GREEN DAY’S “REVOLUTION RADIO” VIDEO WORLD PREMIERES ON TWITCH DURING E3 LIVE SHOW
SAN FRANCISCO – June 12, 2017 – Social video platform Twitch and Grammy® Award-winning Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees Green Day, today announced it will live stream the exclusive world premiere of the music video for Green Day’s “Revolution Radio,” the title track from their No. 1 album released in October 2016 by Reprise Records. The video will debut on tonight at 8:00pm PT during Twitch’s E3 live show on Twitch.tv/twitch.
The music video, directed by Green Day and shot by band photographer Greg Schneider and Revolution Radio album engineer Chris Dugan, is part of Twitch’s most robust E3 live stream schedule to date. This year, Twitch is hosting its Pre Pre Show, broadcasting all of the major press conferences, and a live stage show throughout the week. In addition, the Twitch Esports Arena will bring esports to the show on June 13-15.
“The Twitch community is passionate about a lot of emerging content beyond gaming, with music being one of the areas they’ve rallied around,” said Mary Kish, Senior Producer at Twitch Studios. “Because our community thrives off the shared viewing experience, being able to live stream world premiere videos, including Green Day’s “Revolution Radio,” is going to add an engaging twist to the event.”
Green Day are currently touring Europe in support of Revolution Radio and will return to the U.S. for the second North American leg of the tour on August 1, which will include stops at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Wrigley Field in Chicago, and the Oakland Alameda County Coliseum.
All of Twitch’s E3 live streams can be viewed at https://www.twitch.tv/event/e3
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About Green Day
Green Day is an American punk rock band composed of vocalist/guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong, bassist Mike Dirnt and drummer Tré Cool. Formed in 1986, Green Day was originally part of the punk scene at the DIY 924 Gilman Street club in Berkeley, California. The band’s early releases were with the independent record label Lookout! Records. In 1994, its major label debut Dookie (released through Reprise Records) became a breakout success and eventually sold over 10 million copies in the United States. Green Day was widely credited with popularizing and reviving mainstream interest in punk rock in the United States. Green Day’s follow up albums Insomniac (1995) and Nimrod (1997) each sold over two million albums and were certified Double Platinum, and Warning (2000) was certified Platinum. 2004 brought the band’s rock opera American Idiot which reignited the band’s popularity with a younger generation and sold over six million copies in the United States. Green Day is one of the world’s best-selling bands of all time, having sold more than 75 million records worldwide. The group has won five Grammy Awards: Best Alternative Album for Dookie, Best Rock Album for American Idiot, Record of the Year for Boulevard of Broken Dreams, Best Rock Album for the second time for 21st Century Breakdown and Best Musical Show Album for American Idiot: The Original Broadway Cast Recording. In 2010, a stage adaptation of American Idiot debuted on Broadway. On April 18, 2015, the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a part of the 2015 class in what was their first year of eligibility for induction. On October 16, 2015, Green Day released the documentary Heart Like A Hand Grenade, an unprecedented behind the scenes look at the writing and recording of their legendary album American Idiot. Green Day’s 12th studio album Revolution Radio was released on October 7, 2016 and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart. The band is currently on their Revolution Radio World Tour.
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