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If you've been watching GDA's Instagram stories or the On This Day thread on GDC, you'll know that each day, we're sharing throwbacks to all the gigs Green Day have played on that day in the past. This post will combine all of this month's throwbacks in one place. Enjoy reminiscing about what our favourite band have been up to over the years in May!

1 MAY



22 years ago (2002), Green Day played Tacoma, WA on the Pop Disaster Tour: Setlist

26 years ago (1996), they played in Corpus Christi, TX: Setlist

30 years ago (1994), they played in Kontich, Belgium on the Dookie Tour: Setlist (incomplete)



31 years ago (1993), they played in Zaragoza, Spain, on the first leg of the Dookie Tour.

32 years ago (1992), they played the Café Forum in Longview, WA – which indeed gave the song its name, although the song itself was inspired by Rodeo, CA.

"Our friend/roadie Kaz Hope suggested we call our song Longview because the 1st time we played was in Longview Washington in spring 1992." — Billie Joe on Twitter

And finally for 1 May, 33 years ago (1991), Green Day played Santa Rosa High School: Video


2 MAY



19 years ago (2005), Green Day played in Quebec, Canada on the American Idiot Tour: Setlist

26 years ago (1998), they played the State Palace Theatre in New Orleans on the Nimrod Tour: Setlist

30 years ago (1994), they played Melkweg in Amsterdam, Netherlands on the Dookie Tour.

And 31 years ago (1993), they played The Dome (which is actually a pub) in London, England on the first leg of the Dookie Tour.


3 MAY



6 years ago (2018), The Longshot played in Tijuana, Mexico: Setlist | Photos

7 years ago (2017 – how is that so long ago?!), Green Day played in Adelaide, Australia: Setlist | Photos

22 years ago (2002), Green Day played West Valley City on the Pop Disaster Tour: Setlist

26 years ago (1998), they played the Beale Street Music Festival in Memphis, TN: Setlist

30 years ago (1994), they played Luxor in Cologne, Germany on the Dookie Tour.

31 years ago (1993), they played in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England... which seems such a random place for an American band to play.

32 years ago (1992), they played the OK Hotel in Seattle, which is now an apartment block: Setlist | Video


4 MAY



6 years ago (2018), The Longshot played the Beauty Bar in Las Vegas, NV: Setlist | Photos

15 years ago (2009), Green Day played eight songs at Abbey Road Studios in London, England: Setlist | Photos | Video

19 years ago (2005), Green Day played the John Labatt Centre in London, ON, Canada on the American Idiot Tour: Setlist

22 years ago (2002), they played Fiddler's Green Amphitheater in Denver, CO on the Pop Disaster Tour: Setlist

26 years ago (1998), they played the Spinnaker Beach Club in Panama City Beach, FL, on the Nimrod Tour.

30 years ago (1994), they played two shows in Germany on the Dookie Tour, one in Saarbrücken and one in Halle.


5 MAY



6 years ago (2018), The Longshot played the Valley Bar in Phoenix, AZ: Setlist | Photos

7 years ago (2017), Green Day played in Melbourne, Australia on the Revolution Radio Tour: Setlist | Photos

15 years ago (2009), they played a short set on In Session With Zane Lowe at Maida Vale Studios in London, England. I actually remember listening to this on the radio. I got the date wrong and listened to the whole show that day just in case, so I was very excited when Green Day were actually on the following week. It was great. I've still got the cassette I recorded it on somewhere.

"That one just fell out of our bums." – Tre on the Foxboro Hot Tubs
"eBay!" – Billie Joe when Zane Lowe asked if he could keep his promo CD (he's actually a huge Green Day fan, so I doubt it ended up on eBay)

19 years ago (2005), Green Day played in Columbus, OH on the American Idiot Tour: Setlist

31 years ago (1993), Green Day played in Wigan, England on the Dookie Tour: Setlist | Photos

"We're Green Day, but it's time to change the pace a little bit. We're Green Grass." — Tré Cool
"Tré has broken his toe, so he can't do ballet for you this evening." — Billie Joe (however, the audience member they called up to "do ballet" was unsatisfactory, so Tre did some anyway)

32 years ago (1992), Green Day played the Beacon Hill Bandshell in Victoria, Canada on the Kerplunk Tour: Photos

And 34 years ago (1990), they played one of many shows at 924 Gilman Street in Berkeley.


