Green Day Perform Huge Pre-Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Show


Whether you like Green Day or have been calling them a sell out since the 90s (post-Dookie, of course), it doesn’t really matter because the band have done what they set out to do; continue making music.

This weekend, the trio will get the honor of being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with Fall Out Boy doing the honors.

In honor of the momentous occasion, the group put on a huge pre-Rock and Roll Hal of Fame show at the House of Blues in Cleveland last night; their first U.S. show in two years.

The band also paid homage to their early start when the band’s name was Sweet Children and drummer Tre Cool wasn’t in the band.

For half of the show, Billie Joe Armstrong and Mike Dirnt welcomed back original drummer John Kiffmeye. They played a handful of Sweet Children’s songs including “Sweet Children,” “I Was There,” “Dry Ice,” and of course “Green Day.”

Once Sweet Children’s 11-song set wrapped, Green Day hit the stage, with Cool replacing Kiffmeye.

The Green Day set was 24-songs long and included several fan favorites like “Longview,” “Basket Case,” “”American Idiot” and several covers; a cover of Rancid’s “Radio” with Tim Armstrong performing alongside them and a cover of Operation Ivy’s “Knowledge.”

The Operation Ivy cover shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise since Green Day likes to cite them as one of their biggest influences.

They also did a major mash-up of “Shout,” “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life,” “Hey Jude,” and “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction.” Another surprise from the setlist, came when Green Day performed “Private Ale,” a song that hasn’t seen the stage light since 1992.

Cool huh? And such a shame that we missed it live.

For now, we can watch the several fan shot videos from the event and pretend that we were there.

Sweet Children – “At the Library” w/ John Kiftmayer:

Sweet Children – “Green Day” w/ John Kiftmayer:

Knowledge” (Operation Ivy cover) / “Radio” (Rancid cover) w/ Tim Armstrong:

Fan shot video of the concert:


Sweet Children Set:
“Don’t Leave Me” (First time live since 1994)
“Only of You”
“Sweet Children” (First time live since 1991)
“409 in Your Coffeemaker”
“At the Library”
“I Was There” (First time live since 1992)
“Disappearing Boy”
“Paper Lanterns”
“Road to Acceptance”
“Green Day” (First time live since 1990)
“Dry Ice” (First time live since 1993)

Green Day Set:
“99 Revolutions”
“Boulevard of Broken Dreams”
“2000 Light Years Away”
“Private Ale” (First time live since 1992)
“Christie Road”
“Stuart and the Ave.”
“Geek Stink Breath”
“One for the Razorbacks”
“When I Come Around”
“Basket Case”
“Are We the Waiting”
“St. Jimmy”
“Knowledge (Operation Ivy cover)” with Tim Armstrong
“Radio (Rancid cover)” with Tim Armstrong
“King for a Day”
“Shout / Always Look on the Bright Side of Life / Hey Jude / (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction”
“Minority” with Tim Armstrong

“American Idiot”
“Jesus of Suburbia”

Of Mice & Men to Head Out on Headlining Tour

Of Mice & Men will be heading out on tour this Spring in support of the re-issue of their 2014 album, Restoring Force.

The tour will feature the California band headlining all dates (minus three stops) and support from Crown the Empire and Volumes.

The tour will begin on Apr. 28 at Revolution Live in Ft. Lauderdale and wrap up a month and a half later on June 7 at Soma in San Diego.

On the tour schedule, which can be seen below, the band reveal that there will be a couple of dates which they will not be headlining. Those three stops are three different music festivals that they will be performing at. Those include:  Carolina Rebellion that will take place in Charlotte, NC; the first annual Rock in Rio due to take place in Las Vegas (they will be performing during the festival’s “Rock” weekend); Columbus, OH’s Rock on the Range; and Pryor, OK’s Rocklahoma.


