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Watch: Green Day’s “21 Guns”

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Two months after they warned us of our “Enemy”, Green Day‘s back… and with “21 Guns”. The second single off of the band’s latest critical darling, 21st Century Breakdown, finds the three turning things down a bit. It’s a ballad, but there’s still enough punch in it to please the latest faux punk rocker these days. Last night, via MySpace, the band unveiled the song’s corresponding video.

picture 3 300x240 Watch: Green Days 21 GunsDirected by Marc Webb, the video finds our beloved three (actually four, with Jason White) rocking away in a dusty, seemingly Los Angeles-styled home. They’re not alone, however. As Billie Joe Armstrong strums on his black acoustic, the album’s pivotal characters, Christian and Gloria, stand about in standard, dramatic poses. Big deal, right? Things get hot and heavy by the song’s first chorus, that is when bullets ricochet and destroy everything around the characters and band. It’s a step up from “Enemy”‘s sub-par performance video, but considering the song’s one of the album’s weakest, there’s hardly much to work with — and it cuts out the dreary fade-in’s, too!

It would seem that Green Day is really pushing the image of this album, nearly following the track-by-track progress that American Idiot‘s videos set. If this video’s any indication, fans can expect more of the story to unfold as they choose and film more singles. “Peacemakers”, please? As for the band’s current plans, they hit the road soon, which is sure to make many fans happy — this writer included.

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Green Day 2009 Tour Dates:
07/03 – Seattle, WA @ Key Arena
07/04 – Vancouver, BC @ GM Place
07/06 – Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Place
07/07 – Saskatoon, SAS @ Credit Union Centre
07/09 – Winnipeg, MAN @ MTS Centre
07/10 – Fargo, ND @ Fargo Dome
07/11 – Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center
07/13 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
07/14 – Detroit, MI @ Palace of Auburn Hills
07/16 – Hamilton, ONT @ Copps Coliseum
07/17 – Ottawa, ONT @ Scotiabank
07/18 – Montreal, QUE @ Bell Centre
07/20 – Boston, MA @ TD Bank
07/21 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wachovia Spectrum
07/22 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mellon Arena
07/24 – Hartford, CT @ XL Center
07/25 – Albany, NY @ Times Union Center
07/27 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
07/29 – Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
07/31 – Nashville, TN @ Somet Center
08/01 – Atlanta, GA @ Gwinnet
08/03 – Tampa, FL @ St. Pete Times Forum
08/04 – Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena
08/05 – Orlando, FL @ Amway Arena
08/07 – New Orleans, LA @ New Orleans Arena
08/08 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
08/09 – San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
08/11 – St. Louis, MO @ Scottrade Center
08/12 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
08/13 – Omaha, NE @ Qwest
08/15 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
08/16 – Salt Lake City, UT @ ESA (Energy Sol Arena)
08/18 – San Jose, CA @ HP Pavilion
08/20 – San Diego, CA @ Cox Arena
08/21 – Las Vegas, NV @ Mandalay
08/22 – Phoenix, AZ @ US Air Arena
08/24 – Sacramento, CA @ Arco Arena
08/25 – Los Angeles, CA @ Forum
09/28 – Lisbon, PT @ Atlantico Pavilion
09/29 – Madrid, ES @ Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad
10/01 – Barcelona, ES @ Palau Sant Jordi
10/02 – Toulouse, FR @ Zenith
10/04 – Paris, FR @ Bercy
10/05 – Cologne, DE @ Cologne Arena
10/07 – Berlin, DE @ O2 World Arena
10/08 – Hamburg, DE @ Color Line Arena
10/09 – Copenhagen, DK @ Forum
10/11 – Stockholm, SE @ The Globe
10/12 – Oslo, NO @ Spectrum
10/16 – Rotterdam, NL @ Ahoy
10/17 – Antwerp, BE @ Sportpalais
10/19 – Glasgow, UK @ SECC
10/20 – Belfast, IE @ Odyssey Arena
10/21 – Dublin, IE @ The O2
10/23 – London, UK @ The O2
10/24 – London, UK @ The O2
10/26 – Sheffield, UK @ Sheffield Arena
10/27 – Birmingham, UK @ LG Arena
10/28 – Birmingham, UK @ LG Arena
10/30 – Manchester, UK @ MEN Arena
10/31 – Manchester, UK @ MEN Arena
11/03 – Munich, DE @ Olympiahalle
11/06 – Vienna, AT @ Stadthalle
11/08 – Zurich, CH @ Hallenstadion
11/10 – Milan, IT @ Datchforum
11/11 – Bologna, IT @ Futur Show
11/12 – Turin, IT @ Palaolimpico

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