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Green Day Austin Show

Green Day brought their Revolution Radio tour to Austin, TX at Austin 360 Amphitheater with a rocking, opening act, Catfish and the Bottlemen.

Catfish and the Bottlemen got things going with their opening set of non stop foot thumping rock to get the crowd warmed up for the main guys, Green Day. The four member band loved what they are doing and their enthusiasm was contagious as the audience became excited with them as they played.

With a song montage of “Bohemian Rhapsody,”” Blitzkrieg Bop,” and “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly,” brought Green Day to start the night off with opening song, “Know Your Enemy” from 21st Century Breakdown. Lead singer, Billie Joe Armstrong brought up an audience member to sing the song with him and ended up with a bang of the fan stage diving into the audience. Green Day continued the show with fierce energy, enthusiasm, and an appreciation of their fans coming out. Their next few songs were from their critically acclaimed album Revolution Radio, “Bang Bang” and the self titled “Revolution Radio.” “Revolution Radio” brought out the explosive fire the band had along for the ride. Armstrong took a moment to talk with the audience to have a night to celebrate and leave politics out the door.

Photos by Dana Manickavasagam

 

Before performing “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” from their epic selling album American Idiot, Armstrong took a moment to have everyone shine the lights of their phones to think of the people facing Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. This made a touching moment for the night. After the slower pace, Green Day performed classic song “Longview” from their major label debut album, Dookie. The audience sang right along with this classic track. Green Day brought some of their early songs for long time fans, “Basketcase,” “She,” and “When I Come Around.”

Green Day did not disappoint with new songs from Revolution Radio, “Still Breathing,” “Forever Now,” and “Youngblood.”  During their cover of Operation Ivy’s “Knowledge,” two girls from the audience came up and played guitar and bass. Armstrong gave his guitar to the girl who played guitar showing their love and support for their fans.

Green Day’s 26 song set was a rock solid two hours of the hits and newer material with an audience that never sat down loving every minute of the show. For their 30 year run, Green Day’s fanbase are still with them and the show proves their talent every step of the way.

Kyle Thomas
From Fort Worth originally and now lives in Central Texas. I earned a bachelors in English from Texas State University-San Marcos and my MBA from Letourneau University. I've written for other online music magazines and have a love for music.
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