I haven’t been posting much because there hasn’t been much news to talk about since Green Day went on a month-long hiatus after their last concert in Europe was wiped out by storm in Venice back in June. The second-to-last leg of the 21st Century Breakdown tour is about to begin at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, NJ this coming Tuesday, August 3rd, and I’ll be there! Can’t wait to see the boys take the stage again, particularly in a small outdoor venue such at the Susquehanna Bank Center, which I hear is in a nice part of Camden at the waterfront. I’m looking forward to it!
Green Day will be touring South and Central America coming up in October, and I’m sure that the fans down that a-way can’t wait!
Green Day appeared on the Jimmy Fallon show last night and performed, “Last of the American Girls.” This appearance was pre-taped a few months ago during Fallon’s tribute to the Rolling Stones’, “Exile on Main Street” reissue and documentary film. Green Day did a rocking version of the Stone’s “Rip This Joint.” NBC had posted the video on the official Jimmy Fallon site, but it’s now expired. I don’t understand why NBC does this… but hey, I’m not the CEO of a big media corporation, so what do I know? Here’s a link to the Green Day Authority’s posting of the “Last of the American Girls” performance from last night.
Someone had also posted some fabulous footage of Green Day’s impromptu performance at 924 Gilman back in 2001 after the Influents played, but that footage has been taken off of Youtube. You can buy the full video of both the Influents and Green Day playing at Gilman at the Influents site here.
As I’ve noted before, I’m only blogging the Green Day tour until it ends, and I’ll be starting up a new music and performance-related blog about Green Day and other bands, theater, television, and what-not after the tour ends. It’s been a blast, but it’s also been quite tiring. I can only image what a band goes through after almost 18 months on the road. That’s a lot of time and energy. If Green Day decides to add some additional tour dates, I’ll blog about it, but other than that, I’m going to figure out a new blog and name as October approaches. It’s been such a blast over the past months, that I can’t even tell you… and it’s quite helped my mid-life crises, lol. I’ve met some wonderful people and have had some incredible experiences. It overcomes me just thinking about it all.
So, until October, please stick around, I’ll be here, and so will Green Day until they say farewell for however long that they will be underground… Though rumor has it that they are already looking for producers for their next album, have demoed and have written new songs in the old school style for the new album. Let’s hope that’s true! So maybe we won’t have to wait five years for new stuff afterall!