A week after unveiling a second song off of their upcoming 12th studio record, Green Day has returned. On Tuesday (Sept. 13), the California punks unleashed the music video for the album’s lead single, “Bang Bang.” The Tim Armstrong-directed clip kicks off with a trio of bank robbers staking out a bank. Like true bank robbers, they enter the bank dressed in gray jumpsuits and masks that look like the guys from Green Day.
As the trio hold up the bank, the footage cuts to the real Green Day performing inside of what appears to be a dimly lit house. As the band performs in the house, the robbers go about having the tellers fill up their backpacks with cash. As the trio makes a run for it to their getaway Jeep, the news begins to report that Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, and Tré Cool robbed the bank, though the viewer knows better. Check out the video for “Bang Bang” here.
“Bang Bang” will join title track, and second single, “Revolution Radio” on the band’s upcoming album. Revolution Radio is set to be on Oct. 7 through Reprise Records with pre-orders currently available on Green Day’s website.
Revolution Radio marks the first set of new tunes from Green Day since the release of 2012’s Uno!, ¡Dos!, and ¡Tré! trilogy. In addition to giving fans another new song from the album, Green Day also announced an extensive world tour last week. The complete touring schedule, which will begin in October and go all the way into next summer, can be found here.