Green Day reunite with original drummer at Hall Of Fame warm-up

Green Day marked their live return with a 35-song set at Cleveland’s House Of Blues on April 16.

The band – who’ve not performed since their appearance at the Perth leg of Australia’s Soundwave festival in March 2014 – recently announced this intimate show to serve as a warm-up for their Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction on April 18.

The band’s set took in songs from their entire career, including a hour-long set dedicated to the songs written when they were called Sweet Children. And, for added authenticity, Tré Cool stepped aside to make way for original drummer John Kiffmeyer (then known as Al Sobrante), who left the band in 1990 to attend university.

Check out the setlist and gallery below…


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Now read about the Berkeley punks’ beginnings in this story by Lookout! Records label founder Larry Livermore.

Green Day – The Early Years

Simon Young

Born in 1976 in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Simon Young has been a music journalist for over twenty years. His fanzine, Hit A Guy With Glasses, enjoyed a one-issue run before he secured a job at Kerrang! in 1999. His writing has also appeared in Classic RockMetal HammerProg, and Planet Rock. His first book, So Much For The 30 Year Plan: Therapy? — The Authorised Biography is available via Jawbone Press.