The band played an early show at Pinole Valley High School in California two years before 'Kerplunk!'
Full concert footage of Green Day performing a gig at the campus of their local High School has surfaced online.
The show took place at Pinole Valley High School, California, on May 10 1990. The band played songs from their first album ’39/Smooth’ (released in April of that year) and one that would later feature on 1992’s ‘Kerplunk!’ (‘Who Wrote Holden Caulfield?’). Original member John Kiffmeyer plays drums for the gig.
Both frontman Billie Joe Armstrong and bassist Mike Dirnt attended Pinole Valley High School, although Armstrong did not graduate. Watch footage from this show beneath. The video was uploaded in 2013 but only recently has been circulated widely.
Fall Out Boy paid tribute to Green Day as they were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in Cleveland last weekend (April 18).
Band members Patrick Stump and Pete Wentz both made speeches at the ceremony about the effect Green Day had on them as musicians and fans. “No one else can do anything the way Green Day does,” Wentz told the audience, while Stump recalled first hearing the Californian band for the first time.
In their acceptance speeches, Green Day thanked the people who had been involved with their careers since their beginnings in 1986. “Music is the force that gets us up in the morning, and it’s also the shit that keeps us up all night,” said drummer Tre Cool. “We’re all in this room together to celebrate music and it’s a beautiful thing. It’s overwhelming, the amount of talent and love in the room. It’s overwhelming.”
Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong concluded their acceptance by saying: “I’ve always loved rock & roll music. I always have. Soon as I opened my eyes and took my first breath, I’m a fan. And that’s the one thing that I’m going to close with is that I love rock & roll.”
The band then played a short set including ‘American Idiot’, ‘Basket Case’ and ‘When I Come Around’.