debuted brand new material and played a host of classic tracks at an intimate, fans only club show in Los Angeles last night (July 6).
The punk band took to the stage just after 10pm (PST) and played for two hours, opening with "Welcome To Paradise"
and "American Idiot",
before serving up new material from their upcoming "¡Uno! ¡Dos! ¡Tré!"
album trilogy. Fans had been camping outside the Echoplex since 5am. Tickets for the tiny club gig went on sale the morning of the show, selling out in seconds.
After playing the opening two numbers, which incited a mosh pit and saw the excitable crowd yelling along with every word, frontman Billie Joe Armstrong
asked: "Well how are you?... Are you ready for some new f--king songs?"
The band then broke into "Nuclear Family"
, "Stay The Night"
, "Carpe Diem"
and "Oh Love"
, all of which are taken from "?Uno!"
, which is released on September 24. After playing "Stay The Night"
, a grinning Armstrong, who was sporting a fitted black shirt with x's on the front asked the crowd: "What's wrong with this picture? What's wrong with this picture?"
before answering himself and to cheers from the audience: "There's absolutely nothing wrong with this picture!"
After playing "Oh Love" the new album's first single - Armstrong sighed and said "Ah, I feel like playing that again!"
He then took a fan's pair of rainbow coloured sunglasses and put them on briefly, before playing "Murder City"
. Later in the set, the band played "Kill The DJ"
and "Let Yourself Go"
, which also feature on the first album in the forthcoming trilogy.
As well as new songs, Green Day played a host of early material, including "Christie Road"
, "Welcome To Paradise"
, "2,000 Light Years Away"
. They also slipped the riff from Black Sabbath"s "Iron Man"
into the set.
Later in the show, drummer Tre Cool
came out from behind the drums and swapped places with Armstrong in order to play "Dominated Love Slave"
, from the band's 1992 album, "Kerplunk"
Green Day will play headline shows at Japan's Summer Sonic
festival and France's Rock En Seine
later this month, as well as three shows in Germany in late August. They headline I-Day
festival in Bologna, Italy on September 2.
Green Day played:
01. Welcome To Paradise
02. American Idiot
03. Nuclear Family
04. Stay The Night
05. Carpe Diem
06. Oh Love
07. Murder City
08. Hitchin' A Ride
09. 2,000 Light Years Away
12. Wild One
13. Dominated Love Slave
14. Kill The DJ
15. Let Yourself Go
16. Christie Road
19. Brain Stew
20. St Jimmy
22. Give Me Novacaine
23. Stray Heart
24. Wild One
25. It's F--k Time
Thanks to NME
for the report.