Green Day play surprise show in SF (Vids/Setlist), summer touring plans

Green Day will be performing their entire new album, “21st Century Breakdown”, on their upcoming summer tour. The disc is broken up into three “acts” (“Heroes and Cons,” “Charlatans and Saints” and “Horseshoes and Handgrenades”) and the band’s had some slight difficulty during rehearsal. Lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong said to Rollingstone.com: “We’ve done the first act and half of the second. Then we look at each other and go, ‘This is really hard.’ It’s funny — we make our most physical album not when we’re 19 but in our mid-30s.”

The band had its first attempt at trying the new format at a surprise show Tuesday night (4/7) at the Independent in their hometown of San Francisco. Here’s some more about the show courtesy of Spin.com

    “The band — fleshed out to a six-piece with two guitarists and a keyboardist — opened with Dookie’s “Welcome to Paradise” then proceeded to perform their new album song-for-song, dividing the tunes into three acts (“Heroes and Cons,” “Charlatans and Saints,” and “Horseshoes and Handgrenades”) to mirror the concept of the record.”ul>

    Here’s the setlist below:
    Setlist:

    “Welcome to Paradise”

    Act I: Heroes and Cons
    “21st Century Breakdown”
    “Know Your Enemy”
    “Viva la Gloria”
    “Before the Lobotomy”
    “Christian’s Inferno”
    “Last Night on Earth”

    Act II: Charlatans and Saints
    “East Jesus Nowhere”
    “Peacemaker”
    “Last of the American Girls”
    “Murder City”

    Act III: Horseshoes and Handgrenades
    “Restless Heart Syndrome”
    “Horseshoes and Handgrenades”
    “Drama Queen”
    “Static Age”
    “21 Guns”
    “American Eulogy”
    “See the Light”

    Second Set:
    “American Idiot”
    “Jesus of Suburbia”
    “She”
    “Christie Road”
    “J.A.R.”
    “F.O.D.”
    “Longview”
    “Who Wrote Holden Caulfield”
    “Brainstew” [started it, but Billie Joe said “forget it”]
    “Going to Pasalacqua”
    “Macy’s Day Parade”
    “King for a Day”
    “Minority”

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