The Australian leg of Green Day’s 21st Century Breakdown tour took a slight turn to the scary when the band had to cancel and reschedule the last night in Melbourne unexpectedly. It seems that the day before, one particular member of the band… the lead singer to be exact… had a bad case of the runs after eating something bad. Greendaylove38 suggested that it was a bad kangaroo, but who knows what the heck he ate?
Proudweirdo from the GDC was at the rescheduled show and posted this video of the band performing “East Jesus Nowhere,” and Billie mentions the “d” word (dysentery) and the band goes on to save five lucky Australian souls:
Potty and Salvation Time – “East Jesus Nowhere” – Green Day — Melbourne, December 16, 2009
Thankfully, he’s doing good now, and Australia experienced a number of wonderful things, including Jet pranking Green Day at the Melbourne show (male strippers, can’t wait for that video) as well as Tre’s birthday celebration, where he turned 37 years young. Thanks to Cynnasaur, we have birthday cake madness during “King For A Day”:
A birthday cake for Tre – “King for a Day” – Green Day – Brisbane –
December 9, 2009
The lovely Kerry from Australia was lucky enough to experience all of Rocktober in England as well as the Down Under Rampage in Australia. She posted a shiteload of photographs on Facebook, but unfortunately, they are set to Friends only. I asked her if I could post a some from the tour (I’ll post more if I get a chance), and here are a few of my favorites:
Green Day now moves on to the Kiwis, with two shows in Auckland on December 18th and 19th. Hopefully no one will come down with dysentery there!