Green Day joined by Rancid’s Tim Armstrong at first US gig in two years

The punk band will be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame this weekend

Green Day made their live return last night (April 16) at the 1,200-capacity House Of Blues in Cleveland, Ohio.

The band – who will be inducted into Cleveland’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame tomorrow (April 18) alongside Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, Bill Withers, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band and Joan Jett And The Blackhearts – played a three hour set which included special guests Tim Armstrong from Rancid and original drummer John Kiffmeyer, who played with the band from 1989-1990.

Tim Armstrong joined the group to play Rancid’s ‘Radio’ and ‘Knowledge’ by his former band Operation Ivy. Armstrong also played on Green Day’s ‘Minority’ later in the show. With Kiffmeyer, the band performed as Sweet Children before the Green Day set began, playing early rarities ‘Sweet Children’, ‘I Was There’ and ‘Dry Ice’, reports Rolling Stone. Watch fan-shot footage below.


Sweet Children played:

‘Don’t Leave Me’ (First performance since 1994)
‘Only of You’
‘Sweet Children’ (First time performance since 1991)
‘409 in Your Coffeemaker’
‘At the Library’
‘I Was There’ (First performance since 1992)
‘Disappearing Boy’
‘Paper Lanterns’
‘Road to Acceptance’
‘Green Day’ (First performance since 1990)
‘Dry Ice’ (First performance since 1993)

Green Day played:

’99 Revolutions’
‘Boulevard of Broken Dreams’
‘2000 Light Years Away’
‘Private Ale’
‘Christie Road’
‘Stuart and the Ave’
‘Geek Stink Breath’
‘One for the Razorbacks’
‘When I Come Around’
‘Basket Case’
‘Are We the Waiting’
‘St Jimmy’
‘King for a Day’
‘Shout’ / ‘Always Look on the Bright Side of Life’ / ‘Hey Jude’ / ‘(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction’
‘American Idiot’
‘Jesus of Suburbia’


Green Day become the 48th act to be inducted to the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in their first year of eligibility. “I had to go for a walk when I heard the news,” frontman Billie Joe Armstrong told Rolling Stone last year. “We’re in incredible company and I’m still trying to make sense of this. The Rock And Roll Hall of Fame has always held something special for me because my heroes were in there. This is a great time for us to sort of reflect and look back with gratitude.”

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