Sunday, August 14, 2011

Green Day Perform New Songs at Last Minute Gig

About 300 of Green Day's fans were in for a treat on Thursday night. The band performed approximately 19 brand new songs at a not-so-secret gig at the Tiki Bar in Costa Mesta, CA.

All cameras, recording devices and even cell phones were confiscated at the door. Green Day took the stage at 10 p.m. for a 90-minute set, opening with a new song, "Nuclear Family." Singer/guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong claimed the song "could be better" and told the rest of the band, "let's do it again." And so they did--The second song was also "Nuclear Family." Armstrong, usually receptive to requests, told fans that the band would be playing "new shit only." The songs were so new that Armstrong read the lyrics from a piece of paper a times. Green Day later had a change of heart, as they ended the concert with hits "Welcome to Paradise," "St. Jimmy," "Minority" and more. 

"Green Day performed 19 new straight-forward rock 'n roll songs," long-time fan DJ Rossstar, 29, said. "Almost every song had a 39/Smooth-esque solo. [Billie Joe's] voice sounded better than ever. So angelic."

The concert was announced Tuesday on Green Day's official website. Tickets were initially to be sold first come, first serve at the venue, but "due to an overwhelming response," the tickets were instead sold through an online pre-sale. All proceeds were donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Setlist (from
1. Nuclear Family (Played Twice)
2. Stay The Night
3. Too Young To Die
4. Oh Love
5. Carpe Diem
6. Crushing Bastards
7. Little Boy Named Train
8. Trouble Maker
9. Sweet 16
10. Wow, That's Loud
11. 8th Avenue Serenade
12. Ashley
13. Gabriella
14. Wild One
15. It's Fuck Time (Foxboro Hot Tubs song)
16. Stray Heart
17. Last Gang In Town

18. Amy
19. Goodbye to Romance (Ozzy Osbourne cover)
20. Welcome To Paradise
21. Burnout
22. Murder City
23. J.A.R. (Jason Andrew Relva)
24. Only Of You
25. Hitchin' a Ride
26. St. Jimmy
27. Minority

Some poor-quality audio from the show has been surfacing:

"Sweet 16"

"Last Gang in Town"

 "Goodbye to Romance" (Ozzy Osbourne Cover)

No comments:

Post a Comment