Punk-rock band Green Day’s frontman and lead vocalist Billie Joe Armstrong announced last week that he created a new band called The Longshot.
Fans were a little shocked to see that Armstrong was putting effort into another music group — since Green Day has been around since the late ’80s — but the singer promised he would never leave Green Day unless he was “in a casket.” Longshot is just another side project Armstrong put together, which features various musicians, including one that plays alongside Green Day at live shows. The Longshot bandmates consist of Green Day’s touring guitarist Jeff Matika on bass, along with guitarist Kevin Preston and drummer David S. Field.
The same day Armstrong announced the band, he also dropped an EP with songs “Taxi Drive,” “Love Is for Losers,” and “Chasing a Ghost.” Then on Friday, a full 11-track album was released, entitled Love Is For Losers. Check out the tracks below.
Friday also came with the announcement of multiple tour dates, which included a show on April 20 in Albany, California, and a performance tomorrow night in Costa Mesa, California. These shows are all at intimate venues, including the Beauty Bar in Las Vegas, Nevada, Coney Island Baby in Brooklyn, New York, and The Met in Providence, Rhode Island. The final slew of dates will wrap-up on June 6 in Philadelphia at The First Unitarian Church.
The Trashbags and Frankie and the Studs will support the The Longshot. Check out the list of tour dates below and visit Ticket Club to find tickets to see The Longshot this spring when they go onsale this week.
The Longshot Tour Dates 2018
April 20 — Albany, CA @ Ivy Room
April 24 — Costa Mesa, CA @ The Wayfarer
April 26 — Los Angeles, CA @ The Redwood Bar
May 3 — Tijuana, MX @ The Moustache
May 4 — Las Vegas, NV @ Beauty Bar
May 5 — Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
May 7 — Los Angeles, CA @ The Hi Hat
May 8 — Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room
May 9 — San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
May 11 — Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey
May 12 — Bellingham, WA @ Wild Buffalo House of Music
May 13 — Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
May 15 — Portland, OR @ Dante’s
May 22 — New York, NY @ Coney Island Baby
May 23 — New York, NY @ Coney Island Baby
May 25 — Washington, DC @ Black Cat
May 26 — Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
May 28 — Toronto, ON @ The Horseshoe Tavern
May 29 — Montreal, QC @ Foufounes Electriques
May 31 — Pawtucket, RI @ The Met
June 1 — Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right
June 6 — Philadelphia, PA @ The First Unitarian Church