“Our partnership with Green Day goes to a whole new level with this performance,” said Steve Mayer, NHL chief content officer and executive vice president in a statement about the two-year pact between the band and the league that will find songs from the upcoming Father of All... album featured in game highlights, tune-in campaigns and across broadcast, digital and social platforms from the NHL and its TV partners.
“This one will be unlike anything we have ever done at the League as we are featuring the band as they perform both inside and outside Enterprise Center. Throw in a few fireworks over the St. Louis Arch and we hope to put together a memorable production for hockey fans and fans of Green Day.”
As if that wasn't enough, Green Day unleashed the next single from Father of All... (Feb. 7) on Thursday (Jan. 16) as well, the foot-stomping "Oh Yeah!" The meme-filled video for the song that samples Joan Jett's "Do You Wanna Touch Me (Oh Yeah)" and features a series of wanna-be viral stars trying to get them likes.
By the way, the description of the video notes that the band is donating their royalties from the track to the anti-slavery group IJM and anti-sexual violence group RAINN, noting that the Jett song was a cover of disgraced British glam rocker Gary Glitter's 1973 original "Do You Wanna Touch Me." Glitter (born Paul Gadd) was convicted of attempted rape, four counts of indecent assault and having sex with an underage girl in 2015 and is currently serving a 16-year prison sentence. "BTW we sampled a song from the great Joan Jett’s Bad Reputation album. One of the writers on that song is a total asshole so we’re donating our royalties from this song to IJM and RAINN," Green Day wrote.
Green Day will launch their global stadium tour with Fall Out Boy and Weezer, the Hella Mega Tour, on June 13 in Paris.
Watch the "Oh Yeah!" video below.