6 MAY



7 years ago (2017), Green Day played a second night in Melbourne, Australia on the Revolution Radio Tour: Setlist | Photos

10 years ago (2014), Broadway Idiot was released.

15 years ago (2009), Green Day performed Know Your Enemy on TV Total in Cologne, Germany: Photos

19 years ago (2005), Green Day played in Cleveland, OH on the American Idiot Tour: Setlist | Photos

22 years ago (2002), Green Day played in Maryland Heights, MO on the Pop Disaster Tour: Setlist

26 years ago (1998), they played North Myrtle Beach, SC, on the Nimrod Tour: Setlist | Audio

30 years ago (1994), they played Backnang, Germany on the Dookie Tour.

And 32 years ago (1992), they played Vancouver, Canada on the Kerplunk Tour.


7 MAY



6 years ago, The Longshot played the Hi-Hat in LA: Setlist | Photos

15 years ago (2009), Green Day played a small show in Berlin to promote 21st Century Breakdown: Setlist | Photos | Video

I had a bootleg DVD of that Berlin show. Used to watch it after school all the time.

19 years ago (2005), Green Day played Grand Rapdis, MI on the American Idiot Tour: Setlist

22 years ago (2002), they played in Bonner Springs, KS on the Pop Disaster Tour: Setlist

26 years ago (1998), Billie Joe performed Good Riddance on Letterman: Video | Photos

"When we have them on the show, the drummer runs around and hurts himself. Will you do that tonight?" – David Letterman

30 years ago (1994), Green Day played Munich, Germany on the Dookie Tour.

And 35 years ago (1989), they played at Recycled Records in Davis, CA.


8 MAY



7 years ago (2017), Green Day played in Brisbane, Australia on the Revolution Radio Tour: Setlist | Photos

26 years ago (1998), Green Day appeared on MTV: Video | Photos

Interviewer: Are you doing anything for Mother's Day? I just FedEx'd my mom my card.
Tre: Me too. FedEx'd your mom.

Billie Joe also played Good Riddance on the Howard Stern Show that day: Video


9 MAY



15 years ago (2009), Green Day played the 2,000-capacity E-Werk in Cologne on the 21st Century Breakdown Tour: Setlist | Photos | Video

19 years ago (2005), Green Day played in Madison, WI on the American Idiot Tour: Setlist | Photos

"This is the best fucking tour we've ever had." — Billie Joe at the Madison show

22 years ago (2002), Green Day played in Dallas, TX on the Pop Disaster Tour: Setlist

26 years ago (1998), they played in Asbury Park, NJ on the Nimrod Tour: Setlist

28 years ago (1996), they played Walking Contradiction on the David Letterman show: Video

30 years ago (1994), they played in Ulm, Germany on the Dookie Tour.

And 32 years ago (1992), they played the Republik in Calgary, Canada on the Kerplunk Tour.


10 MAY



7 years ago (2017), Green Day played in Sydney, Australia, on the Revolution Radio Tour: Setlist | Photos

19 years ago (2005), Green Day played in Peoria, IL on the American Idiot Tour: Setlist

22 years ago (2002), they played in Selma, TX on the Pop Disaster Tour: Setlist

26 years ago (1998), they played in Schenectady, NY on the Nimrod Tour: Setlist | Video

And 32 years ago (1992), they played in Edmonton, Canada on the Kerplunk Tour.


11 MAY



On this day 7 years ago, Green Day played a second night in Sydney, Australia on the RevRad Tour: Setlist | Photos

15 years ago, they played 10 songs from 21st Century Breakdown, then American Idiot, on the Canal+ TV show in Paris: Setlist | Photos | Video

19 years ago, they played in Cedar Rapids, MI on the American Idiot Tour: Setlist

22 years ago, they played in Woodlands, TX on the Pop Disaster Tour: Setlist

30 years ago, they played in Münster, Germany on the Dookie Tour.


12 MAY



On this day 15 years ago (2009), Green Day played the 700-capacity Le Trabendo in Paris: Setlist | Photos

That was a tiny show considering how huge they were then. There was also this press conference in Paris, although I'm not sure if it was on May 12th or the day before/after.



26 years ago (1998), Green Day played in Lewiston, ME, on the Nimrod Tour: Setlist

And 32 years ago (1992), they played the Ritz Diner in Edmonton, Canada on the Kerplunk Tour.

