Canada (Montreal), July 18, 2009 Review

artist: green day date: 08/07/2009 category: live concerts
green day: Canada (Montreal), July 18, 2009
Green Day has released the long anticipated follow-up to the American Idiot, the album that saved their careers, and now they are going on tour of said follow-up, 21st Century Breakdown.
 Sound: 10
 Perfomance: 10
 Overall Impression: 10
 Overall rating:
 9.4 
 Reviewer rating:
 10 
 Users rating:
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Canada (Montreal), July 18, 2009 Reviewed by: Johnny_Sniper, on august 07, 2009
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Sound: Green Day has released the long anticipated follow-up to the American Idiot, the album that saved their careers, and now they are going on tour of said follow-up, 21st Century Breakdown. Back in the 90s, Green Day played Live as they did in the studio, as a trio. No longer, a six-piece Green Day rocked the Bell Centre in front of over 13 000 screaming fans. The sound was crystal clear, not once did they miss their mark. Nothing was too loud, nothing was too soft, the only word to describe it is perfect. // 10

Perfomance: From the opening chords of Song of the Century, the introduction to 21st Centrury breakdown, the crowd was screaming. As the soft Echoes of the introduction faded away, the light show began and the band dived in to the album's title track. It was liking jumping onto a moving train. The light show was more suited for New Years Eve than a rock show, there was fireworks, spark shooters, and more that made the show come alive, For example during Holiday, instead of saying Bang! Bang! during the Live Bang Bang goes the broken cash man, two fireworks went off in time with the lyrics. And did I mention the Fire Bombs? yeah there were fire balls on stage. Billie Joe insisted on pissing off the bouncers who were constantly trying to prevent crowd surfing. When ever a fan was getting yelled at by a bouncer, he would pull the fan onstage, and have them run and do a stage dive! Take that bouncers! He not only pulled fans up for stage dives, but he had some fans sing verses of Longview, and even pulled one guy out of the audience to play Jesus of Suburbia on guitar! Billie also had a secret arsenal of weapons, including a super soaker, t-shirt gun, and a toilet paper gun. Set list was: 01.Song of the Century 02.21st Century Breakdown 03.Know Your Enemy 04.East Jesus Nowhere 05.Holiday 06.The Static Age 07.Before the Lobotomy 08.Are We the Waiting 09.St. Jimmy 10.Boulevard of Broken Dreams 11.J.A.R (played by fan request) 12.2000 Light Years Away 13.Welcome to Paradise 14.Brain Stew 15.Jaded 16.Longview 17.Basket Case 18.She 19.King For a Day 20.21 Guns 21.American Eulogy Encore: 01.American Idiot 02.Jesus of Suburbia 03.Minority 04.Words I Might Have Ate and of course a grand finale of... 05.Good Riddance (time of your life) // 10

Overall Impression: Amazing, I pretty much covered everything above. The tickets were pretty much standard cost, but they couldve charged triple and it still wouldve been worth every cent. Green Day has truly become the best live band in rock, a must-see. // 10

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