Details
Location:
CBGB in New York, NY
Date:
April 26, 2001
Other Acts:
Bellevue, Last Burning Embers
Notes:
  • Recordings from this show can be found here
  • Billboard: "What’s bigger than Green Day playing their debut single Longview at CBGB, is the fact that apparently they weren't scheduled to perform that night. 'When all else fails, pull out the hits,' Billie Joe joked. And a hit it was. The song that describes intense boredom peaked at No. 1 on the June 11, 1994 Alternative Songs chart."
  • The Adventures of Jeff & Unkajeff: "Okay, so Thursday night (April 26th) I get to CBGB's in NYC around 7:30 to see my friend Jack Rabid’s band Last Burning Embers (he’s been publisher of the great zine The Big Takeover for 20 years now as well) at 7:45 (Bobby from Bad Religion was there too)... High Speed Chase featuring Mr Chris Gibson at 8:15 ... and my cousin Jesse's [Malin] new band Bellvue (he formerly of D Generation) at 10:30. So, needless to say, I was prepared for a long night. What I didn't expect was what was going to keep me there until 2:30 in the freakin' morning. Now, I should remind you that a couple of years ago D Generation toured Europe opening for Green Day. And Green Day were in NYC Thursday to do the Howard Stern Show and Late Show with David Letterman. So it wasn’t completely surprising to see Green Day’s Tre Cool enjoying Bellvue’s set. Then you notice Billie Joe is there. Then a rumour starts to spread that Green Day will play at the end of the night. Well, at 1:05 in the damn morning, immediately after the last band on the bill, who should jump on stage but GREEN DAY. At CBGB's. In front of maybe 100 people. Using that last band’s gear. They proceed to play an unplanned, request and cover filled, rollicking, hysterical, HOUR AND TEN MINUTE set. Among the originals they did were Longview, Welcome To Paradise, She, Blood Sex And Booze, and they ended with Minority. I think the only cover they actually completed was the Undertones' Teenage Kicks. They also included bits and pieces of everything from Hendrix's Foxy Lady to Sabbath’s Crazy Train to Cheap Trick's Surrender to Survivor's Eye Of The Tiger. They even respectfully declined a request to play a Ramones song saying, 'Why should we do a Ramones song? They did them to perfection.' What was already a great night of NYC rock ended as a night the few of us who were still there in the wee hours will ever forget. I think Joey would have approved…"
Photos from New York, NY
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Setlist
1. Only Of You
2. Welcome To Paradise
3. Going To Pasalacqua
4. Coming Clean
5. Who Wrote Holden Caulfield?
6. Longview / Eye Of The Tiger (Survivor) / Surrender (Cheap Trick cover) / Iron Man (Black Sabbath cover) / Outsider (Ramones cover)
7. 409 In Your Coffeemaker
8. She
9. Blood, Sex And Booze
10. Scattered
11. Minority
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