Fresh from a massive stadium tour around the UK and Europe with Fall Out Boy and Weezer, and ahead of their headline set at Lollapalooza this weekend, Green Day headed to Chicago’s intimate Metro for a very special warm-up gig on July 29.
And Billie Joe Armstrong and co. made the night an unforgettable one for the 1,000-odd lucky attendees, performing fan-picked songs and a whole bunch of deep cuts – some of which were played for the first time in over 20 years. According to reports, the setlist was changed heavily on the night, with the performance ultimately featuring an amazing mix of hits and rarities.
Notable mentions go to Church On Sunday and Warning (played for the first time since 2001!) and stunning American Idiot closer Whatsername (played for the first time since 2005). The likes of Too Dumb To Die, Private Ale, Oh Love and Murder City were all also played for the first time in many years, while other setlist highlights included Scattered, Disappearing Boy, Christie Road, One Of My Lies, Geek Stink Breath, Stuck With Me and J.A.R. (Jason Andrew Relva). Wow, wow, wow!