Exciting night last night as the Foxboro Hot Tubs kicked off their southern US mini-tour in Oakland, CA. We heard the line for the event started forming about 12 hours before the show, with 6 people already in line. By afternoon there were over 100 people standing around, but the good news is that everyone was able to get in. So showing up that early was a bit overkill, but the person we heard from who did show up 10 hours early got to stand right in front of Billie Joe and even ended up getting pushed into him a few times and got to see the entire band as close as you'll probably ever see. Crazy crowd apparently.

The show started at 8pm. Three bands opened up for them, and our guys took the stage about 11pm. Foxboro played all 13 of their songs, and then followed with The Network's Supermodel Robots and then Blood, Sex & Booze. They did an encore where they played a bunch of cover songs (still trying to figure out which ones for sure).

We're hoping to see some photos in over the next couple days. "Billie Joe was dressed like a pimp..long coat,black shirt, loads of chain necklaces, white sunglasses and his hair was blonde and very spikey!" One of the forumers who was in town from Ireland and got to see the show, was also lucky enough to meet Billie, Adrienne and Tre. She posted about the encounter here on the forum and mentioned how generous and genuinely nice all of them were. She also mentioned Tre licked her hair? Can't say I'm surprised.

The photo above is from Flickr from user GoatLegSF.

More photos:
- by Ualani
- by First Class Bitch

As fbht mentioned in the comments, the guy with black hair playing guitar, on the left in the photo posted above, is Kevin Preston from the band Prima Donna. Marie_GD on the forum got a message from him:
I met Mike and the guys back in the Skulls days. They called me because they wanted an additional guitar player and I said yes! I did not record for the album. They recorded months ago before I joined. Playing with them is truly amazing. They are the coolest guys on the planet!
Stop Drop and Roll will be out on vinyl on June 24, 2008. You can preorder it from Amazon by clicking here. The CD, as you know, will be out May 20 and can be preordered as well, here.The news of the Foxboro Hot Tubs mini-tour made a big ... read story
The Foxboro Hot Tubs announced two more dates on their mini tour. These two are the 15th and 16th (yes, in a couple days) in Oakland, CA Stork Club and Crockett, CA at Toot's Tavern. Both shows start at 8PM. Update: The show in San Diego ... read story
Exciting news! Well, at least for those in the West and SW of the United States...This announcement was posted on the forum by foxborohottub and on the Idiot Club:May 12, 2008For Immediate ReleaseFOXBORO HOT TUBSON TOURMay19th Little Rock, ... read story
We're starting a new video contest today for our visitors playing Green Day songs. All the details are posted up on this page. Entries will be accepted till May 25th, then everyone will be able to vote for the top entries. Record a video of ... read story
I'd like to wish all the moms out there a very special Happy Mother's Day!And also congratulations to my brother and his wife who had a baby boy yesterday! Very excited to welcome him into our family ... read story
For years now we've been waiting for the John Roecker documentary, Heart Like a Hand Grenade, which is the making of American Idiot. John was with the band as they recorded the album, and in 2005 (i believe) they released a short bit of the ... read story
We have updated the Current Projects page with some info about the Foxboro Hot Tubs. I'd also like to take the chance to welcome a few new people onto the team: Julie, Adam and Joey; Julie will be working with us on sections like current ... read story
Artist Jacob Thomas created an illustration for Rolling Stone that was meant to go with a review of the Foxboro Hot Tubs, but the article was never published. It's a cool drawing of Green Day with a psychedelic 60s look. You can see the ... read story
Our favorite bassist turns 36 today! We'd like to wish Mike Dirnt a very happy birthday! áá  ... read story
Kerrang put out a short article in their newest issue about the Foxboro Hot Tubs. Just another nice summary, this one with a more decent comparison of the music and the band just having fun. Thanks to die_in_tradegy for the scan.I just ... read story
We have scans of that NME article mentioned yesterday, thanks to greenbear who posted them on the forum. Nothing new in the article, though it's a decent summary of Foxboro Hot Tubs and bit of speculation with whats next for Green Day. ... read story
Billie Joe is on the cover of the weeks NME Magazine with the headline "New Tracks, Secret Live Appearances, GREEN DAY, Billie Joe Plots the Comeback". Their site says "Greenday’s Billie Joe talks Foxboro Hot Tubs, secret live ... read story
That May 20th release date for Stop Drop & Roll is looking more and more like the real deal (finally!). As mentioned in the post below, Amazon.com did update that date and it's now also listed on Amazon UK for the people overseas. The ... read story
Diablo Magazine's May 2008 issue has a nice article about Adrienne Armstrong's eco-friendly store, Atomic Garden, with interview quotes and photos of Adrienne and her partner, Jamie Kidson. There are more, earlier photos of the store here ... read story
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