Videos by American Songwriter
Green Day, the world’s most massive punk band, aren’t short on hits. From Dookie to American Idiot, they’ve got more than enough material to entertain even the most casual fan in a live setting. But that doesn’t prevent them from giving equal time to other artists’ music as well.
At their show last night at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine, California, Green Day broke out dookie-fied versions of songs by The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Tom Petty, The Isley Brothers, Guns & Roses, The Who, Black Sabbath, Billy Idol, The Doors, Van Halen and AC/DC.
Here’s the full setlist, via the Orange Country Register. We’ve highlighted the covers for you.
Main set: Song of the Century / 21st Century Breakdown / Know Your Enemy / East Jesus Nowhere / Holiday / Murder City / Give Me Novocaine / Letterbomb / Are We the Waiting / St. Jimmy / Boulevard of Broken Dreams / Cigarettes and Valentines / Burnout / Scattered / Dancing with Myself (Billy Idol cover) / F.O.D. / Geek Stink Breath / Paper Lanterns / 2000 Light Years Away / Hitchin’ a Ride / When I Come Around / J.A.R. / Medley: Iron Man > Rock and Roll > Sweet Child o’ Mine > Baba O’Riley > Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love > Round & Round > Highway to Hell / Brain Stew / Jaded / Longview / Basket Case / She / King for a Day > Shout (Isley Brothers cover) > Satisfaction > Free Fallin’ > Break On Through (To the Other Side) > Hey Jude / 21 Guns / Minority
First encore: American Idiot / Jesus of Suburbia
Second encore: Last Night on Earth / Wake Me Up When September Ends / Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)