"The first time Green Day came to Edmonton they played 2 shows; first show was Sunday matinee/all ages at the Bronx and an acquaintance booked this show for a couple days later. This person didn't have the best reputation, so I helped him with shows to ensure that bands got paid and that flyers were put up. When the band arrived they weren't happy about the show being 18+ and that the bar was a strip club on the days we didn't have shows. They were cool to me about the situation and an all ages show was quickly put together at the Ritz Diner, just down the road. The roadie for GD on this tour was Aaron Cometbus, and I was quite excited to meet him and buy a zine. ...The Ritz show was so tiny, not a lot of people."Shaun Cowan


13 MAY



On this day 7 years ago (2017), Green Day played in Auckland, New Zealand on the Revolution Radio Tour: Setlist | Photos

19 years ago (2005), Green Day played in St. Louis on the American Idiot Tour: Setlist

26 years ago (1998), they played in Burlington, VT on the Nimrod Tour: Setlist (incomplete)

"I've been truly lucky to see thousands and thousands of live concerts over the years, and, truth-be-told, my FIRST (real deal) concert (by myself) was Green Day. May 1998. I was 13 years old. My mom dropped me off at Memorial Auditorium in downtown Burlington, Vermont. Green Day was touring their landmark album Nimrod. As a nerdy-looking kid (coke bottle glasses and gel in my hair), who was 100 pounds soaking wet at that time, I wandered the old auditorium (a gymnasium) and found a seat way up on the wrap-around balcony. I watched the band destroy not only my eardrums, but also what I thought music was. They kickstarted something within me, where I found myself thinking, 'I want to always be around this feeling I have.' (Which was live music.) And, I've been on that quest ever since. So, thanks Billie Joe and Co."Garret K. Woodward, fan

And 30 years ago (1994), Green Day played in Berlin, Germany on the Dookie Tour.




14 MAY



On this day 7 years ago (2017), Green Day played a second night in Auckland, New Zealand on the RevRad Tour: Setlist | Photos

19 years ago (2005), they played in Kansas City, MO on the American Idiot Tour: Setlist

22 years ago (2002), they played in Tampa, FL on the Pop Disaster Tour: Setlist

"I wanted to share my little Billie Joe meeting story. I went to the Pop Disaster tour show in Tampa, Florida on May 14th, 2002. It was an incredible show. Jimmy Eat World opened, Green Day was in the middle, and Blink-182 were the closers. Green Day slaughtered Blink-182, by the way. They were so tight and put on such a better show. I actually still have the show ticket and some pieces of confetti with Green Day's logo printed on them. They shot out the confetti throughout the show out of big cannons. Anyway, after the show ended I really wanted to try and meet anyone I could. A fairly small group of fans found a fenced in area where the tour buses were located. We watched Tre and Mike leave the arena and head straight into their buses. We called out for them, they waved to us, but they didn't come over. Billie Joe ended up coming out last and to our utter shock, he started walking towards us as we called out to him. He started at one end of the line and started signing items for people through the fence. I had purchased this foam hand during the show, and it was the first thing I thought to hand him to sign. He was incredibly nice and seemed very appreciative of the kind words from the group. My respect for him grew immensely that night because of this - the girl next to me raised her shirt and asked him to sign her chest. He very politely told her that he couldn't because he was a married man and asked if she had anything else to sign. I thought it was very respectful and cool that he handled it like that. Anyway, that's my story..."Imonlysleepingx on Reddit, fan

26 years ago (1998), they played in Williamsville (AKA Buffalo, NY) on the Nimrod Tour.

And 30 years ago (1994), they played a second night in Berlin, Germany on the Dookie Tour.


15 MAY



21st Century Breakdown was released 15 years ago on this day: 15 May, 2009.

16 years ago (2008), the Foxboro Hot Tubs played their first show at the Stork Club in Oakland: Setlist | Photos

"Dear Tub Heads, we just completed our debut at the dreamers bar called the Stork club in our beloved Alemeda county. Sting!!!" — The Reverend Strychnine Twitch on MySpace

"The group was also graced with an appearance by Billie Joe’s sister, whose name could not be heard from where I was hyperventilating." — Stephen Buel, East Bay Express

19 years ago (2005), Green Day played in Omaha, NE on the American Idiot Tour: Setlist

"I guess if I had to choose a 'my very first concert' even to take my nephew, I can't think of a better band to see than Green Day in 2005." — Sean McCarthy, The Daily Vault

22 years ago (2002), Green Day played West Palm Beach, FL on the Pop Disaster Tour: Setlist | Photos

26 years ago (1998), they played in Henrietta (Rochester, NY) on the Nimrod Tour.

