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11 reasons why a Green Day show is like no other

September 12 2017, 2:55 PM EDT By Caitlyn Ralph


Tré’s antics


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Holding down the rhythm section in the back, Mr. Cool—with his pink tutu, rambunctious solos, crazed looks and drumstick skills—puts on a show of his own.

Stage production


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Green Day’s stage production is what it should look like when a punk band plays stadiums and arenas. Between fire blasts, changing backdrops and confetti explosions, the effects onstage transform a Green Day show from a concert to an experience.

Onstage commentary


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Never one to stay quiet about society, politics and the related (he did write American Idiot, for that matter), Armstrong will often voice his concerns onstage to an attentive and encouraging audience. During the Revolution Radio tour, Armstrong emphasized the need for love. He begs the crowd to put away their cellphones and enjoy the moment in person—not through a screen.

Covers


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If watching Green Day tear through a cover of Operation Ivy’s “Knowledge” isn’t a great punk moment, nothing is. At the end of “King For A Day,” they perform a rendition of “Shout” while keyboardist Jason Freese brings out his saxophone for a groovy offering of “Careless Whisper.”

The openers


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The openers on the first and second leg of the Revolution Radio tour, Against Me! and Catfish And The Bottlemen, are case in point for the awesome acts Green Day bring on as support.

Below are the remaining dates of Green Day’s Revolution Radio tour with support from Catfish And The Bottlemen. Grab tickets here!

09/11 - Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater
09/13 - Chula Vista, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre

Read more: Can you pass this tough Green Day trivia quiz?

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