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INGLEWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 11: Mike Dirnt (L) and Billie Joe Armstrong of the band Green Day perform onstage at 106.7 KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas 2016 - Night 2 at The Forum on December 11, 2016 in Inglewood, California.

Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong and Mike Dirnt played a surprise set at the 40th Street Block Party in Oakland, Calif. as part of their covers band appropriately called The Coverups.

The set took place on July 20, with the video below only now surfacing. The Coverups also features a number of Green Day’s personnel including tour manager Bill Schneider, touring guitarist Jason White and audio engineer Chris Dugan. The band’s setlist (below) covers a wide range of artists from the Ramones (“I Wanna Be Sedated,” “Sheena Is A Punk Rocker” ) to Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers (“American Girl”) to David Bowie (“Rebel Rebel.”)

The set from The Coverups follows a week of speculation that Green Day had something in the works after each band member shared via Instagram an image of the same bull’s head along with another picture a band member in some sort of rehearsal space. Many outlets have speculated that a 25th anniversary tour in honor of the breakout album Dookie could be imminent, but there has yet to be any confirmation.

The Coverup – 40th Street Block Party – Oakland, Calif. 07/20/2019 – Setlist

“A Million Miles Away”
“I Wanna Be Sedated”
“I Fought The Law ”
“Where Eagles Dare”
“Born To Lose”
“Bastards Of Young”
“American Girl”
“Walking Out On Love”
“All The Young Dudes”
“Should I Stay Or Should I Go”
“Sheena Is A Punk Rocker”
“Drain You”
“Dancing With Myself”
“Suffragette City”
“Happy”
“Surrender”
“Rebel Rebel”
“Jumpin’ Jack Flash”
“(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding”

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.