April 28 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution Live

April 30 – Nashville, TN @ Rocketown

May 1 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle

May 2 – Charlotte, NC @ Carolina Rebellion **

May 6 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore

May 7 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory

May 9 – Las Vegas, NV @ Rock In Rio **

May 11 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Balroom

May 12 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium

May 13 – New York City, NY @ Best Buy Theater

May 16 – Columbus, OH @ Rock On The Range **

May 17 – Sauget, IL @ Pops

May 19 – Chicago, IL @ House Of Blues

May 20 – Chicago, IL @ House Of Blues

May 21 – Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theatre

May 23 – Dallas, TX @ House Of Blues

May 24 – Pryor, OK @ Rocklahoma **

May 26 – Houston, TX @ House Of Blues

May 27 – San Antonio, TX @ Alamo City Music Hall

May 29 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theater

May 30 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex

June 1 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater

June 2 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox At The Market

June 4 – San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom

June 5 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern

June 7 – San Diego, CA @ Soma

**=not headlining shows

Last week, Of Mice & Men released the music video for their new song “Broken Generation” from Restoring Force: Full Circle which is scheduled to be released on Feb. 24 through Rise Records.

Letlive. Barred from Orlando Venue


Bad news if you were planning on seeing letlive. live at the House of Blues in Orlando, FL; they’ve been banned from the venue.

Letlive. were scheduled to perform at the House of Blues which is located in Downtown Disney in Lake Buena Vista, FL as one of Taking Back Sunday’s opening acts, alongside The Menzingers, on April 3.

According to the band, House of Blues Orlando notified them that they had been pulled from the event, but gave no other reason as to why this was done.

“We cannot offer any details as to why since we were given none ourselves,” they wrote on Facebook.

Instead of letting it get to them, they have revealed that they are currently planning to schedule a one-off show in the area for those who were going to the show to see them. A crummy situation for attendees who wanted to see Taking Back Sunday and The Menzingers as well.

Read the band’s full statement straight from Facebook below.

“Ladies and Gentlemen that were planning on attending the Lake Buena Vista, Florida date at the House Of Blues on the upcoming tour with Taking Back Sunday and The Menzingers and expecting to see ll.- due to reasons we cannot control, we will not be permitted to play said date.

We have just been notified by the people at Disney Orlando/HOB that we have been pulled from the event.We cannot offer any details as to why since we were given none ourselves.

Rumor has it that Goofy, Pluto, and most of Toontown were in protest against the decision, but Chairman Mouse exercised veto powers and struck down the proposition in the end.

In the meantime, we will be trying to set up a one off at another venue in place of the this. Thank you so much for the unwavering support. It’s moments like these we deeply appreciate it/you. 


This will not be the first time that the band have had a run-in with a venue.

Last year, the band were playing The Tabernacle in Atlanta when frontman Jason Butler climbed a balcony during their set. Staff and security at the venue were less than amused by the antics and decided to cut their set short because of it. No word if this is what kind of led to the banning.

Iconic Sunset Strip House of Blues To Be Replaced By “Luxury Lodging”


It’s the end of an era for the Sunset Strip’s House of Blues.
According to a report by Bloomberg, the iconic club which located in West Hollywood is set to be torn down to make room for a new hotel/condominium complex.

Sadly, this is an ongoing trend of tearing down iconic places where performances can be seen just to bring in more inhabitants or over charging the venue to the point that they cannot survive the price increase.

The venue, which is owned by Live Nation, was opened in 1994 and has hosted many music from all genres of the music world.

The Bloomberg report states, “Some aging landmarks, like the House of Blues and Larry Flynt’s Hustler Hollywood erotica store, are on their way out, to be replced by luxury lodging by hoteliers including Ian Schrager.”

This building which is currently being discussed by developer Combined Properties Inc. to take the Sunset Strip location, will include 149 hotel room, 40 condos, five rental units, and an entertainment venue where the House of Blues currently resides.

But all is not lost for the House of Blues. Live Nation representative, Ashton Spaz told the Los Angeles Times that the company is currently looking for a new place to move the music venue to.

“Regarding the story, our legendary House of Blues on Sunset Boulevard – the flagship for 20 years of our popular venues around the country – will operate business as usual while we look for a new home.

“We have a terrific relationship with our landlord who has other plans to develop the property and we’re working together on a very smooth transition. We have two-plus years to find that perfect spot for a new Los Angeles House of Blues home with no interruption for music fans. Stay tuned. The best is yet to come!”

Hopefully, that can be done before La La Land takes another victim for just for the rich and untalented.