change’ by INXS, and ‘All the Young Dudes’ by David Bowie among others – before they returned for an encore of songs by Green Day side-project The Foxboro Hot Tubs.
Then, drummer Tre Cool arrived on stage for a surprise finale of Green Day hits ‘Father Of All…, ‘Revolution Radio’, ‘Hitchin’ A Ride’, ‘Welcome To Paradise’, ‘Burnout’ and ‘Jesus Of Suburbia’.
As they warm up for their ‘Hella Mega’ UK, European and US joint tour with Fall Out Boy and Weezer, the band recently surprised fans by playing their seminal 1994 album ‘Dookie’ in full at a gig in Madrid.
Green Day release their new album ‘Father Of All…’ on February 7, 2020.