Green Day has matured over the years but still retains that rebelous, youthful appeal.
The politically charged punk opera marks the band's first release since 2000's "Warning Full of catchy tunes and bankable riffs, and at their live show . It's fulfilling a cyclical prophecy, and while Billie Joe Armstrong may be the mouthpiece of the revolution, Tre Cool is the band's punk-rock psychic friend. Every five years, the California neo-punk band hits a wormhole and runs full speed into yet another sublime coming-of-age moment.
They torn up the place with old & new songs of the past albums. I was never what you would call a Green Day fan, sure I liked some of the hits off the first couple disks,and think what I really like was there crazyness at live shows, with all the running around and stage acts they make rock come alive involving the audience at every moment, singer and guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong had them laughing, singing, cheering and chanting - and, come the end, pleading for more. Fans - some of whom dyed their hair green .
The stage show was also nothing short of phenomenal with explosions, flames and graphic light screens. Kicking off with the title track of their latest album, American Idiot, the concert featured many of the band's hits including Basket Case and She. Bizarrely enough, it also featured Shout by Otis Day and The Knights.
Towards the end of the two-hour set, three lucky fans were invited on to the stage to play the band's instruments as part of the now-traditional Band from the Audience slot.
The encore featured the recent hit Boulevard of Broken Dreams followed by When I Come Around, Queen's We Are The Champions and Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life).
With all the running around and stage acts they make rock come alive involving the audience at every moment, singer and guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong had them laughing, singing, cheering and chanting - and, come the end, pleading for more. Fans - some of whom dyed their hair green .
Evidence of such a blistering concert was etched on the faces of those leaving the concert. One exhausted teenage fan summed up the feelings of the audience: "Truly amazing,"