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    Green Day play tiny gig in Australian pub – watch
    February 22, 2014

    Green Day played a secret show in a pub in Sydney, Australia last night (February 20). See above to watch the band perform 'Brain Stew' now. The gig, which took place at Captain Cook Hotel in the Australian city, was announced just hours before it began with fans forced to dash to the venue in order to gain entry. Green Day are currently on a tour of larger venues in Australia and will headline the Soundwave Festival on Sunday (February 23). The gig was organised by Captain Cook Hotel owner Darren Wood, Inferno Music instrument-supplier boss Tim Davy and author of the My Sydney Riot blog Ray Lalotoa. "It happened in all of about five minutes," Lalotoa told The Daily Telegraph Australia. "Green Day came and checked it out and said, 'This is going to work, we’re 99 per cent going to play’, and just said, 'Don’t tell anyone about it'." Stepping onto the tiny stage, frontman Billie Joe Armstrong reportedly said: "I guess a few of you saw the tweet" before playing a set consisting of newer material, fan favourites and requests from the audience. The short set concluded with 'American Idiot'.

    Full article and video at NME: HERE

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on February 22, 2014

Green Day played a secret show in a pub in Sydney, Australia last night (February 20). See above to watch the band perform 'Brain Stew' now. The gig, which took place at Captain Cook Hotel in the Australian city, was announced just hours before it began with fans forced to dash to the venue in order to gain entry. Green Day are currently on a tour of larger venues in Australia and will headline the Soundwave Festival on Sunday (February 23). The gig was organised by Captain Cook Hotel owner Darren Wood, Inferno Music instrument-supplier boss Tim Davy and author of the My Sydney Riot blog Ray Lalotoa. "It happened in all of about five minutes," Lalotoa told The Daily Telegraph Australia. "Green Day came and checked it out and said, 'This is going to work, we’re 99 per cent going to play’, and just said, 'Don’t tell anyone about it'." Stepping onto the tiny stage, frontman Billie Joe Armstrong reportedly said: "I guess a few of you saw the tweet" before playing a set consisting of newer material, fan favourites and requests from the audience. The short set concluded with 'American Idiot'.

Full article and video at NME: HERE