Details
Location:
Red 7 in Austin, TX
Date:
November 17, 2011
Notes:
  • Secret show
  • Recordings from this show can be found here
  • Billie Joe Armstrong: "Green Day show this Thursday! Hint, it's not in California or New York..."
  • Matt Kuhn: "The 'secret show' with Green Day tonight in Austin is something that I have been watching ever since Twitter started buzzing about them cruising around town in Austin a couple of days ago. I was super bummed that I missed them for the Surfrider secret show, and now a little over two weeks later I will be at Red 7 with 499 fellow Austinites hitching a ride! Kerplunk was a big album for me, so this should be quite the time! Plus $20 is $60 less than Radiohead would have cost me (and better venue with vomit covered toilet seats!). Had a great time at the 2.5 hour Green Day secret show at Red 7 in Austin, TX. Billie Joe, Tre and Mike were hanging out at the bar and walking around Red 7 (and Billie Joe was drinking a ton of Lonestar). At one point Mike was literally bumping elbows with me by the back bar watching the opening band. Pretty cool that everyone was being cool about it (or didn't recognize them). Security was super tight on cameras, but I ended up Taking a bunch of footage stealth mode, will try to get it all up. Pretty awesome night and epic show!"
  • Culturemap Austin: "Punk rock superstars Green Day announced Thursday morning they would play an intimate show at Austin club Red 7. The show at the small 7th Street club with a capacity of only a few hundred is the second such downsized show inside of a month for the band, who premiered a batch of new songs to about 300 people on Oct. 27 at the Studio at Webster Hall in New York City. Word began to spread Wednesday of a 'secret' show by the Grammy-winning and multi-platinum band following a tease on the Twitter account of Billie Joe Armstrong—the band's singer and guitarist. Music fans on Twitter began reporting sightings of drummer Tre Cool around Austin in recent days while others reported seeing Armstrong boarding a flight bound for Austin earlier this week, and pieces of Green Day-specific street art began popping up on 6th Street Wednesday as well. Speculation had the show occurring at a variety of Austin venues, including the new Emo's East, uber-cool Rainey Street hangout Lustre Pearl (which hosted major label acts Theophilus London and Austin's own Black Angels in recent months) and East 6th Street bar Shangri-La, which is celebrating its third anniversary this weekend. Transmission Entertainment booker Graham Williams confirmed the locale of the show Wednesday night, saying the band has been in town working on new material recently that will almost certainly be bound for the followup to 2009's 21st Century Breakdown. The trio, which broke big in 1994 and has recorded hit singles such as Longview, Basket Case, Wake Me Up When September Ends and roughly a dozen more, also spent time recording material at Austin's Yellow Dog Studios over the summer. Thursday night was be the band's second Austin gig in recent years (kind of) squeezing into a tiny Austin club on the spur of the moment. In May 2008 it played the small inside room of Emo's while performing as its one-off fake band/side project The Foxboro Hot Tubs. That show featured a handful of Green Day songs, but was heavy on theater with the band members keeping up their fake garage rock alter egos the entire night. But Thursday's show was the genuine article; an arena-capacity band bashing out worldwide hits in a club so small it will host a comedy show the following night. The line to get in was already stretching down Red River and onto 6th Street. It's was a night to remember."
Photos from Austin, TX
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Setlist
Soundcheck
1. Sex, Drugs & Violence (Soundcheck)
2. Stop When The Red Lights Flash (Soundcheck)
Main Show
1. Welcome To Paradise
2. American Idiot
3. Nuclear Family
4. Carpe Diem
5. Oh Love
6. Murder City
7. Hitchin' A Ride
8. Stay The Night
9. Stop When The Red Lights Flash
10. Hybrid Moments (The Misfits cover)
11. Hybrid Moments (The Misfits cover)
12. Let Yourself Go
13. Longview
14. Stray Heart
15. Amanda
16. Dominated Love Slave
17. Letterbomb
18. She
19. 99 Revolutions
Encore
20. Fuck Time
21. Fuck Time
22. Stop Drop And Roll (Foxboro Hot Tubs cover)
23. Stop Drop And Roll (Foxboro Hot Tubs cover)
24. Hybrid Moments (The Misfits cover)
25. Teenagers From Mars (The Misfits cover)
26. 2,000 Light Years Away
27. Brain Stew
28. Paper Lanterns
29. One For The Razorbacks
30. Going To Pasalacqua
31. St. Jimmy
32. Amy
Encore 2
33. Wow! That's Loud
34. Know Your Enemy
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