All photos by G.
Kaiser Chiefs warmed us up tonight at Madison Square Garden in New York for the main event: Green Day!
Billie Joe Armstrong has energy that is unrivaled and he showed it off tonight during the bands 2 hour plus set! They came on stage a little after 9 pm and played hit after hit to the sold out crowd. In between songs, Billie Joe told stories, joked with the audience, got the crowd cheering and chanting and even shared the spotlight with some fans that he called on stage to sing and play guitar.
Wanna see the set list and more pix? I know you do… follow the rest of the story after the jump.
The setlist for Green Day at Madison Square Garden on July 27, 2009 was:
1. Song of the Century
2. 21st Century Breakdown
3. Know Your Enemy
4. East Jesus Nowhere
6. Static Age
7. Before the Lobotomy
8. Are We the Waiting
9. St. Jimmy
10. Boulevard of Broken Dreams
11. 2000 Light Years Away
12. Welcome to Paradise
14. When I Come Around
15. Disappearing Boy
16. Sweet Home Alabama (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
17. Thank You (Led Zeppelin)/ Sweet Child O’ Mine (Guns N’ Roses)/ Take Me
Out to the Ball Game/ 99 Bottles of Beer/ Iron Man (Riff)
18. Brain Stew
21. Basket Case
23. King For a Day
24. Shout/ Earth Angel (The Penguins)/ Swanee/ I’ll Be There / If You Could See Me Now
25. 21 Guns
26. American Eulogy
27. American Idiot
28. Jesus of Suburbia
30. Drama Queen
31. Last Night On Earth (acoustic)
32. Good Riddance
Setlist courtesy of www.greendayauthority.com Thanks!!!
At some point, Billie Joe did a little homage to rock and roll doing little snatches of “Thank You” by Led Zeppelin and”Welcome to the Jungle” by Guns N’ Roses. During his rendition of the Animal House classic “Shout,” he sang parts of “Earth Angel” and the Jackson 5’s classic “I’ll Be There.”
Enough about that… More Green Day pix!