Ahead of their headlining slot on Sunday - Green Day unleashed a heavy helping of rarities during their (semi)surprise Lollapalooza aftershow at Chicago’s Metro nightclub Friday night.
The Chicago times reports:
“Welcome to our little superspreader event,” the frontman joked, commenting on the wall-to-wall bodies that may have been the most packed Metro has ever been (even more so than Metallica’s rare appearance last fall). It should be said Metro abided by its vaccination requirement and encouraged masking for attendees.
Yet, the greatest-hits set did a great job of bringing people back to the good old days anyway — like grade school and high school old days. In the 90-minute performance, the band got through 25 of its best, with “Welcome to Paradise” and “Basket Case” eliciting full-on singalongs from more than a nostalgic few. Armstrong at one point even threw his mic in the crowd for a sweaty fan to take over. In the mix, there were also some “deep cuts,” including “Church on Sunday,” the happy reaction a testament to the fact that the room was filled with the diehards who were supposed to be there. [Chicago Sun Times]
SETLIST: GREEN DAY @ METRO, 7/29/2022
Church on Sunday
Too Dumb to Die
One of My Lies
Welcome to Paradise
Geek Stink Breath
Stuck With Me
J.A.R. (Jason Andrew Relva)