30 years ago (1994), they played another show in Berlin, Germany on the Dookie Tour.

And finally for this day, 32 years ago (1992), they played in Regina, Canada on the Kerplunk Tour.


16 MAY



On this day 15 years ago (2009), Green Day were on SNL with Will Ferrell: Video | Photos

16 years ago (2008), the Foxboro Hot Tubs played their second show in Crockett: Setlist

"We took our rated pg 13 plus tax circus to sugartown california at a joint called Toots Tavern around the corner from tight wad hill run by the Gomez family. Pabst was flowin and everyone on some serious octane, baby! Sting!!!!" — The Reverend Strychnine Twitch on MySpace

22 years ago (2002), Green Day played Orlando, FL on the Pop Disaster Tour: Setlist

26 years ago (1998), they played HFStival in DC: Setlist

And 32 years ago (1992), they played the The Royal Albert Arms in Winnipeg, Canada on the Kerplunk Tour.


17 MAY



On this day 3 years ago (2021), the Pollyanna lyric video was released.

9 years ago (2015), Green Day played 924 Gilman Street as a benefit concert for the venue: Setlist | Photos

19 years ago (2005), Green Day played in Winnipeg, Canada on the American Idiot Tour: Setlist

30 years ago (1994), they played in Mezzago, Italy on the Dookie Tour: Setlist | Video | Photos

And 32 years ago, they played a second night at the Royal Albert Arms in Winnipeg, Canada.


18 MAY



On this day 15 years ago (2009), Green Day played the Bowery Ballroom in NYC on the 21st Century Breakdown Tour: Setlist | Photos

22 years ago (2002), they played in Atlanta, GA on the Pop Disaster Tour: Setlist | Photos

26 years ago (1998), they played Columbus, OH on the Nimrod Tour: Setlist

28 years ago (1996), they played Walking Contradiction and Going to Pasalacqua on Saturday Night Live: Video

30 years ago (1994), they played Frankfurt, Germany on the Dookie Tour.

And 32 years ago (1992), they played in St. Paul, MN on the Kerplunk Tour.


19 MAY



On this day 7 years ago (2017), Green Day played five songs on Good Morning America: Setlist | Photos | Video

15 years ago (2009), Green Day played Webster Hall in NYC: Setlist | Photos

16 years ago (2008), the Foxboro Hot Tubs played Little Rock, AR: Setlist | Photos

"Now we jump in the jet to JW's hometown called "Little Rock." But when the Tubbies hit the scene, its gonna be called "A Lotta Rock". That's what I'm talkin 'bout..
We wanna send some love out to my brohams Mommies Friend and those freaky sugar city sex monkeys by the name of Mystic Knights of the Cobra..
And to all of those ready to see the Tubbies... Get all dressed up, come get down, wave your freak flag with the Foxboro Hot Tubs!
Sting!!!!"
— The Reverend Strychnine Twitch on MySpace

19 years ago (2005), Green Day played in Edmonton, Canada on the American Idiot Tour: Setlist

22 years ago (2002), they played Raleigh, NC on the Pop Disaster Tour: Setlist

26 years ago (1998), they played Grand Rapids, MI on the Nimrod Tour: Setlist

30 years ago (1994), they played in Dortmund, Germany on the Dookie Tour.


20 MAY



On this day 15 years ago, Green Day played the PC Richard Theatre in NYC: Setlist | Photos | Video

16 years ago (2008), Stop Drop & Roll was released. The Foxboro Hot Tubs also played in New Orleans: Setlist | Photos

"Dear Tub Heads,
Damn my shoes are gravy!! We kicked our two step through the big easy. Toastin tequila shots to my main man Trombone Shorty! All the Honeydips and Big Dogs came out to One Eyed Jacks. I did a little magic trick by turnin a tall boy into a bottle of Jack. Then I got Bourbon faced on Shit Street! Sting!!!!!!!
There's a whole lotta lushotology in this town. My Man Mr Freese lost his mouth piece but found it back at Juanitas! Thank you, baby!I
need to see a little more dressin up out out there! Drop your laundry and let's get down, now..
Sting! Sting!"
— The Reverend Strychnine Twitch on MySpace

19 years ago (2005), Green Day played in Calgary, Canada on the American Idiot Tour: Setlist

22 years ago (2002), they played in Charlotte, NC on the Pop Disaster Tour: Setlist

26 years ago (20 May 1998), they played in Cincinnati, OH: Setlist | Interview

30 years ago (20 May 1994), Green Day played in Hahn, Germany on the Dookie Tour.

