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Green Day Performs As The Coverups At San Francisco Secret Show

 

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Undercovered as The Coverups, Billy Joe Armstrong and Mike Dirnt of Green Day went back to San Francisco to perform in a secret gig.

Armstrong and Dirnt were joined by touring guitarist Jason White, audio engineer Chris Dugan on the drums, and their tour manager Bill Schneider on the bass. The surprise performance was held on Thursday, March 8, in a 100-capacity Three Park Side.

The Coverups, according to the ad, was a cover band that performs songs from different artists from different genres. This is the band's third performance to date.

Green Day also previously performed at The Network and Foxboro Hot Tubs, according to Billboard.

The Coverups

The surprise performances lasted for a whole 90 minutes and Armstrong and the band covered a slew of songs from a range of genres. They kicked off the night with their version of "Color Me Impressed," a song originally performed by The Replacements in the 1980s.

They also played their own rendition of Rick Springfield's "Jessie's Girl," and David Bowie's "Ziggy Stardust" and "Suffragette City."

Green Day drummer Tre Cool is not officially a member of The Coverups but Armstrong called him over to join them onstage to a performance of "Sheena is a Punk Rocker" by The Ramones.

They did refuse to play some songs. Dirnt barked, "No requests," whenever anyone suggests they play a Green Day track. In addition, the band also gave away random things to the viewers via a raffle draw. Some of the lucky winners took home a toy airplane, Kiss records, and a double-necked guitar. The rest of the audience were given The Coverups guitar picks.

By Thursday night, Dirnt announced on his Instagram that the San Francisco secret show will be The Coverups' final performance.

Green Day recently wrapped up the final leg of its "Revolution Radio Tour." The band performed in a total of 14 months beginning in September 2016. The tour included over 100 dates including festival appearances. The tour also included stops in major cities in Latin America. The overall gross from the tour is estimated to be in $70 million from 1.2 million tickets sold.

The rock band's last album Revolution Radio Tour was released back in 2016. It peaked at number 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart on the same year.

However, they also recently released a greatest hits album that features 22 of their hit songs with an additional two new tracks. The album Greatest Hits: God's Favorite Band is now available on iTunes and Google Play Music.

Green Day also appeared on the music edition of Jimmy Kimmel's "Mean Tweets."

Listen to The Coverup's rendition of "Sheena is a Punk Rocker" by The Ramones below.

 

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