Green Day: 6 April 2013 - Uncasville, CT

[11 April 2013]

By Sachyn Mital

Contributing Editor

Green Day has never been afraid to take risks. They give generously to their fans (especially when they do small intimate performances in metropolitan areas) even when they are one of the biggest acts, selling out arenas around the world. So one wouldn’t fault Green Day for performing the same show night after night over the course of a single tour. However, when the set feels like the same show you saw a couple years ago, there is a bit of a problem (I’m looking at you “King for a Day” medley). Despite releasing three new albums in 2013, Green Day hardly performed any of that new material on their current ‘99 Revolutions’ tour. One could blame this on the supposed lack of time the band had to gear up for the tour when their lead singer found himself in rehab for several months.

However, as surprising as that was, there was no reason to complain about the songs Green Day did perform. The swung through vintage numbers like “2,000 Light Years Away” and a lot off of Dookie and made room for several songs off the American Idiot album. Everyone basically kept singing along, even when not needing to fill in the deliberate pauses.

It all just goes to show how much Green Day care for their fans’ enjoyment. Billie Joe and his crew constantly riled up the crowd with “Hey, Ho” choruses, brought up many of them to try and sing or dance along and even sprayed the front rows down with water and toilet paper. It was one hot mess in the general admission area that’s for sure. Green Day have gotten the arena rock tour experience down pat. Now they just need to freshen up their routine a little.

Setlist:
1. 99 Revolutions
2. Know Your Enemy
3. Stay The Night
4. Letterbomb
5. Stop When The Red Lights Flash
6. Oh Love
7. Holiday
8. Boulevard of Broken Dreams
9. Burnout
10. Coming Clean
11. F.O.D.
12. 2,000 Light Years Away
13. Hitchin’ A Ride
14. Brain Stew
15. St. Jimmy
16. When I Come Around
17. Longview
18. Basket Case
19. She
20. King For A DayShout/Time Is on My Side/Satisfaction/Hey Jude
21. X-Kid
22. Minority
[encore break]
23. American Idiot
24. Jesus of Suburbia
25. Brutal Love

99 Revolutions Remaining Tour Dates:

Published at: http://www.popmatters.com/pm/post/170320-green-day-6-april-2013-uncasville-mohegan-sun/