31 years ago (20 May 1993), they played Slim's in San Francisco. This was their first of three shows there. The other two were later in 1994.

And 32 years ago (1992), they played in Sioux Falls, SD on the Kerplunk Tour: Setlist | Video


21 MAY



On this day four years ago (2020), the Dreaming video was released.

15 years ago (2009), Green Day were on The Colbert Report.

16 years ago (2008), the Foxboro Hot Tubs played in Dallas, TX: Setlist | Photos

"Texas hold em? Damn near killed em!
Texas hold em? Damn near killed em!
Aaaaahhhooooouunshshdhuybedkksjbdhchfuduuiiim?
Tub heads! Another rock n roll execution! Texas style, Babys! We rode the mechanical bull at Gilleys.. Smoke up Johnny proved to be THEE urban cowboys!! I mentally undressed Dallas then jumped into a 71 stolen cadillac straight to Austin! Where all the Honeydips grabbed the bull by the horns! That's what I'm talkin bout!
STING!!! STING!!"
— The Reverend Strychnine Twitch on MySpace

My favourite Rev quote might be "Aaaaahhhooooouunshshdhuybedkksjbdhchfuduuiiim?"

30 years ago, Green Day played Breminale Festival 1994.

And 32 years ago, they played on a farm in Saint Peter, MN: Setlist | Video

Yes, an actual farm, not a venue called A Farm.


22 MAY



On this day 6 years ago (2018), The Longshot played Coney Island Baby in NYC: Setlist | Photos

11 years ago (2013), Green Day played a secret show in Milan: Setlist | Photos

15 years ago (2009), they performed on Good Morning America in Central Park: Setlist | Photos

They also performed East Jesus Nowhere on the David Letterman Show that day: Video

16 years ago (2008), the Foxboro Hot Tubs played in Austin, TX: Setlist | Photos

"STING!!! STING!! Emo's aint got nothin to do with whiny boygroups that do backflips.
Emo's let the blue ribbin flow like the mississippi! Crooked letter, humpback eye, Sweetlips!
STING!!!!!!!!!!"
— The Reverend Strychnine Twitch on MySpace

22 years ago (2002), Green Day played Virginia Beach, VA on the Pop Disaster Tour: Setlist

26 years ago, they played the New Rock Fest 1998.

And 32 years ago (1992), they played the Whole Music Club in Minneapolis, MN.



23 MAY



On this day 6 years ago (2018), The Longshot played a second night at Coney Island Baby in NYC: Setlist | Photos

17 years ago, Green Day played Working Class Hero on the 2007 American Idol finale: Video

22 years ago (2002), they played in Hershey, PA on the Pop Disaster Tour: Setlist

26 years ago (1998), they played the 93X Fest in Somerset, WI on the Nimrod Tour: Setlist

30 years ago (1994), they played in Essen, Germany on the Dookie Tour.

And 32 years ago (1992), they played the Hot Spot Roller Rink in Janesville, WI on the Kerplunk Tour.


24 MAY



On this day 11 years ago (2013), Green Day played in Milan, Italy on the 99 Revolutions Tour: Setlist | Photos

22 years ago (2002), they played in Holmdel, NJ on the Pop Disaster Tour: Setlist

26 years ago (1998), they played the KPNT 105.7 Pointfest 9 in Maryland Heights, MO: Setlist

And 32 years ago, they played McGregor's in Elmhurst, IL on the Kerplunk Tour: Setlist | Video | Photos

Tré wore a dress and wig, and there was a fanzine interview featuring a very high Mike in a wild outfit.


25 MAY



On this day 6 years ago (2018), The Longshot played the Black Cat in Washington D.C. This was my first Longshot show! I'd just started a new job when the tour was announced, but Love is for Losers was and still is one of my favourite things any member of Green Day has ever done, so I knew I had to make it out to the US somehow. Everyone in the training room was trying for tickets and in the end we were all screaming. The big boss walked in and was like "...what the hell is The Longshot?"

