Green Day Perform Secret Hometown Show

Ever since the announcement that they would be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Green Day seemed to come out of hiding.

Last month we found the California band being inducted into the Hall of Fame and soon after revealed they were in the middle of working on a brand new album.

Now, the group are giving back to the community that helped shape them.

During the weekend, the band revisited 924 Gilman Street, a Bay Arena punk venue that they used to perform at until they inked a deal with Reprise back in the 90s and were banned from performing there again.

In 2012, Mike Avilez, a representative for the venue, told SF Weekly that they weren’t ruling out the possibility of Green Day returning to the small venue.

“We’d have to have a meeting on it and vote – but I’d be for it,” he said and three years later, it looks like they came to an agreement.

The venue, who like to stick to their non-sell out performers, allowed them back in after all this time (we’re not counting 2001’s sneak attack performance) for a good cause.

The show was to help raise money for two local independent publishing houses, AK Press and 1984 Publishing, whose shared warehouse caught fire back in March. The event was to help raise money for not only the publishing companies, but for those whose homes also burned down due to the fire.

Though the band’s set list, which can be seen below, consisted mostly of songs from Dookie and American Idiot, they did sneak in some goodies from their pre-major label days as well as a cover of Operation Ivy’s “Knowledge” featuring fellow Berkeley boy and Operation Ivy guitarist, Tim Armstrong.

Check out the set list and some video of the show below.


“99 Revolutions”
“Know Your Enemy”
“Welcome To Paradise”
“2000 Light Years Away”
“Private Ale”
“Christie Road”
“Paper Lanterns”
“Stuart And The Ave”
“Going To Pasalacqua”
“Basket Case”
“When I Come Around”
“Are We The Waiting”
“St. Jimmy”
“Knowledge (Operation Ivy Cover)”
“American Idiot”
“Jesus Of Suburbia”