Billie Joe and co. are on the road for a supercharged tour — and Trump is only stoking their fire further.
Green Day blend hits from their extensive career into an action packed show. “Bang Bang” and “Revolution Radio” followed the first song and these new songs were no less frantic. My favorite track from the new album the inspirational “Still Breathing” came near the end of the main set with Armstrong still running around, in fine shape to fight what is yet to come. Later on, after Armstrong made a quick reference to Trump, the audience jeered loudly as they remembered they too are part of a continual struggle but otherwise the band’s energy had pushed aside persistent concern of the President’s shenanigans—the focus here and now was on Green Day. As Armstrong implored to the sold-out arena, “This is about being together, everybody, here, tonight. We’re going to leave all this shit behind us.”
#StillBreathing is the band’s current hashtag and the song “Still Breathing” is on continuous loop in my head. It’s such a great, catchy song. As I noted in the above article, I really must catch the band again this year. It was an epic and bombastic show. Check out a couple of exclusive/outtake photos below!
Barclays Center Setlist:
Know Your Enemy
Boulevard of Broken Dreams
2000 Light Years Away
Hitchin’ a Ride
When I Come Around
Are We the Waiting
Knowledge (Operation Ivy)
King for a Day medley (Bump N’ Grind / Shout / Always Look on the Bright Side of Life / (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction / Hey Jude)
Jesus of Suburbia
Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)