I arrived at the venue a bit after 6AM and was 8th in line, which got me an amazing spot in front of Kevin. As soon as they started playing Fell For You, I screamed so loud it made Billie smile, and when the song ended I turned to my gig buddy and said, "I can die happy now." Some extracts from the recap I wrote back then:

"It wasn’t like Green Day, where Billie Joe is the final, dramatic entrance. The four of them strolled on stage together, smiling and waving to the crowd mere inches from them. I was staring in disbelief at Billie, at Kevin and his setlist taped to the amp in front of me, at David behind the Longshot kit that looked so new – like it was. They tore straight into Kill Your Friends. We were slammed into the stage in a surge I’d only ever experienced in England. All the tourist attractions we’d seen yesterday were long gone. The four walls that packed us in could have been anywhere. It might as well have been England, or maybe it was Washington DC. I’d felt like I was watching Green Day through a thick screen before, many times. Somehow, so close I could see the smallest features on their faces, this seemed more dreamlike than ever. Devil’s Kind was a song I’d listened to on YouTube. Not screaming the words back at Billie in a sweaty club. By Taxi Driver, I was jumping on people’s feet and they were jumping on mine. I couldn’t breathe and I didn’t care. I don’t think anyone cared. It certainly didn’t silence the collective voice screaming the words: ‘taxi driver, I’m rolling, taxi driver!’"

"Next up was Happiness. I remember looking around and faces were just alight with, quite literally, happiness. Billie yelled ‘oh my God, I fucked up the lyrics!’ but that might as well have been the actual line, it mattered so little. The crowd sung along as a raucous chorus to Rockaway Beach. Then it was straight into Soul Surrender. There was emotion in Billie Joe’s eyes and voice I’d never known before. These songs resonated deeply with me, too and I felt connected to the band in a way I’d also never experienced, at any show, before. I keep saying it was surreal, but it was."

"‘This is another cover song, this song was done by a band I saw play when I was 15 years old, in San Francisco…’
I screamed because I knew this was Bastards of Young. I’d never, ever dreamed I’d see any member of Green Day playing a Replacements song. And it was perfect. Paul Westerberg would be proud of his #1 fan."

"Body Bag was beautiful. At the first chords of Love is for Losers, the whole crowd erupted into a screaming, dancing mess. We could have been 65,000 people in Emirates Stadium. Maybe it was after the lull of Body Bag – or maybe it was that we’ve all been there, searching the winter for the bride of Frankenstein with our delusions of lost love. In that line Billie Joe widened his eyes and spread his hands, playing the Frankenstein part."

"Turn Me Loose is, just slightly ahead of Chasing a Ghost, my favourite Longshot song. Seeing it live was everything I expected it to be, from the thumping drums to the emotion in ‘so turn me loose, but don’t call me a loser with dumb tattoos.’ Billie Joe stage dived and at some point I was pushing him off my head. What a time."

"The show ended with Kiss Me Deadly. I remember watching videos of Billie playing just the intro at Soundwave in Australia, and thinking just hearing grainy audio of him playing that was enough. But I was standing there, in Washington DC, just a few metres from him and hearing it in full. What a night."


11 years ago (2013), Green Day played in Trieste, Italy on the 99 Revolutions Tour: Setlist | Photos

16 years ago (2008), the Foxboro Hot Tubs played in Phoenix, AZ: Setlist | Photos

"STING!!!!!!!!!! Here's to hot nights in pheonix!!!" — The Reverend Strychnine Twitch on MySpace

"Hundreds of people stood in line for hours to get into this sold-out show. The now-defunct Brickhouse Theatre was packed to capacity -- so much so that a few people passed out and had to be treated for heat exhaustion outside on the curb. For fans of Green Day, the gig was worth the wait and sweat." — Niki D'Andrea, Phoenix New Times

22 years ago (2002), Green Day played in Burgettstown, PA on the Pop Disaster Tour: Setlist

26 years ago (1998), Green Day played the WXDX X-Fest – also in Burgettstown, PA – on the Nimrod Tour: Setlist

30 years ago (1994), Green Day played in Ibbenbüren, Germany on the Dookie Tour.

And 34 years ago (1990), they played another of many shows at 924 Gilman Street.


26 MAY



On this day 6 years ago (2018), The Longshot played the Ottobar in Baltimore, MD: Photos

I went to this show too since I'd gone all that way and it was only a short train ride from D.C. People from Baltimore told us not to line up before the sun rose. Someone was actually murdered right outside the Ottobar. We couldn't check into our Airbnb until later, though, so we just went to the venue. Whenever anyone passed, it was like, "murderer?!" They all cheerily said "morning" as if it was standard to see two English women sitting there with their luggage. We cheerily replied "morning" like it was our daily routine. A police car screeched past, sirens blaring. And THEN a big bus slowed down as it approached. I was absolutely certain it contained murderers. That had to be why it was slowing down. We were going to die. Even the roaches stopped scurrying. The bus turned in to the Ottobar's car park... and we heard singing. The murder wagon was The Longshot's tourbus.

