Green Day played four new songs from their forthcoming trilogy of albums '¡Uno!, ¡Dos!, ¡Tré!' at the Summer Sonic Festival in Japan over the weekend.
The trio performed a two hour set on Saturday (August 18) in front of a crowd of 40,000 at the Marine Stadium. Of the new songs, 'Stay The Night', from ¡Uno!, leaned closest towards the band's old material, with its charged guitar riff.
Other tracks aired included '99 Revolutions', which also featured on the soundtrack of the movie 'The Campaign, new single 'Oh Love' and 'Let Yourself Go'.
The band went on to play some of their older material including 'Basket Case', 'Longview,' '2,000 Light Years Away', 'Minority' and 'American Idiot', which saw frontman Billie Joe Armstrong pulling Japanese fans on to the stage for hugs and even giving one lucky girl one of his bracelets.
"That was amazing!" fan Kane Nakamura told NME after the show "They haven't changed much, but the new songs are seriously cool and they gave it so much energy – it was worth the price of three or four tickets, that’s how satisfying it was."
"It was cool that they played so many songs everyone knows and not just their new material," added Kazuki Oda. "The crowd went totally nuts."
Full review at NME: HERE