• Billabong launches a Green Day Co-operation boardshort: the Mass Hysteria boardshort.

Billabong launches a Green Day Co-operation boardshort: the Mass Hysteria boardshort.

Billabong and Green Day have been working on a Design Coop for the release of a special limited edition, The Green Day Mass Hysteria boardshort for 2010.

Cooperation with rock bands and musicians have been raised to an art at Billabong since the undenied successes of collaborations with the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Foo Fighters, Donavon Frankenreiter or more recently with Metallica.

Like with the other bands, the connection with Billabong is strong with Green Day not only because the band has been popular in surf films soundtracks over years but also because of Green Day involvement in the boardshort development.

“We enjoy working on creative projects and this coop has been a lot of fun,” says Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day.

A grey and black color palette of bold plaid with Green Day’s  signature logo overlaid fit the image of the band perfectly, tying the rock & roll attitude championed by Green Day and the loose functional fashion of the surf culture.

While the Mass Hysteria boardshort is yet worn by team riders from Billabong across Europe, this Green Day limited edition will get extra buzz amongst the Green Day fanbase and exclusiveness seekers as Billabong is about to promote the coop massively online while the band will be touring in Europe all month of June (see below for tour dates) .

From end of may, the Mass Hysteria boardshort will be available in selected core stores and Billabong Stores.

GREEN DAY 2010 European Tour

Date, Location, Venue
May. 29, 2010     Landgraa, Netherlands   Pinkpop Festival
May. 30, 2010     Hannover, Germany       Tui Arena
Jun. 02, 2010     Skive, Denmark    Skive Festival
Jun. 04, 2010     Oslo, Norway      Oslo Ulleval Stadium
Jun. 05, 2010     Gothenburg, Sweden      Ullevi Stadium
Jun. 08, 2010     Helsinki, Finland       Kylasaari
Jun. 11, 2010     Munich, Germany   Resstadion Riem
Jun. 12, 2010     Nickelsdorf, Austria    Novarock Festival

Jun. 16, 2010     Manchester, England     Lancashire C.C.C.

Jun. 19, 2010     London, England   Wembley Stadium
Jun. 21, 2010     Glasgow, Scotland       S.E.C.C.
Jun. 23, 2010     Dublin, Ireland   Marlay Park
Jun. 26, 2010     Paris, France     Parc des Princes
Jun. 29, 2010     Prague, Czech Republic  Vystaviste Holesovice

Jul. 01, 2010     Mainz, Germany    Mainz Messepark
Jul. 02, 2010     Werchter, Belgium       Rock Werchter 2010

Jul. 04, 2010     Venice, Italy     Jammin Festival

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