At some point during that very hot day (made hotter by the murder wagon pumping extra heat at us), I fell asleep. I woke up to Billie's shoes in front of me. He said he'd take a photo with one person, which would've been Rumpel since she was at the front of the queue, but she hesitated and I wasn't fast enough to shove her towards him before someone else barged in. It was very refreshing to see no-one chasing him when he left though. That was a mostly respectful crowd.

The band waved when they came back and Bill Schneider kindly left the door open for a while so we could all hear the soundcheck. When the doors finally opened, it was totally surreal to just walk straight to the front row without a stampede behind me because that was the first time I'd ever been #1 in the queue. That got me the best spot I've ever had, right in front of Billie's mic. Thanks, Baltimore's reputation! An extract from the recap I wrote back then:

"The thrill of the drum intro to Kill Your Friends hadn’t worn off. It wound up the crowd like a clockwork toy. One verse in and we were crushed. But no-one flinched. Billie demanded we clapped to Devil’s Kind. The crowd obeyed in force. I hardly had room to breathe, let alone jump, but I still did. It was impossible not to. This was what these shows were all about: nothing but the band, the crowd and passion. My voice was already hoarse. As we all screamed along to Taxi Driver, I looked at the faces around me and up on the stage; and not one was filled with anything but joy."

I ended up concussed from Billie's arse slamming my face into the amp over and over. Murderer! Anyway, I never wanted to forget how incredible those shows were, so I drew a design on the Greyhound back to NYC and got a tattoo from the first place I found... with a concussion. It's my favourite tattoo though.

16 years ago (2008), the Foxboro Hot Tubs played the Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach (San Diego), CA: Setlist | Photos

23 years ago (2001), Green Day played the WBCN River Rave on the Warning Tour: Setlist

And 30 years ago (1994), they played in Wermelskirchen, Germany on the Dookie Tour.


27 MAY



On this day 11 years ago, Green Day played the Belgrade Calling Festival on the 99 Revolutions Tour: Setlist | Photos

16 years ago (2008), the Foxboro Hot Tubs played The Roxy in Hollywood: Setlist

"Oh My!
My dear Tub Heads,
The first thing I want to say is,
and I quote, "Aaaaarrrrrrooufjdjdidsndbvhdhuydhjhyhfjd!!!!!!!"
We hit the sunset strip and a RIOT it was! All the honeydips and alligators were sunburned and packed into the hall called The Roxy! We shared the trip with Girls With Guns and sugartowns finest Mystic Knights of the Cobra. The crowd took down the stage, the monitor man did a dive and we took LSD in an asortment of tropical flavors!
STING!!!!
We hit the hotel with a freakshow of Girls and Cobras. We tried to wake my man Morrisey with soccer chants but we ended up naked in the pool where we were welcomed by the Hollywood Po Po at 4:00 am! STING!!!"
— The Reverend Strychnine Twitch on MySpace

What an inspiring quote: "Aaaaarrrrrrooufjdjdidsndbvhdhuydhjhyhfjd!!!!!!!"

22 years ago, Green Day played the Radio 104 Fest 2002: Setlist

23 years ago (2001), they played five songs on DC101, including Dominated Love Slave and Like a Rat Does Cheese: Setlist | Photos

They also played HFStival 2001 that night: Setlist | Video

26 years ago (1998) they played in Pontiac, MI on the Nimrod Tour: Setlist

29 years ago (1995), they played their first show in Oakland since the release of Dookie in aid of Bay Area homeless organisations: Setlist | Audio

And 30 years ago (1994), Green Day played Café Glocksee in Hannover, Germany on the Dookie Tour.


