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    Photos: Green Day bring mayhem to Emirates Stadium, London
    June 02, 2013

    1 June, 2013: Green Day bring their Uno, Dos, Tre tour to London and send thousands of pop-punk fans into a frenzy.

     “Englaaaaaaaand,” screams a wide-eyed Billie Joe Armstrong to the manic pogoing of thousands of crazed punks, “I fucking love this country.” Indeed, the fervour that meets the band and the comfort and ease with which they communicate almost makes it feel like Green Day are playing to a hometown crowd.

    The UK was the first country to truly embrace the band and they controversially filmed their mammoth ‘Bullet In A Bible’ concert here. But there’s a reason why after over 25 years, Green Day still transcend age, trends and nationality.

    Kicking off with the quickfire call to arms of ’99 Revolutions’, Billie Joe and co tear through a set that carries plenty of reminders as to why the world fell in love with them in the first place. Whether it’s a sweatbox club or a massive stadium, the chances of appearing on stage at a Green Day gig are still higher than most. The sheer love and respect that rebounds between band and audience couldn’t be more apparent as Billie Joe drags fan after fan onstage to participate.

    To see the Emirates bounce without relent or inhibition is a pretty humbling sight, as countless childhoods are lovingly relived for the timeless dumb but devine superbrilliance of ‘Sassafras Roots’, ‘Hitchin A Ride’, ‘Welcome To Paradise’, ‘Longview’ and the true vintage Green Day classic ‘Going To Pasalacqua’. Newer tracks ‘Oh Love’ and ‘Stay The Night’ have all the hallmarks of the classic Green Day sound and are met like old friends, but the most manic reception is of course saved for ‘American Idiot’, ‘Minority’ and ‘Basket Case’.

    PHOTOS at Gigwise: HERE

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1 June, 2013: Green Day bring their Uno, Dos, Tre tour to London and send thousands of pop-punk fans into a frenzy.

 “Englaaaaaaaand,” screams a wide-eyed Billie Joe Armstrong to the manic pogoing of thousands of crazed punks, “I fucking love this country.” Indeed, the fervour that meets the band and the comfort and ease with which they communicate almost makes it feel like Green Day are playing to a hometown crowd.

The UK was the first country to truly embrace the band and they controversially filmed their mammoth ‘Bullet In A Bible’ concert here. But there’s a reason why after over 25 years, Green Day still transcend age, trends and nationality.

Kicking off with the quickfire call to arms of ’99 Revolutions’, Billie Joe and co tear through a set that carries plenty of reminders as to why the world fell in love with them in the first place. Whether it’s a sweatbox club or a massive stadium, the chances of appearing on stage at a Green Day gig are still higher than most. The sheer love and respect that rebounds between band and audience couldn’t be more apparent as Billie Joe drags fan after fan onstage to participate.

To see the Emirates bounce without relent or inhibition is a pretty humbling sight, as countless childhoods are lovingly relived for the timeless dumb but devine superbrilliance of ‘Sassafras Roots’, ‘Hitchin A Ride’, ‘Welcome To Paradise’, ‘Longview’ and the true vintage Green Day classic ‘Going To Pasalacqua’. Newer tracks ‘Oh Love’ and ‘Stay The Night’ have all the hallmarks of the classic Green Day sound and are met like old friends, but the most manic reception is of course saved for ‘American Idiot’, ‘Minority’ and ‘Basket Case’.

PHOTOS at Gigwise: HERE

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Ruth R. Gipe's picture
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VivaLaRachel's picture

So dissapointed i missed this, my two favorite bands playing, but it was too far away.

I wish they would come to more places in England! :c

earthtoleah's picture

It was the best night of my life, I was so close to Billie at points, barrier on outer circle stage right. Was amazing, was bummed they didn't play Wake Me Up and Good Riddance but still have to admit Brutal Love is an amazing ending. Can't wait to see them again, so much energy live truly brilliant!

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wonder_warren's picture

One of the best nights of my life, I think I'll have to get a Reading ticket now!! Great photos x

BamBam's picture

one of the best night of my entire life.

Sharon Mitchell's picture

The show was fantastic - probably the most emotional one I have been to.  Brutal Love is absolutely EPIC as a show closer.  No other band even comes close to how good Green Day are on stage.  

bipinlovegreenday's picture

awesome as fuck

Rafaela da Silva's picture

Awesome,Hey

Three years,Brazil needs you <3

Jessica Pradhan's picture

:) awesome

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I love the barely visable "kill the dj" shirt!!

SSS's picture

15 years waiting, for what it became one of the best nights of my life. hopefully i can see you again soon

V's picture

And then please come back to Brooklyn, NY! We love you too!

JoGolder's picture

I was there last night with a recently converted friend who loves Green Day almost as much as I do now. It rocked and we fucking love you too, Billie Joe! What an incredible night, sheer fucking excellance and omg I'm still buzzing

Nimrodjess's picture

Absolutely amazing, best night ever! Come back soon!!!

Fennuala's picture

best night of my entire life, cant get over it

Popumosh's picture

seriously, it was amazing COME BACK SOON, does anyone else feel a bit empty now its over?

SIRSTEVE's picture

BEST MOTHERFUCKING CONCERT I HAVE EVER BEEN TO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

DanielleTurton's picture

Last night was incredible. ♡

✗Nuclear Girl✗'s picture

AWESOME

greendazexx's picture

Best night of my life!!! Green day fucking rocked it. Come back soon PLEASE !!!!!!!!!

freyfrey's picture

thank you so much green day for coming to england, which definately is a fucking epic country!!!!!!!! COME BACK SOON PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!