Green Day’s epic setlist at their Lollapalooza warm-up gig was one for the ages

Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day performing on stage
(Image credit: Josh Brasted/FilmMagic)

Green Day performed an epic 28-song set last week at a warm-up show prior to their festival-closing performance at Lollapalooza last night (July 31).

The gig took place in Chicago on July 29 at the intimate 1,100 capacity Metro venue, and saw the Californian punk trio play numerous hits and rare fan favourites from their catalogue.

To the surprise of fans, they even brought out songs that hadn't been performed live in decades, including Church On Sunday and Warning, which were both last played in 2001. Warning saw the band recruit a fan to sing the first verse.

Other fan favourites include American Idiot's Whatsername (last performed as a full band in 2005), and Oh Love and Murder City (the latter two of which hadn't been played since 2013).

Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt and Tré Cool opened the night with their hallmark anthem American Idiot, before moving on to hits such as Holiday, Revolution Radio, Bang Bang, Welcome To Paradise and more. 

Watch footage from Green Day's hit-packed show and check out the full set-list below:

1. American Idiot
2. Holiday
3. Revolution Radio
4. Letterbomb
5. Church on Sunday
6. Too Dumb to Die
7. Scattered
8. Bang Bang
9. Chump
10. Longview
11. Burnout
12. Disappearing Boy
13. Private Ale
14. Christie Road
15. One of My Lies
16. Whatsername
17. Oh Love
18. Warning
19. Murder City
20. Welcome to Paradise
21. Geek Stink Breath
22. Stuck With Me
23. Basket Case
24. Brain Stew
25. St. Jimmy
26. J.A.R. (Jason Andrew Relva)
27. Minority
28. Waiting

Last month, during Green Day's Hella Mega tour show in London alongside Fall Out Boy and Weezer, Billie Joe Armstrong announced his intention to renounce his US citizenship.

The announcement was in relation to the Supreme Court's decision to repeal Roe v. Wade, the legal ruling that protected women’s reproductive rights and their right to have an abortion. 

"Fuck America” he told the London audience. “I'm fucking renouncing my citizenship. I'm fucking coming here. There's just too much fucking stupid in the world to go back to that miserable fucking excuse for a country."

He added: "Oh, I'm not kidding. You’re going to get a lot of me in the coming days."

Liz Scarlett

Liz works on keeping the Louder sites up to date with the latest news from the world of rock and metal. Prior to joining Louder as a full time staff writer, she completed a Diploma with the National Council for the Training of Journalists and received a First Class Honours Degree in Popular Music Journalism. She enjoys writing about anything from neo-glam rock to stoner, doom and progressive metal, and loves celebrating women in music.