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Review: Green Day at Perth Arena, 30 April 2017

on May 4, 2017 - 10:17am

Some might say punk is dead.

But it was very much alive when Californian punk rockers Green Day delivered a mammoth two-and-a-half hour set in Perth, taking loyal fans on a powerful journey through their 30-year career.

Los Angeles ska punk band the Interrupters warmed up with a set of lightning fast punk tunes, led by charismatic frontwoman Aimee Allen.

They were loud, brash and fun – much like the band to follow.

This was the first stop of Green Day’s Revolution Radio Australian tour and the Perth Arena crowd welcomed them with open arms as they arrived onstage at the very un-punk time of

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Green Day Already Gunning For Show Of The Year As Aus Tour Kicks Off

on May 4, 2017 - 10:11am
Drawing on nostalgic '90s skate punk vibes, SoCal force The Interrupters had everyone ready to Take Back The Power as they rolled through an eclectic set of instant hits.

With bass so chunky you could almost take a bite out of it, a refreshing dose of ska was unleashed with She Got Arrested and This Is The New Sound, all delivered with a husky charm from vocalist Aimee Allen screaming with ear-piercing precision between gritty, uplifting melodies.

The Interrupters proved they were one of the most fun bands you'll see live. Punk is alive and well.

"This is not a fucking tea party, this is a

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Live Review: Green Day + The Interrupters – Adelaide Entertainment Centre (03.05.17)

on May 4, 2017 - 10:00am

In some ways I think I am the wrong person to write this review. I’ve been listening to Green Day since I was 12 years old. As such, I may be a little bit biased. So be it. This band have been shaking the earth with heartfelt punk rock for over 25 years. Now in their 40s, nothing has let up for Billie Joe, Mike and Tre Cool. Canons, fire and antics aplenty: the Revolution Radio tour is a genuine rock show – the way they were meant to be.

California ska punkers The Interrupters opened proceedings dead on time at 7pm.

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Concert review: Green Day rock Perth Arena

on May 4, 2017 - 9:54am

"THIS is not a f***ing tea party, this is a rock n' roll show baby!"

And with those words, Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong did what this reviewer has never witnessed at Perth Arena, he had the entire crowd on their feet.

I don't just mean standing for the first song, as seems to be tradition in the arena's seated sections, but throughout the entire show, which was at times hilarious and political, but always entertaining.

After a couple of awkward "stand up, sit down, look around and stand up again" moments, the audience decided to sacrifice comfort for engagement, which was

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