28 MAY




On this day 6 years ago (28 May 2018), The Longshot played Toronto, Canada: Photos

15 years ago (2009), Green Day played the 1,500-capacity Akasaka Blitz in Tokyo, Japan: Setlist | Video

16 years ago (2008), the Foxboro Hot Tubs played the last show of their "world tour" in Long Beach, CA: Setlist

"Last show was LBC where we practiced some lushotology at the establishment , Pikes pub and fish grill.. Then to the club called Alex's Bar. The day of the dead decor was on fire! Tall boys of Tacate and Pabst blue ribbon unraveled through the house! Damn!
I want to thank Alex for lending me his surfboard for the me and One Eye Jack's grand entrance to the stage! It was a perfect ending!
STING STING STING!
And with that said, thanks to all the Tub Heads for coming out for our first tour. Will there be more?
I got you on my mind, england…
STING!!!!!"
— The Reverend Strychnine Twitch on MySpace

22 years ago (2002), Green Day played Camden, NJ on the Pop Disaster Tour: Setlist

26 years ago (1998), they played Hersey, PA on the Nimrod Tour: Setlist

29 years ago (1995), they played a second night in Oakland in aid of Bay Area homeless organisations: Setlist

30 years ago, they played the 1994 Bergslagsrocken Festival on the Dookie Tour: Setlist | Video

31 years ago (1993), they played one of many shows at Berkeley Square. That could actually be added to the list of Bay Area landmarks because they played there so often.

32 years ago (1992), they played 21 live tracks at WMFU Studios in New Jersey. This is the performance found on the Radio Daze and On the Radio bootleg albums.

35 years ago (1989), Green Day's first EP, 1000 Hours, was released.

Green Day also played their first show at 924 Gilman Street under the name Green Day that day.


29 MAY



On this day 6 years ago, The Longshot played in Montreal, Canada.

11 years ago (2013), Green Day played Vienna, Austria on the 99 Revolutions Tour: Setlist | Photos

14 years ago (2010), Green Day played Pinkpop Festival in the Netherlands on the 21st Century Breakdown Tour: Setlist | Photos

26 years ago (1998), they played the Y100 FEZ on the Nimrod Tour: Setlist

30 years ago (1994), they played in Copenhagen, Denmark on the Dookie Tour.

31 years ago (1993), they played one of several shows (throughout the early days) at the Anaconda Theatre in Isla Vista, CA.

32 years ago (1992), they played the VFW Hall in Norwich, CA on the Kerplunk Tour.

And I've no idea who's right about when Green Day played in Eggplant's back yard in May 1989. The internet says it was 29 May. Billie Joe says it was the day before Operation Ivy's last show, which would mean it was 27 May.


30 MAY



On this day 14 years ago (30 May 2010), Green Day played in Hannover, Germany on the 21st Century Breakdown Tour: Setlist | Photos

This was the first show I ever went to outside England. We were in the seats and there was absolutely fuck all to do at Hannover Expo Plaza, so we just wandered around all day and met another English fan, an Italian fan and a lovely German mother and daughter. A Welsh guy was sitting next to us. We had the best time dancing and shoving each other in our makeshift mini-pit.

15 years ago (30 May 2009), Green Day performed at the MTV VMAs in Japan: Interview | Photos

22 years ago (2002), Green Day played in Wantagh, NY on the Pop Disaster Tour: Setlist

26 years ago (1998), Green Day played the WXRK 92.3 Dysfunctional Family Picnic – also in Wantagh, NY – on the Nimrod Tour: Setlist

"The band sounded great, but just for the hell of it, I decided to count Billie Joe's use of single obscene words in his monologue. The tally came to: 'Fuck', 127 times (the winner), 'Shit', 38 times, 'Cunt', 93 times (another popular item), 'Cock', a mere 23, 'Piss', 47… I think you get the message. It was at this point that Billie Joe and the boys decided to set the drums on fire, much to the dismay of backstage security and the local paramedics. The scene backstage - which was already something of a circus - now took on a flavor of true pandemonium. Soon the fire extinguishers appeared and inevitably the local police." — K-ROCK

29 years ago (1993), Green Day played at SOMA in San Diego, CA.

And 33 years ago (1991), they played at UCLA in LA: Setlist | Video


31 MAY



On this day 6 years ago (2018), The Longshot played in Pawtucket, RI: Photos

"Billie Joe saw people watching through the windows at The Met tonight and invited them all in saying, 'You're all on the guest list tonight.'"

22 years ago (2002), Green Day played Madison Square Garden in NYC on the Pop Disaster Tour: Setlist | Photos

26 years ago (1998), Green Day played the WBCN River Rave on the Nimrod Tour: Setlist

And 30 years ago (1994), they played in Oviedo, Spain on the Dookie Tour.

That's it for May. If you'd like to look further back, we started this project in April. And don't forget to check out our Instagram stories and the thread on GDC!
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