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12 Years After American Idiot, Green Day Still Want to Start a Revolution

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  • Oct 19
    12 Years After American Idiot, Green Day Still Want to Start a Revolution

    The guys of Green Day might be in their mid-40s, but it wasn’t obvious from their show Monday night at the Palladium in Hollywood. Indeed, you’d be forgiven for thinking that Billie Joe Armstrong, the band’s lead singer, is four, not 44, as he jets around the stage like a pre-schooler on a sugar high.

    Then again, most pre-schoolers don’t sing about being “Daddy’s little psycho and Mommy’s little soldier.”

    To celebrate the release of their 12th studio album, Revolution Radio, Green Day are touring smaller venues, like the Hollywood Palladium, capacity 3,700 (last time they toured to L.A., they were at the Los Angeles Sports Area, which had a capacity closer to 15,000). But rather than promoting the album, this concert felt more like a walk down memory lane, with the band only doing four songs off their newest release, focusing instead on older tracks from albums like Kerplunk!, Dookie, Nimrod and, of course, American Idiot.

    Full review at LA Weekly: HERE

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on October 19, 2016 - 12:30pm

The guys of Green Day might be in their mid-40s, but it wasn’t obvious from their show Monday night at the Palladium in Hollywood. Indeed, you’d be forgiven for thinking that Billie Joe Armstrong, the band’s lead singer, is four, not 44, as he jets around the stage like a pre-schooler on a sugar high.

Then again, most pre-schoolers don’t sing about being “Daddy’s little psycho and Mommy’s little soldier.”

To celebrate the release of their 12th studio album, Revolution Radio, Green Day are touring smaller venues, like the Hollywood Palladium, capacity 3,700 (last time they toured to L.A., they were at the Los Angeles Sports Area, which had a capacity closer to 15,000). But rather than promoting the album, this concert felt more like a walk down memory lane, with the band only doing four songs off their newest release, focusing instead on older tracks from albums like Kerplunk!, Dookie, Nimrod and, of course, American Idiot.

Full review at LA Weekly: HERE

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