Last night Green Day played a surprise gig for their fans at The Echoplex in Los Angeles. Tickets for the event were released on the day of the show, and according to NME.com, fans started to line up outside the venue at 5 a.m.
The concert was part of the promotion of Green Day’s upcoming album trilogy, ¡Uno!, ¡Dos! and ¡Tré!, which are scheduled for release starting with ¡Uno! on September 24, and ending with the release of ¡Tré! in January next year. The California punk rockers, led by Billie Joe Armstrong, who is often seen wielding his Gibson Les Paul Junior, opened with a couple of well-known Green Day hits, “Welcome to Paradise” and “American Idiot” before playing material from ¡Uno!, among them first single “Oh Love.”
For almost two hours fans were treated to songs from the band’s entire catalog, with drummer Tré Cool taking the mic for the song “Dominated Love Slave” from Green Day’s Kerplunk album.
The concert was a treat for the band’s hard-core fans that will most likely not get the chance to see the band in such an intimate setting again. Once Green Day go on tour in support of their new albums, only arenas and stadiums will be big enough to accommodate all of their fans around the world.
Green Day are set to go out on a small tour later this month with a handful of dates in Japan, and a brief visit to Europe.