Posted in music | tour dates on April 23, 2010

Green Day on stage after their musical (via)
Green Day

The Broadway show "American Idiot" turned into a rock concert with a supercharged encore: a surprise appearance by Green Day, the band that wrote the music.

The three-man band, and an additional guitarist, took to the stage after Thursday's show as girls in the audience screamed. The show opened Tuesday, and the producers may wish that Green Day would show up regularly.

"This is my first night on Broadway," the singer-guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong declared, then blared out the opening power chords of "American Idiot," the show's title song. In the first verse, he sang: "Can you hear the sound of hysteria? The subliminal mind BEEP America," censoring himself. [NY Times]

That was last night. Less of a surprise will be the following shows that Green Day themselves are advertising (and as partially posted earlier today in the comments): "Friday, April 23rd - Early show! - 7:00 show Mystic Knights of the Cobras and The Foxboro Hottubs at Don Hills, NYC." and that "The Foxboro Hot Tubs will be performing live in New York on Sunday at Bowery Electric. Tickets are $20 at the door. Due to the massive amount of interest, The Bowery Electric will not allow lineups before 8pm on Sunday. Anyone arriving early will be asked to leave. Doors open at 11pm show starts at 11:30pm." Good luck getting in to those.

NOTE: one commenter says, "foxboro hot tubs is NOT the same as green day. it's the members of green day, but they are an entirely different band. they will NOT be playing green day songs at the concert; they have their own album, etc."

And as some suggested in the comments earlier, Green Day should also play some benefit shows for 924 Gilman when you get back out west.

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Comments (30)

foxboro hot tubs is NOT the same as green day. it's the members of green day, but they are an entirely different band. they will NOT be playing green day songs at the concert; they have their own album, etc.

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2010 4:04 PM

Ricky Gervais - Hunter College 5/10 & 5/11 - Tickets on sale now

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2010 4:06 PM

im already inside

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2010 4:09 PM

I called Don HIll's and the gentleman who answered indicated that the line was long already. Still tempted to test my luck.

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2010 4:21 PM

i hope they play all new shit

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2010 4:26 PM

4:04 is misinformed. Foxboro Hot Tubs has only 6 songs, and they often "cover" Green Day songs. All the members of Green Day are in the band, plus Kevin Preston, who may not even be in town. This is most likely really just a Green Day secret show.

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2010 4:31 PM

they are playing Broadway show every night this weekend too

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2010 4:34 PM

4:31 is very misinformed. They will not be playing Green Day songs but rather the songs from the Foxboro Hot Tubs record and covers.

You are an idiot, 4:26

Actually walked by Don Hill's about 15 minutes ago and the line is real long. No one is getting in who has not shown up yet.

Your best chance to get in tonight if you have not gone there yet is to just cut the line. Did not look like any security was there and it is mostly kids. Screw them. Just shove in front of them.

Or go to Bowery Electric Sunday night. That should be easier since it is 21 and over only getting in and it is a midnight show.

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2010 4:37 PM

Way to gooooo, Billie Jooooooe!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2010 4:49 PM

I think the only brooklynvegan anonymous comment meme older than "What time does Daft Punk go on" is "the line is already too long, don't bother going".

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2010 5:18 PM

line extends all the way to santos house party. you're definitely not getting in.

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2010 6:35 PM

Wait...he censored himself? What a jackass.

Posted by Jeremy | April 23, 2010 6:52 PM

I didn't even know Don Hill's was still around.

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2010 7:46 PM

@Anon4:37 - I don't know what's sadder...advocating cutting a line and shoving in front of young, defenseless mall kids just to see a band...or doing it when that band happens to be Green Day.

Posted by blackhat | April 23, 2010 8:33 PM

Does anyone know if the Misshapes are still playing?

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2010 10:02 PM

this was so punk

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2010 10:04 PM

i really wonder what its like when they dont allow a line to start by a certain time. Are hundreds of people just walking back and forth for an hour waiting for someone to come out and announce that the line could start to which they all ram into each other in a race to be among the first 100.

I dont know, there has to be a better way.

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2010 10:55 PM

the show was awesome...billie jo was out of control

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2010 11:30 PM

@11:30
Shut up you idiot. What are you 12?

Posted by Anonymous | April 24, 2010 3:00 AM

yo 11:30 - a lil more detail please?

Posted by Anonymous | April 24, 2010 8:39 AM

get me in there dammit!

Posted by Anonymous | April 24, 2010 11:00 AM

@10:55
Stop workshopping alt-comedy bits on this forum.

Posted by Anonymous | April 24, 2010 12:11 PM

So if you try to get in line before the designated time does some bad ass bouncer come by and push you out of line?

Why not just put wristbands on people when thy show up and then let them come back at showtime instead of making them wait hours on line?

Posted by Anonymous | April 24, 2010 12:50 PM

Then there'd be a line for wristbands. What's the difference.

Posted by Anonymous | April 24, 2010 4:20 PM

FHT has an alum with 12 songs on it and they played 11 of them, as well as the song that got cut from the album before its release, a new FHT song, 2 Green Day songs, a Network song, a Who song, and a couple of others.

Posted by Anonymous | April 25, 2010 12:41 AM

3:00am is mad because he hasn't been to a fun show since he was 12 years old, and instead enjoys going to see bands where he can cross his arms and nod his head ironically to the music.

you have to shit on other people's fun? asshole.

Posted by Anonymous | April 25, 2010 2:06 AM

Does anyone know if the band is
doing anything else this week in NYC?!?!?

Posted by BJ Fan | April 25, 2010 9:10 PM

RICKY GERVAIS @ KAYE PLAYHOUSE AT HUNTER COLLEGE (625-CAPACITY) STILL ONSALE ON TICKETMASTER.COM NOW

Posted by Anonymous | April 25, 2010 10:32 PM

talked to their roadies after tonight's show, these two were the only gigs they are doing in town right now

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2010 4:24 AM

LOL

the Foxboro Hot Tubs have a 12 song album released. They also have 1 song that they released with a free 6 song EP about 4 months before the album came out called "Highway 1", which they decided to cut off the album and replace with "Pedestrian". They also have a new song, called "Fuck Time".

Posted by Naomi | April 29, 2010 2:12 AM

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