Photos: Green Day Played A High-Energy 'Small Club' Show At Aragon Ballroom

By Tankboy in Arts & Entertainment on Oct 24, 2016 6:48PM


Green Day's "small club" show at The Aragon Sunday night night—we guess Aragon counts as a small club for a band like Green Day—was both epic in length and depth. The setlist drew from the band's earliest releases through this year's Revolution Radio. The core trio of guitarist/singer Billie Joe Armstrong, bassist Mike Dirnt and drummer Tré Cool was rounded out by additional guitarist Jason White, now a regular touring member of the group.

Delivering over 30 songs over a two-plus hour set, the band never slowed their pace or relented, playing hit after high-octane hit. This was a show for the fans, at one point actually including the fans. Armstrong asked if anyone in the audience could play "When I Come Around" on guitar, and one lucky attendee volunteered and then absolutely crushed it. You could tell from the band's response that audience participation doesn't often turn out so musically well. Maybe White has some new Chicago competition for that touring member spot?

We caught most of the set from the balcony, but couldn't resist joining the fray on the main floor for the final third of the concert. It was just that much fun.

Setlist:
Know Your Enemy
Bang Bang
Revolution Radio
Holiday
Letterbomb
Boulevard of Broken Dreams
Longview
Youngblood
Armatage Shanks
Private Ale
J.A.R. (Jason Andrew Relva)
2000 Light Years Away
Welcome to Paradise
Christie Road
Burnout
Scattered
Hitchin' a Ride
Waiting
Are We the Waiting
St. Jimmy
When I Come Around
Basket Case
She
King for a Day
Shout / (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction / Hey Jude
Still Breathing
Forever Now

Encore 1:
American Idiot
Jesus of Suburbia

Encore 2:
Ordinary World
Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)