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Live Review: Green Day, Leeds First Direct Arena, 05/02/17

Green Day, Leeds First Direct Arena, 05/02/17

Green Day w/support from The Interrupters, Leeds First Direct Arena, 05/02/17

It’s been a long 4 years, but it was with great pleasure that Green Day graced the First Direct Arena in Leeds to set off the first of their 3 UK Revolution Radio tour dates with a deafening bang, and a few flames too.

Green Day w/support from The Interrupters, Leeds First Direct Arena, 05/02/17

The Berkeley maestros have been though some turbulent times since 2013, but one thing is for sure – their sheer energy and passion for their craft has never faltered. Exploding onto the stage with Know Your Enemy, and catering for all needs with everything from Kerplunk’s Christie Road, to Insomniac’s Armitage Shanks, to the most recent offerings from Revolution Radio, all bases were covered, and no complaints were noted.

Green Day, Leeds First Direct Arena, 05/02/17

Aside from the impressively varied setlist, Green Day’s set included the infamous t-shirt cannon, and the usual audience selection for band accompaniment – a ritual that rightfully never seems to tire. And while Green Day can open a show in style, they can also action a pretty impressive close, as they rounded off the performance with a double encore and a detonation of confetti, all while engulfed in the rapturous reception of an adoring crowd that just wouldn’t be satiated.

Green Day, Leeds First Direct Arena, 05/02/17

Setlist:

Bohemian Rhapsody
(Queen song)

Blitzkrieg Bop
(Ramones song)

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
(Ennio Morricone song)

Know Your Enemy

Bang Bang

Revolution Radio

Holiday

Letterbomb

Boulevard of Broken Dreams

Longview

Youngblood

Armatage Shanks

2000 Light Years Away

Hitchin’ a Ride

When I Come Around

Christie Road

Waiting

Burnout

Scattered
(snippet of Nuclear Family)

Minority

Are We the Waiting

St. Jimmy

Knowledge
(Operation Ivy cover)

Basket Case

She

King for a Day

Shout / Always Look on the Bright Side of Life / Teenage Kicks / (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction / Hey Jude

Still Breathing

Forever Now

Encore:

American Idiot

Jesus of Suburbia

Encore 2:

Ordinary World

Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)

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