Green Day released their third concert video yesterday, this time mixing footage from both the soundcheck and show in Birmingham, England from October. I love these videos put out by them from the concerts as they have pretty much captured the intensity of Green Day’s live show. Chris Dugan is doing a wonderful job of photography and videography on this tour. Their latest release (the other two have been “East Jesus Nowhere” and “American Eulogy”) is “Murder City.”
I was lucky enough to hear “Murder City” at Madison Square Garden 2, at both the soundcheck and the show. So while this clip is from Birmingham, it brings back good memories from MSG2, which took place 104 days ago.
This next highlight is from the Munich show from last week. I include this for two reasons: it’s my favorite song from American Idiot and I was lucky enough to hear it live at London’s second O2 gig last month. Green Day didn’t play this at all in North America, but have been switching it up with “Before the Lobotomy” in Europe. I couldn’t find a good clip from the London show, so this one is from Munich. He does a teeny storytime about touring Europe and Green Day’s 21st anniversary. In London he gabbed about how nice the weather had been, which I must say, was perfect, clear skies and warm. I have a theory on why the weather was so nice: Because God wanted to see his favorite band. Ha!
This last clip is something I recorded outside of the O2 on the second night. It’s a group of bagpipe players outside the arena and I adore the bagpipes. It was a nice surprise to hear and a nice touch to a great weekend of Green Day and London.