Guitar giveaways, water cannons, a Ramones tribute - and a whole host of crowd pleasing hits...

GREEN DAY‘s UK tour thundered into

LONDON last night (January 24) with an intimate show at


After beginning the tour at Birmingham NIA on

Sunday, the punk superstars are playing two nights at the venue before

returning to arenas for the rest of the dates.

And the sense of occasion saw frontman Billie Joe

Armstrong give away his guitar to an audience member. During

the now-traditional segment of the show where the band bring fans onto

the stage to play after ‘Brainstew’, the chosen

guitarist was a girl called Katy, who walked away

with the prized axe.

And when he dragged two more fans onto the stage to shower the

front rows with water cannons, one of them threw up! Billie

Joe told him, “Sid Vicious would be


Later on, he would dedicate ‘Wake Me Up When September

Ends’ to Johnny Ramone, who died last September.

The set drew heavily on their current international Number One album

‘American Idiot’. After opening with the title track,

Billie Joe declared “This house is mine! And this is

dedicated to everyone who took the train”, before launching into the

five-part epic ‘Jesus Of Suburbia’.

The show ended with a straight, rousing version of Queen‘s ‘We Are The Champions’

followed by a final version of ‘Good Riddance (Time Of Your

Life)’ from a solitary Bilie Joe.

The setlist was:

‘American Idiot’

‘Jesus Of Suburbia’


‘Are We The Waiting?’

‘St Jimmy’


‘Hitchin’ A Ride’

‘Brainstew’ / ‘Jaded’


‘Basket Case’


‘King For A Day’

‘Wake Me Up When September Ends’


‘Boulevard Of Broken Dreams’

‘When I Come Around’

‘We Are The Champions’

‘Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)’