Some of Green Day’s favorite performances came during a visit to the UK, and now fans will have the chance to replay their trips to the BBC in the 90s and early 2000s on a new compilation of their BBC sessions.
This new live album captures four landmark performances that took place at the BBC’s Maida Vale Studios in 1994, 1996, 1998 and 2001, spanning their support for the Dookie, Insomniac, Nimrod and Warning albums.
The first appearance took place on June 8, 1994, four months after their Dookie the album arrived and this appearance, capturing the classic tracks “She”, “When I Come Around”, “Basket Case” and “2000 Light Years”, helped solidify their status as burgeoning superstars in the UK
Future visits also allowed the group to properly promote their new material, with “Brain Stew / Jaded”, “Walking Contradictions”, an F-Bomb with “Nice Guys Finish Last”, “Minority”, “Waiting” and more. broadcasts.
Now newly mastered, the BBC Sessions set will be available on CD, in digital formats and offered as 2LP vinyl with Sea Blue and Hot Pink color variations through their official store and a Milky Clear Color vinyl for independent retailers. The set also comes complete with cover notes from BBC Radio 1 host Steve Lamacq, who was on hand for each of the sessions.
Check out the full track list and artwork below and get your pre-orders ready there. Green day BBC Showtimes the set will arrive on December 10.
And Green Day will return to the UK and Europe next year as part of the Hella Mega Tour. Follow their tour dates here.
Green day, BBC Showtimes Illustration + list of tracks
Elle (Live on the BBC 8 June 1994)
When I Come (Live on the BBC 8 June 1994)
Basket Case (Live on the BBC 8 June 1994)
2000 light years (Live on the BBC 8 June 1994)
Geek Stink Breath (Live on BBC 3 November 1996)
Brain Stew / Jaded (Live on BBC 3 November 1996)
Walking Contradiction (Live on the BBC on November 3, 1996)
Stuck With Me (Live on the BBC on November 3, 1996)
Hitchin ‘A Ride (Live on BBC February 12, 1998)
Nice Guys Finish Last (Live on BBC February 12, 1998)
Prosthetic head (Live on the BBC 12 February 1998)
Redundant (Live on BBC 12 February 1998)
Castaway (Live on BBC August 28, 2001)
Church On Sunday (Live on BBC August 28, 2001)
Minority (Live on the BBC on August 28, 2001)
On Hold (Live on BBC August 28, 2001)