Green Day Kicks Off Tour With Bang
Green Day brought the fireworks and the memories as they kicked off their tour at King County's White River Amphitheatre Tuesday night.
"Bang Bang" went the pyrotechnics and the crowd was really into frontman Billie Joe Armstrong's politically charged commentary throughout the hit-filled set that lasted more than two hours.
Giving fans a heavy dose of Dookie and Revolution Radio, Green Day also gave new life to 2,000 Light Years Away from Kerplunk! along with a nice Beatles singalong.
The night began with Armstrong bringing a fan onstage to sing and the band did so many times, which was highlighted by a young woman's 21st birthday landing her onstage to play guitar.
"You can keep that guitar," Armstrong said to the shy girl after the song was finished. The crowd roared in appreciation.
Green Day’s summer Revolution Radio Tour will conclude Sept. 13 in Chula Vista, Calif.’s, Sleep Train Amphitheatre.
Green Day have recruited British rock band Catfish and the Bottlemen to open throughout the full run of dates and they did a brief, but perfect 30-minute set. The act’s sophomore album, The Ride, has been extremely successful in the UK, hitting No. 1 on the albums chart, but the crowd didn't seem to notice the amazing band on stage.