Green Day have treated fans to a set full of long-unheard rarities at a surprise show in Chicago on Friday night (29th July). As Consequence Of Sound reports, the punk outfit took to the stage at the Metro in Chicago for a warmup show ahead of their Sunday evening headline set at Lollapalooza.
Appearing before 1,100 people, the intimate show gave the Californian group the chance to stretch their musical legs somewhat, having performed a greatest hits set throughout their global Hella Mega Tour, which wrapped up earlier this month. As a result, the show’s setlist was made up of songs that had been absent from the band’s live shows for some time.
Green Day – ‘Warning’ (Live)
The setlist leaned heavily on the group’s early-period, including such highlights as ‘Christie Road’, ‘One Of My Lies’, and ‘Private Ale’ from 1991’s Kerplunk!, which had not been performed since 2016-17.
Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt and Tré Cool also performed American Idiot favourite ‘Whatsername’ for the first time since 2005 and ‘Church On Sunday’ and ‘Warning’ for the first time since 2001. There were a few other surprises, including revivals of ‘Oh Love’, ‘Murder City’, ‘Geek Stink Breath’, and ‘J.A.R. (Jason Andrew Relva)’.