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The Joiners Arms in Southampton, England
December 17, 1991
Other Acts:
Jailcell Recipes, Older Than Dirt
  • Incomplete setlist
  • Recordings from the show can be found here
  • Billie Joe Armstrong: "It was great. For some reason we had a bunch of weird clothes that we kept finding in these different towns that we would play, and which were wearing. It was a great show, though I did fall off the stage."
  • Louder Than War: "During this time we put on gigs for several bands that would later become huge. In December 1991, GREEN DAY played The Joiners with JAILCELL RECIPES & OLDER THAN DIRT (singer Mike put them up afterwards at his flat!) on their first UK tour to around 75 people. As it was near my birthday, they got me on-stage & sang Happy Birthday to me (somewhere it is all caught on video)!"
  • Kjersti Egerdahl, "Green Day: A Musical Biography": "On December 17, 1991, Green Day got the first finished copies of Kerplunk! At the moment, the bandmates were in Southampton, in southern England, getting ready for a show with Jailcell Recipes. They decided to make the show an impromptu record release party, despite being more than five thousand miles away from the East Bay. Green Day treated their audience to a setlist full of future hits from Kerplunk!, including Welcome to Paradise, 2,000 Light Years Away, and Christie Road. The band members threw on all the weird European clothes they had been collecting, and Armstrong fell off the stage - a show to remember."
  • Kerrang: "Twenty-five years, one month and one day before the interviews for this feature were conducted, on December 17, 1991, Green Day were in Hampshire, about to play a show at the Joiners Arms pub in Southampton. The date is significant because it was on this day that their second album, Kerplunk, was released (it emerged a month later on CD). On that day, the touring band were joined on the south coast by Larry Livermore, the owner of their record label at the time (Lookout!), who arrived on a flight from San Francisco having smuggled two boxes of his charges’ brand-new vinyl LP into the country. Onstage, in front of 75 people, the trio celebrated by turning the concert into a kind of record release party. They played wearing dresses and wigs that they’d accumulated in Germany. Billie Joe fell off the stage at the end of the night, Green Day and their one-person road crew slept in a flat belonging to a member of Jailcell Recipes, who also appeared on the bill."
Photos from Southampton, England
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1. 80 (Soundcheck)
2. Don't Leave Me
3. Only Of You
4. 2,000 Light Years Away
5. 409 In Your Coffeemaker
6. Going To Pasalacqua
7. Christie Road
8. Disappearing Boy
9. Going To Pasalacqua
10. Road To Acceptance
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