Photo by Tony Nelson
Back in 1994, the trio of Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt and Tre Cool released what many (myself included) consider to be the defining pop-punk album: Dookie. And it was very, very, very good. Seriously, put it on right now and remember how good it is. I’ll wait.
25 years and 20 million copies worldwide later, and Green Day has gracefully aged into their status as punk’s elder statesmen. Befitting that role, they band is allowing themselves to look back on past glories. With the 25th anniversary of Dookie looming in 2019, the band has begun to tease us on Instagram about a potential Dookie-themed tour.
Whoa weird, when did Mike Dirnt stop being a blond? Anyways, the band’s set list in the above post seems to confirm fan suspicions about a full-album tour for Dookie, which would be undoubtably awesome. What classic Dookie deep cut do you want to see live the most?
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