A playful Green Day stormed their way through a near three hour long show at Wembley Stadium on June 19, and described it as "the biggest show of our f--ing lives" during the set.
Having played Wembley Arena last autumn, the graduation to the stadium, as part of an eighteen date European tour, was a triumphant one; the punk stalwarts romped through a mammoth 34-song set that spanned their entire career, from breakthrough hit 'Basketcase' to more recent material from 2004's critically acclaimed 'American Idiot' and last year's '21st Century Breakdown,' the NME reported.
Frontman Billy Joe Armstrong was in typically upbeat mood all night and evidently enjoyed performing at the UK's iconic football stadium during World Cup season; the singer donned a St. George's red cross flag on several occasions and at one point claimed "Green Day is going to win the goddamn World Cup I can tell you that now."
The group also, as usual, brought crowd members onto the stage to perform on various songs, with one fan singing the entirety of 1994's 'Longview' amidst accompaniment from the band themselves. Other notable moments included playing two medleys of covers, featuring '(I Can't Get) No Satisfaction' and 'Paint It Black' by the Rolling Stones, and the Beatles' 'Hey Jude,' amongst others; the band finished their set with twin anthems 'Wake Me Up When September Ends' and 'Good Riddance (Time of Your Life).'
[Full article at Spinner.com]