Posted in music | tour dates on May 6, 2009

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MySpace Music today announced The List concert series will feature Green Day performing live in New York City on Tuesday, May 19. The band will perform at Webster Hall for a small group of lucky fans, mere days after their new Reprise Records' album 21st Century Breakdown hits stores on Friday, May 15.

The List is a live concert event where MySpace users are provided a chance to see the biggest bands by responding to a series of blogs and bulletins posted from the program's official profile at Fans across the world will then be able to watch the performance when footage of the entire show is presented on MySpace Music shortly after the concert. The List is presented by Sunkist. Past shows have included My Chemical Romance, The Roots, LCD Soundsystem, Smashing Pumpkins, Taking Back Sunday, and Serj Tankian.

Approximately 300 MySpace users will be granted admittance to the special Green Day concert for free thanks to The List presented by Sunkist. Additionally, a portion of the tickets to this concert will be sold to the public beginning on Saturday, May 9.

There may still be that May 18th Bowery Ballroom show too. Normal Green Day tour dates below...

Green Day - 2009 Tour Dates
03 Seattle, WA Key Arena on-sale 5/16
04 Vancouver, BC GM Place on-sale 5/8
06 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place on-sale 5/8
07 Saskatoon, SAS Credit Union Centre on-sale 5/8
09 Winnipeg, MAN MTS Centre on-sale 5/8
10 Fargo, ND Fargo Dome on-sale 5/8
11 Minneapolis, MN Target Center on-sale 5/16
13 Chicago, IL United Center on-sale 5/16
14 Detroit, MI Palace of Auburn Hills on-sale 5/16
16 Hamilton, ONT Copps Coliseum on-sale 5/8
17 Ottawa, ONT Scotiabank on-sale 5/9
18 Montreal, QUE Bell Centre on-sale 5/9
20 Boston, MA TD Banknorth Garden on-sale 5/16
21 Philadelphia, PA Wachovia Spectrum on-sale 5/8
22 Pittsburgh, PA Mellon Arena on-sale 5/16
24 Hartford, CT XL Center on-sale 5/16
25 Albany, NY Times Union Center on-sale 5/15
27 New York, NY Madison Square Garden on-sale 5/15
29 Washington DC Verizon Center on-sale 5/9
31 Nashville, TN Sommet Center on-sale 5/16

01 Atlanta, GA Gwinnett Center on-sale 5/16
03 Tampa, FL St. Pete Times Forum on-sale 5/8
04 Miami, FL American Airlines Arena on-sale 5/9
05 Orlando, FL Amway Arena on-sale 5/16
07 New Orleans, LA New Orleans Arena on-sale 5/9
09 Houston, TX Toyota Center on-sale 5/16
09 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center on-sale 5/16
11 St Louis, MO Scottrade Center on-sale 5/8
12 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center on-sale 5/8
13 Omaha, NE Qwest Center on-sale 5/16
15 Denver, CO Pepsi Center on-sale 5/9
16 Salt Lake City, UT Energy Sol Arena on-sale 5/15
18 San Jose, CA HP Pavilion on-sale 5/16
20 San Diego, CA Cox Arena on-sale 5/16
21 Las Vegas, NV Mandalay Bay on-sale 5/15
22 Phoenix, AZ US Airways Center on-sale 5/8
24 Sacramento, CA Arco Arena on-sale 5/16
25 Los Angeles, CA The Forum on-sale 6/6



Comments (52)

excellent news, now to restart my myspace account after years of inactivity...

Posted by arakias | May 6, 2009 5:58 PM

if this was green day circa 1994 i would go.

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2009 6:48 PM

i'd go for free.

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2009 7:25 PM

Mall Punk: because it wasn't horrible enough the first time around.

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2009 7:35 PM


Posted by Nobody Cares | May 6, 2009 7:36 PM


I'd say people still care about pop-punk considering the success of their last album and the fact that they played Giants Stadium and are lined up to play Madison Square Garden.

Just a thought...

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2009 7:41 PM

7:41 seems to have confused "mass appeal" and "lowest common denominator" with "good" and "integrity".

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2009 7:46 PM

they're not as terrible as some wish they were

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2009 7:53 PM

It's way too easy to hate Green Day for the type of success they had based on the type of music they play and the scene they came from, but after getting past the prejudice based on all that nonsense, they are actually a really good band.

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2009 8:11 PM

I would *hope* that they were a "good band"...I mean, every song of theirs is the same, uses the same tempo, and the same chords. If they weren't able to master that after 15 or 20 years, then they'd be really pathetic, instead of just marginally pathetic.

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2009 8:13 PM

um, let's see, yes they have "mass appeal", and yes therefore they by definition would attract some of "the lowest common denominator", but they are also actually "good", and believe it or not, they actually do have "integrity". They came from a real punk scene with a lot of other bands. They happened to be more talented and tuneful and wrote better songs than these other bands, and hey guess what....they got popular. Even with mega selling records and a few ballads here and there and a 'rock opera', their output is still consistent... fast punk, much they way they sounded on their first record, so they have actually kept true to their style and musical identity. So therefore, yes, they also have "integrity"

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2009 8:17 PM

i like them. they have been doing their thing all these years and keep on going. good for them.

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2009 8:30 PM

I happen to really like these guys. It doesn't bother me at all that they've released several albums of the same exact song on repeat.

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2009 8:42 PM

Was never a fan of these guys until American Idiot. Flat out the best cd this decade.

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2009 8:59 PM


Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2009 9:19 PM

FINALLY someone with the balls to say it has said it. 8:49, american idiot, best cd of the decade. right up there with "all killer no filler" by sum 41 and probably maroon 5's "songs about jane". fucking masterpieces LOL

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2009 9:26 PM

.....going out of your way to talk smack on something others (whoever runs brooklyn vegan, perhaps) are obviously enthused about is basically, a rather pathetic way of projecting your own insecurities. music, sound, and the merit thereof, are all a product of our individual values- so leave your negativity in your shit chute, motherfucker. its unnecessary.

Posted by c.c.r. | May 6, 2009 9:42 PM

American Idiot will be remembered as the best collective work of this decade.. epic, the same league as another great rock opera: Tommy by the Who

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2009 9:45 PM

everyone here is not gay

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2009 10:09 PM

GD is a good band with some good songs. they became hugely popular because they made punk accessible to the masses. beyond that they simply don't have the content to be classified a as really great original band. they went from real punk to punk entertainers.
derivative and formulaic.

American Idiot is ok, but hardly the masterpiece some fans seem to think it is. the whole thing is just too overwrought for my taste. i think Black Parade by MCR is a much better 'concept' record.

Posted by oldpunk | May 6, 2009 10:27 PM

Where can you attempt to BUY these tickets???? I have to be there!!!!!!

Posted by Shanny | May 6, 2009 10:42 PM

in terms of latter day concept records, I've always preferred Marilyn Manson's "Mechanical Animals"

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2009 10:57 PM

in terms of latter day concept records, I've always preferred Me doing Your Mom.

Posted by Anonymous | May 7, 2009 12:17 AM

"they went from real punk to punk entertainers."

Stupidest comment of the decade.

Are you saying that real punk is not entertaining, and that real punk rockers are not already entertainers?

So then by your logic, if I go to a real honest true as shit punk show full of integrity and featuring a non commercial but extremely authentic band, I should not expect to be entertained?

Then why would I go. I'd rather see the sell out 'punk entertainers'.

I like to be entertained for my money when I go to a show.

I got news for you, Green Day were "Punk Entertainers" from the very first day they played a show. so was every other punk band that's ever played punk rock from the first chord.

If you're in a band and you play for money you are an entertainer.

Posted by Anonymous | May 7, 2009 1:56 AM

Every band formed after the Ramones that's played punk well are derivative and formulaic. So what's your point?

Posted by Anonymous | May 7, 2009 1:58 AM

and the Ramones weren't derivative & formulaic??? Ever heard of a I-IV-V chord progression? I hate to break it to you, but the Ramones hardly invented it.

Posted by Anonymous | May 7, 2009 2:25 AM

when the Ramones first came out NOTHING sounded quite like THAT, LOL. after their first record (highly original), yes they were formulaic, but they had a Sound all their own and just did variation upon variation of that.

sure ALL bands are "entertaining" if you like 'em. Q is, is is good art or is it bullshit? c'mon BillieJoe?, the eye make-up, the dumb ass tie, glossy studio pics, mag covers, idiotic GD merch? that is the FAKEST shit i've ever seen!!! = $$$$$$$$$$.

if you can't see thru that you are dumber than dumb.

Posted by Anonymous | May 7, 2009 7:20 AM

craigslist fodder

Posted by Anonymous | May 7, 2009 7:36 AM

that "Myspace List" LCD Soundsystem show in Philly a few years back was great. just sayin

Posted by Anonymous | May 7, 2009 8:34 AM

green day is not punk sorry for those who say it is

Posted by Anonymous | May 7, 2009 9:24 AM

man fuck Green Day

let me know when Green Jell-O plays Webster Hall

Posted by Isfet | May 7, 2009 9:33 AM

i rather like this band. i'm glad they're playing a small venue. I'll always have a warm spot in my heart for them because they are one of the only bands I can say "I knew about them before they were popular" about... I would listen to Dry Ice or Going to Pasalaqua and think, oh man, if America could only hear this band, they'd be the biggest band in the country.

7:53 is dead on i think.

rock and roll as a fucking genre is derivative, alls it is is blues sped up, so I just laugh at people who say that.

i saw them back in 1996 (?) and they were fucking awesome, had tons of energy.

good for them.

Posted by yoga | May 7, 2009 9:36 AM

I wonder what the Gilman Street kids think about Green Day nowadays?

Posted by Anonymous | May 7, 2009 9:41 AM

"that "Myspace List" LCD Soundsystem show in Philly a few years back was great. just sayin"

what venue in philly is that?

Posted by Anonymous | May 7, 2009 9:44 AM

I'm sure this band meant a lot, at some point in their lives, to those who comment here. It's all just a matter of "Fuck you, Dad!"

Posted by Regular reader | May 7, 2009 9:48 AM

Theres nothing wrong with a punk band getting big. Its just a question of HOW they got big and WHAT they do when they get big.

The Clash London Calling is an amazing album that made a punk band huge. But what sets this album part from, say, American Idiot is that the lyrics are actally not cliche and silly. Fuck-the most pop friendly song on that album was a throw away recording they were going to give to the NME for free...

The they then went on to put out Sandanista and challenge their label with kinds of fan-friendly pricing demands, etc...PLUS London Calling was actually the best album they ever made. There was also how many nights in a row at the Bond so everyone could see them without paying absurd prices...

Green Day? are forever chasing the success of "Dookie" (a very good album, btw) in an embarrasing, painfully obvious way. They are only playing MSG, etc because the music industry is depesperate to elevate more bands to Arena/Stadium levels, regardless of worth

Posted by Anonymous | May 7, 2009 9:49 AM

They're no Dan Deacon.

Posted by Anonymous | May 7, 2009 11:45 AM

They are actually a great band to see live, but in small venues. Dont think it would translate well in The Garden. Plus whats with putting American Idiot on Broadway??!!

Posted by Anonymous | May 7, 2009 1:27 PM

"I wonder what the Gilman Street kids think about Green Day nowadays?"

nowadays, the Gilman Street kids are all grown up.

Posted by Anonymous | May 7, 2009 9:06 PM

Hey 9:49:

And exactly who said that this was a comparison between The Clash and Green Day? Uh. Duh. Yes, the Clash are a much better band for countless reasons that don';t even have to be explained (although you obviously felt the need to illustrate some of them when it wasn't necessary). Just because the Clash (a major punk band from an entirely different era, country and intention) are what they are, doesn't mean that Green Day can't be a great punk band for what they are.

This isn;t a fight between the Clash and Green Day. And by the way, your wrong about London Calling. London Calling was NOT a huge mainstream hit in the US. The first album that really went mainstream for them was Combat Rock, three years after London Calling. The Clash then disbanded after this record.

Posted by Anonymous | May 7, 2009 9:13 PM

9:49 makes a good point, namely HOW did a punk band become big and WHAT did they do to attain their success. using the Clash is an excellent example. LC is not my favorite but nonetheless a very nice mix of punk, dub reggae, and rockabilly. they expanded their
sound and also played lots of shows at very low prices. Sandanista
was a 3 lp set at again very low price.

in comparison GD looks like a crass sell out. the make-up, the stage sets, mag covers, posters, key rings, ring tones, marketing, marketing, marketing just like brittney or madonna would do. who needs all that commercial shit?

how about we just focus on the music?

Posted by oldpunk | May 7, 2009 9:39 PM

the philly LCD show was at the TLA.

kaiser chiefs and franz opening the big green day tour this summer in america.

Posted by Anonymous | May 7, 2009 10:27 PM

Ugh, this is going to be a tough ticket to get.

Posted by Anonymous | May 8, 2009 1:09 AM

I would rather watch Dan Deacon take a shit after gorging himself on barbecue & peanuts than listen to these pre-fabbed commercial popstars.

Posted by Anonymous | May 8, 2009 1:27 AM

u guys are all idiots. green day never wavered from their roots! whose to blame them for becoming massively successful? they are still the same just with loads more coin and a huge fanbase. basically the same band i saw in '91.

Posted by Anonymous | May 8, 2009 10:01 AM

WTF Those webster hall tickets were sold out before they even went on sale!

Posted by Ken | May 8, 2009 4:05 PM

Yeah, that's really disappointing.

Posted by Anonymous | May 8, 2009 4:07 PM

just got my webster hall ticket, anyone else?

Posted by jkov | May 8, 2009 4:20 PM

Yeah, got a bunch. $500 each please.

Posted by Anonymous | May 8, 2009 5:36 PM

I am looking for a single ticket. I can afford up to 100 bucks. Please let me know if you interest in.

Posted by erg | May 13, 2009 5:02 PM

if this was green day circa 1994 i would go...

Posted by ahmet maranki | December 19, 2009 9:47 AM

just got my webster hall ticket, anyone else?

Posted by SharondaStephens | November 12, 2012 2:50 PM

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