Revolution Radio Tour

Green Day rocks St. Louis

Zoё Donovan, Reporter

Green Day has been in the punk music industry for over three decades now. Their latest tours and shows are no small feat.

Catfish and the Bottlemen opened for them in St. Louis and a giant pink bunny-man acted as a hype man for the main event. Though the tour was for their most recent album, ‘Revolution Radio,’ only a fifth of the songs played were from that album, and they instead focused on their classics and most popular past successes.

The lights and pyrotechnics were intense: a wall of fire at some points shooting out of the back of the stage, and showers of sparks coming from the ceiling behind the drummer at other points. The back banner was dropped three times throughout the show to display a new one behind it.

Billie Joe Armstrong always has and continues to put on a good show, and even in his mid-forties manages to jump around the stage as if it’s nothing for more than two hours every night. People were brought up onto stage by Armstrong on two occasions: once to sing with him and stage dive, and another was brought up to play guitar and then given the guitar.

Green Day has never been one to shy away from making political statements, and this show was no exception. Armstrong made a short speech as he lay on the floor of the stage, taking a break as the band continued to play, stating that we should “Stick up for the person that needs stuck up for. Because everyone needs a little tender love and healthcare,” and making a few statements about the recent events in Charlottesville.

The concert ended with not one but two encores, for a total of four songs. Armstrong brought out his acoustic for the last two songs, ending the concert on a somewhat sad note, with 21 guns and Good Riddance.

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