XPN MusicNotes: Watch Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong ring in 2018 by covering The Replacements with Steven Van Zandt and more

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There was no shortage of artists ringing in 2018 with New Year’s Eve performances including Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong teaming up with Steven Van Zandt,Tommy Stinson and others for a new year’s set at New York’s Club Berlin. Below, watch the super-group — which also included Blondie’s Clem Burke, The Hold Steady’s Tad Kubler, Jesse Malin, and Billie Joe’s own sons — cover “Color Me Impressed” by The Replacements. Continue reading →


From “2000 Light Years Away” to “21 Guns,” Green Day bridges generations of pop-punk fans at BB&T

Green Day | photo by Tiana Timmerberg for WXPN

You know what you’re in for when the pink drunk bunny walks on stage. Anybody who’s seen Green Day before knows the tradition; some dude dressed in a pink bunny costume walks on stage before the East Bay punk faves’ set to rile up the crowd in a drunken fashion, sending a message to the audience that this isn’t going to be like any other rock show. There will be antics. There will be tutus. And there will be rock. Continue reading →


XPN MusicNotes: Watch Christine McVie and Lindsey Buckingham sing Fleetwood Mac on Fallon, see Green Day’s new video

Fallon, McVie, Buckingham, kids and The Roots

Fleetwood Mac alums Christine McVie & Lindsey Buckingham have been busy promoting their recently released duet album Lindsey Buckingham/Christine McVie, but last night they joined Jimmy Fallon and The Roots for a fun rendition of the Fleetwood Mac classic “Don’t Stop.”  Continue reading →


Just Announced: Green Day reschedules Liacouras Center show for April 3

After postponing their entire 2013 tour when singer Billie Joe Armstrong entered treatment for substance abuse, 90s pop-punkers Green Day today announced a set of rescheduled dates; their stop at the Liacouras Center on Temple University’s campus will now happen on Wednesday, April 3. In a three part statement on Instagram, Armstrong thanked fans for their support.

Dear friends
I just wanted to thank you all for the love support you’ve showed for the past few months. Believe me, it hasn’t gone unnoticed and I’m eternally grateful to have such an amazing set of friends and faimly. I’m getting better every day. So now, without further ado, the show must go on.. We can’t wait to get on the road and live out loud! Our passion has only grown stronger.
Happy new year
We love you all
Rage and love
P.s.. Green day tour in march

Word on whether original tickets will be honored or when new tickets become available is TBD.


Green Day postpones entire 2013 tour, including its January appearance at the Liacouras Center

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With singer Billie Joe Armstrong continuing treatment for substance abuse, 90s pop-punkers Green Day announced today that its entire 2013 arena tour, which included a January 22 stop at the Liacouras Center, is postponed. According to a report in music blog Consequence of Sound, rescheduled dates would be announced soon, and all original tickets would be honored.

Green Day bassist Mike Dirnt said in a statement that “Obviously the timing for this isn’t ideal, but Billie Joe’s well-being is our main concern. We are happy to say that Billie Joe is doing well, and we want to thank you all for the outpouring of support and well wishes that we have received, and we can’t wait to see you all again soon.”

Below, watch a video of Green Day rocking The Spectrum in 2009 with an epic “Jesus of Suburbia” – the excited dude on guitar is a fan that Armstrong brough onstage to jam along.


Watch Best Coast cover Nirvana’s “About a Girl” (opening for Green Day at The Liacouras Center in January)

At their show last night in Brussels, Belgium, indie pop band Best Coast covered Nirvana’s “About a Girl.” Currently on tour in support of their sophomore album The Only Place, the band announced that beginning in January it will join Green Day on tour. The two bands will appear at the Liacouras Center at Temple on January 22nd. More ticket information for that show can be found here. Below, watch Best Coast perform “About a Girl.”


Just announced: Green Day playing the Liacouras Center on January 22nd

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Green Day have announced their upcoming ¡UNO!, ¡DOS!, ¡TRÉ! tour. The band play Philly on Tuesday, January 22nd at the Liacouras Center at Temple University. Green Day fan club members have the chance of purchasing pre=sale tickets this Wednesday, September 12th at 10AM. Go here for more information. Green Day are releasing a trilogy of albums; Green Day ¡Uno!, Green Day ¡Dos!, and Green Day ¡Tré!. ¡Uno! will be released by Reprise Records on September 25th followed by ¡Dos! on November 13th and ¡Tré! on January 15th, 2013. Below, watch the video for “Oh Love.”