We all want to get back out there, enjoying live concerts from the artists and bands we admire — there’s truly nothing like it, as Dave Grohl wrote in a passionate column for the Atlantic last week. For Green Day, this hits home — the band just officially postponed its entire Hella Mega Tour with Weezer and Fall Out Boy until 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
With that in mind, Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt and Tre Cool managed to record a new cover of Blondie‘s “Dreaming,” borne out of pandemic quarantine boredom and the ache to return to playing live shows … an area in which Green Day has always excelled.
The cover was premiered late Thursday night, and its video depicts images and videos of Green Day concerts, as dreamed by one of Armstrong’s faithful dogs.
The band’s message accompanying the song:
This video’s for all of you. We can’t wait to see your faces when we’re back out in the world 🤘
Covers are nothing new from the Green Day camp these days, as Armstrong has released a new cover each week as part of his ongoing #NoFunMondays series. This one, however, is the first utilizing the talents of his band mates.
Recent Armstrong covers have included “That’s Rock ‘N’ Roll,” a hit for David Cassidy that was written by Eric Carmen:
And “Kids in America,” made famous by both Kim Wilde and the Muffs: