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Green Day

"Green Day continued their march to an inevitable Number One album, setting up rock-opera shop at New York City's Bowery Ballroom on May 18th for the East Coast live debut of 21st Century Breakdown. Their Bay Area guerilla gigs in April all featured the record in its entirety. But at the Bowery, the band played a pocket-jukebox edition of the album, starting with the opening title track and the first single, "Know Your Enemy." Then the new six-piece Green Day -- with singer-guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong, bassist Mike Dirnt and drummer Tré Cool assisted on guitars, keyboards and extra vocals by Jason Freese, Jason White and Jeff Matika -- sprinted across the first two acts, concentrating on action-rock tunes such as "East Jesus Nowhere," "Before the Lobotomy" and "Murder City," and finished with nearly all of the third." [Rolling Stone]
The full Bowery Ballroom setlist, videos (including some from SNL), and more pictures (and videos) from last night's Webster Hall show (5/19), below...

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Green Day - 21st Century Breakdown @ Webster Hall

Murder City live @ Bowery Ballroom 2009

American Idiot @ Bowery Ballroom

Saturday Night Live videos (sort of)...

Green Day @ Bowery Ballroom - setlist
"21st Century Breakdown"
"Know Your Enemy"
"East Jesus Nowhere"
"Before The Lobotomy"
"Last Of The American Girls"
"Murder City"
"Viva La Gloria (Little Girl)"
"The Static Age"
"21 Guns"
"American Eulogy (Mass Hysteria/Modern World)"
"See The Light"

"American Idiot"
"Jesus Of Suburbia"
"Longview"
"Who Wrote Holden Caufield?"
"Dominated Love Slave"
"Going To Pasalacqua"
"She"
"King For A Day"/"Shout" [Isley Brothers cover]
"Minority"

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Green Day is also playing two nights at Madison Square Garden this summer (if you're into that kind of thing).

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Comments (100)

The sound (of old men playing poppy mall-punk) at this show was phenomenal!

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2009 3:20 AM

When you play games, you really thought about the Department of your equipment well enough, your account than others, your gold enough ... There are better! What you want to have here.come on..Let's go!

Posted by runescape money | May 20, 2009 5:42 AM

respect and props to green day.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2009 6:41 AM

i don't know what you're talking about, i'm just impressed that that fender strat has held up for as long as it has.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2009 6:45 AM

Forgot the two best songs of the night. Guess you don't have the first two albums!

At the Library and 80 Were also played!

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2009 7:22 AM

Correction...sorry...

They were played at Webster...

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2009 7:24 AM

Here is the full Webster Setlist

Green Day played:

'21st Century Breakdown'
'Know Your Enemy'
'East Jesus Nowhere'
'Before The Lobotomy'
'Last Of The American Girls'
'Murder City'
'Viva La Gloria (Little Girl)'
'The Static Age'
'21 Guns'
'American Eulogy (Mass Hysteria/Modern World)'
'See The Light'
'American Idiot'
'Jesus Of Suburbia'
'St. Jimmy'
'At The Library'
'Longview'
'Coming Clean'
'80'
'Basket Case'
'Surrender'/'Bastards Of Young'
'King For A Day'/'Shout'
'Minority'

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2009 7:40 AM

Why does Billy Joe look like he should be in My Chemical Romance?
What's with the eyeliner?

Posted by Jim | May 20, 2009 8:00 AM

nice photos

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2009 8:15 AM

Show was awesome. Not as good as Bowery, but that comes with venue. Billie Joe was very interactive with the audience. During Longview, he pulled someone from the audience to sing it and the dude was actually really good.

Another interesting piece of minutiae, at Bowery on Monday, Billie Joe introduced the sax player John Friese as "about to have a new baby." At Webster, Billie Joe introduced John Friese as "new daddy." Very touching.

When they played 80 and At the Library I felt as if I were in high school again.

Hopefully Night 3 tonight will be just as good

Posted by Ashok | May 20, 2009 8:32 AM

"When they played 80 and At the Library I felt as if I were in high school again."

Stop being so nostalgic, you just graduated last spring.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2009 8:36 AM

awful band, please stop making music

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2009 8:37 AM

so, going to pasalacqua wasn't played? buzz kill

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2009 8:43 AM

Green day, LOL

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2009 8:47 AM

WHO THE FUCK CARES

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2009 8:50 AM

ACTION ROCK

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2009 8:51 AM

brainstewed/jaded

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2009 8:51 AM

Bastards of Young?

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2009 8:54 AM

They did a verse of Bastards..no one in the crowd seemed to know it?!

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2009 9:30 AM

It's astonishing that anyone takes this band seriously. They've always been a joke.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2009 9:32 AM

Who said anyones taking them seriously...maybe people are just having fun?!

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2009 9:39 AM

'At The Library'
'Longview'
'Coming Clean'
'80'
'Basket Case'
'Surrender'/'Bastards Of Young'
'King For A Day'/'Shout'
'Minority'

this looks like the only good part of the show!

Posted by cleveland! | May 20, 2009 9:44 AM

"Who Wrote Holden Caufield?"
"Dominated Love Slave"
"Going To Pasalacqua"
"She"

Posted by cleveland! | May 20, 2009 9:46 AM

green day is one of those bands that is a perfect combination of "I personally think they're great" and "they annoy people that I love to see annoyed"... hold steady is another one.

it is pretty badass that a band this huge takes an extra couple days to stay in the city and play some small shows.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2009 9:48 AM

And they are a joke why? Because they didn't form in 1976 and weren't part of the original New York or London punk scenes?

Green Day are a tight, fun, loud, energetic, punk-pop band with catchy songs and a great live presence. It's really silly that some people can't get themselves past the "but they are not authentic" concept that prevents them fro enjoying this great band.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2009 9:59 AM

"green day is one of those bands that is a perfect combination of "I personally think they're great" and "they annoy people that I love to see annoyed"... hold steady is another one."

people with good taste?

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2009 10:00 AM

thanks much to Green Day for playing these two small shows for the real fans. I've been a lifelong GD fan - 17 years - and experienced the best concert of my life from the pit of bowery ballroom. i'll never forget it.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2009 10:06 AM

Because they didn't form in 1976 and weren't part of the original New York or London punk scenes?

I thought punk originated in Detriot? Stooges, MC5, Death we playing it in the early seventies. London and NYC just appropriated the sound.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2009 10:09 AM

Man, I was wondering what Jason White has been up to since his Heisman win. Glad to see those six years of college paying some dividends.

Posted by hornblower | May 20, 2009 10:09 AM

Green MEH.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2009 10:14 AM

Here is the full Webster Setlist

Green Day played:

'21st Century Breakdown'
'Know Your Enemy'
'East Jesus Nowhere'
'Before The Lobotomy'
'Last Of The American Girls'
'Murder City'
'Viva La Gloria (Little Girl)'
'The Static Age'
'21 Guns'
'American Eulogy (Mass Hysteria/Modern World)'
'See The Light'
'American Idiot'
'Jesus Of Suburbia'
'St. Jimmy'
'At The Library'
'Longview'
'Coming Clean'
'80'
'Basket Case'
'She'
'Surrender'/'Bastards Of Young'
'King For A Day'/'Shout'/'Earth Angel'
'Minority'

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2009 10:22 AM

10:22 setlist was posted at 7:40...

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2009 10:30 AM

"They did a verse of Bastards..no one in the crowd seemed to know it?!"

The second part of that sentence is a sad indictment of GD's fans.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2009 10:30 AM

The 17 year old kid in me would have loved to see them play "Who Wrote Holden Caulfied", I don't think they've touched that one in years.

As for their revamped image, so so so lame. Why would you want to dress like you just walked out of hot topic when you are 35+ years old?

As for their political/social grand standing - no thanks. Really.

Great pop band though.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2009 10:33 AM

Setlist @ Webster Hall:

'21st Century Breakdown'
'Know Your Enemy'
'East Jesus Nowhere'
'Before The Lobotomy'
'Last Of The American Girls'
'Murder City'
'Viva La Gloria (Little Girl)'
'The Static Age'
'21 Guns'
'American Eulogy (Mass Hysteria/Modern World)'
'See The Light'
'American Idiot'
'Jesus Of Suburbia'
'St. Jimmy'
'At The Library'
'Longview'
'Coming Clean'
'80'
'Basket Case'
'She'
'Surrender'/'Bastards Of Young'
'King For A Day'/'Shout'/'Earth Angel'
'Minority'

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2009 10:36 AM

"I thought punk originated in Detriot? Stooges, MC5, Death we playing it in the early seventies. London and NYC just appropriated the sound."

Actually, the MC5 and the Stooges were doing it before the 70's and dude, no one knew who Death was until 2 months ago.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2009 10:36 AM

green day was an integral part during my impressionable music listening years. they'll always have a special place in my heart

Posted by jack | May 20, 2009 10:50 AM

Death was definitely not a punk band.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2009 11:01 AM

Green Day is on par with No Doubt, imo.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2009 11:03 AM

Here's the setlist I got:

'21st Century Breakdown'
'Know Your Enemy'
'East Jesus Nowhere'
'Before The Lobotomy'
'Last Of The American Girls'
'Murder City'
'Viva La Gloria (Little Girl)'
'The Static Age'
'21 Guns'
'American Eulogy (Mass Hysteria/Modern World)'
'See The Light'
'American Idiot'
'Jesus Of Suburbia'
'St. Jimmy'
'At The Library'
'Longview'
'Coming Clean'
'80'
'Basket Case'
'She'
'Surrender'/'Bastards Of Young'
'King For A Day'/'Shout'/'Earth Angel'
'Minority'

Posted by RB | May 20, 2009 11:03 AM

Here is the full Webster Setlist

Green Day played:

'21st Century Breakdown'
'Know Your Enemy'
'East Jesus Nowhere'
'Before The Lobotomy'
'Last Of The American Girls'
'Murder City'
'Viva La Gloria (Little Girl)'
'The Static Age'
'21 Guns'
'American Eulogy (Mass Hysteria/Modern World)'
'See The Light'
'American Idiot'
'Jesus Of Suburbia'
'St. Jimmy'
'At The Library'
'Longview'
'Coming Clean'
'80'
'Basket Case'
'She'
'Surrender'/'Bastards Of Young'
'King For A Day'/'Shout'/'Earth Angel'
'Minority'

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2009 11:17 AM

The first setlist posted didn't have 'She' or 'Earth Angel' on it. That's why the second guy posted it.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2009 11:21 AM

Let's just keep reposting the set list all day, because everyone cares.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2009 11:31 AM

They were better whan they toured with the Black Crows.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2009 11:31 AM

great show last night despite the amateur crowd. why some people record 5 minutes of fog and sound check is beyond me.

acoustics were actually really great and their touring band was excellent.

loved Billy Joe's interaction with crowd and the new material sounded tight

Posted by jkov | May 20, 2009 11:36 AM

Hey anonymous 11:31 -- nice of U to think ofothers, but people signing in now can just check the setlist posted earlier, so no need to keep reposting it all day!

Posted by Richard | May 20, 2009 11:41 AM

death is punk funk and it rocks

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2009 12:08 PM

Nice pics FreshBread.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2009 1:00 PM

when i come arroooound

Posted by sk | May 20, 2009 1:07 PM

645: I know! I was thinking the same thing when I saw that pic. Classic.

"Going To Pasalacqua"? "At the library"?? BUUGHHH....kinda wish I tried to go just for those two songs....oh well.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2009 1:26 PM

What did they play?

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2009 1:27 PM

They played guitar, bass, drums..there was even some sax, and piano too!

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2009 1:38 PM

how do you get to Carnegie Hall?

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2009 2:02 PM

"At The Library"

that's pretty damn great that they played that song.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2009 2:14 PM

Can someone post the setlist?

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2009 2:17 PM

2nd vid down got removed for terms of use violation? wtf? what happened, Billy whipped his dick out or something?

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2009 2:28 PM

"They did a verse of Bastards..no one in the crowd seemed to know it?!"

The second part of that sentence is a sad indictment of GD's fans.


I was at the show last night and you're right, 99% of the crowd don't know the replacements. Although there are people who do. Just because i know the words to bastards of young doesn't make me feel inclined to sing along to it anytime it's played.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2009 2:59 PM

Kinda reminds me of being at the Peter Bjorn & John show a few weeks ago when they transitioned into some Stone Roses & Joy Division...there were probably less than a dozen people in the crowd who seemed to "get" the references. Sad.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2009 3:11 PM

the setlist is missing "Hot Topics"

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2009 3:12 PM

The real setlist (as written for musicians):

1) I-IV-V
2) I-IV-V
3) I-IV-V
4) I-IV-V
5) I-IV-V
6) I-IV-V
7) I-IV-V
8) I-IV-V
9) I-IV-V
10) I-IV-V
11) I-IV-V
12) I-IV-V
13) I-IV-V
14) I-IV-V
15) I-IV-V
16) I-IV-V
17) I-IV-V
18) I-IV-V

Encore:
19) I-IV-V
20) I-IV-V (cover)
21) I-IV-V

Posted by unmitigated crap | May 20, 2009 3:32 PM

'People with taste' don't like Green Day?

I'm pretty certain stuck up music critics across the globe have almost universally praised 21st century Breakdown....

They are in almost all major music publication's top 100 bands of all time, and Dookie is also in their 100 greatest albums list.

Somehow these people with 'no taste' get major jobs writing about music, while your still coming on to message boards to whine about something that makes millions of people happy, and has done for 20 years now.

Seriously, get stuffed. I've been a fan since the beginning, and I'll be there at the end.

They were phenomenal last night.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2009 5:24 PM

love green day. keep doing your thing guys and fuck all the haters!

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2009 5:29 PM

i love green day as much as the next guy but 21st Century Breakdown isn't incredible by any means.
'Walking Contradiction' alone is greater than most of the half-assed shit on this new record.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2009 7:35 PM

Very very good show last night at Webster, was almost shocked to see how well they can still perform. At The Library and 80 were awesome to hear, too.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2009 7:45 PM

The Setlist of a Hater
1. Spend hours surfing web.
2. Find a fan comment page.
3. Read comments.
3. Submit contradictory and belittling comment.
4. Refresh page.
5. Find no response; refresh again.
6. Wait for combative response.
7. Receive combative response.
8. Read more combative responses.
9. Pat self on back for making human contact.
10. Search another site to make comments.
11. Locate joy and happiness.
12. Type words to aggravate someone.
13. Pissed somebody off.
14. Mission accomplished.
13. Search porn.
14. Light exercise.
15. Call friend to hang out.
16. Friend has plans with girlfriend.
17. Search Myspace pages of hot girls.
18. Send friend request.

Encore:
19. Search porn.
20. Isolated muscle workout regime.
21. Cry self to sleep.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2009 9:49 PM

i think they have some great songs, plus i like billie joe's singing.
passionate. very listenable. prob the only true punk band to have mega success.

Posted by oldpunk | May 20, 2009 10:00 PM

Set List of a Hater:

Lyrics to radioheads new single.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2009 10:04 PM

3:32 gets post of the thread award.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2009 10:48 PM


"I was at the show last night and you're right, 99% of the crowd don't know the replacements. Although there are people who do. Just because i know the words to bastards of young doesn't make me feel inclined to sing along to it anytime it's played."

And how often does it get played? seldom enough that you should sing along when it is played with fists high in the air.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2009 11:32 PM

People should also know the lyrics to the theme from Mr. Belvedere and the song "Leader of the Pack" by Twisted Sister. Anyone who doesn't know those songs is inferior to me.

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2009 12:06 AM

Green MEH

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2009 8:42 AM

pc richards setlist?

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2009 9:30 AM

@ 9:30 AM
The PC Richards setlist was 21st Century Breakdown like the previous two shows with the Rock N Roll Radio intro on the speakers. At encore they only did two songs, American Idiot and Jesus of Suburbia

Posted by Ashok | May 21, 2009 9:43 AM

They're late, but great! More photos here: http://www.sosauce.com/album/8231/

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2009 12:55 PM

Green Day rocked the fucking WH show...21 st century bd is some of their best stuff...Billie Joe is simply an amazing lyricist and rock god...loved hearing At the library live! Fucking awesome! I hope they extend this tour after europe!

Thank you BJ, Mike & Tre for the best times! Love you! Keep on rockin!

Posted by Shannybaby | May 21, 2009 8:09 PM

i need to hear horseshoes & handgranades in san jose & sacramento please

Posted by buck | June 20, 2009 9:09 PM

Saw the Orlando show tonight. Awesome show. Kicked ass. They brought a bunch of people up to do stuff. I think they brought eight different fans up on stage. One kid played guitar ---PERFECTLY ---
for the the whole Jeusus of Suburbia from beginning to end. He ran all over the place and hammed it up like he was in the band. Bummer no mosh pit although it was GA too so we could have. Pussies. We're all pussies anymore.

Posted by RC | August 6, 2009 3:06 AM

Despite all the life danger, with one selfless act from one common person, someone is saved, A hero is made.

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Posted by trendyedhardy | October 15, 2009 9:59 PM

During Longview, he pulled someone from the audience to sing it and the dude was actually really good.

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Posted by Anonymous | March 3, 2010 2:14 PM

What happened to Greenday? They kind of fell off the radar the last couple of years right?

Posted by kegelmaster | May 2, 2010 7:48 PM

I haven't heard from them lately. Maybe they are preparing for another album.

Posted by Essay | September 9, 2010 3:01 AM

I dont know really what to say about Green Day. They have have been slyly working their way up the Ranks of mainstream ever since Dookie.
I can still listen to old tracks and think hey this is good stuff, which it is in my opinion. Now though Green Day have changed a lot.
I'd say that the Green Day we see today may as well be a completly new band as to what they used to be. Conversely I say fair play to the guys for they are doing what they enjoy (well at least I hope they do) and are getting shit loads of money for it. Surely thats a career that is worth living?

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Great band. too shame they stop making videous

Posted by constructii | June 28, 2012 9:41 AM

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Posted by generator curent | July 18, 2012 7:46 AM

I like this band but I'm wondering from there comes the name

Posted by pompe industriale | July 18, 2012 7:54 AM

Big fan Green Day, they are so awesome, great guys

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