Green Day reunites with original drummer and performs as Sweet Children — watch

Pre-Hall of Fame induction concert also features covers of Operation Ivy and Rancid with Tim Armstrong

Green Day Sweet Children

    This weekend, Green Day will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In anticipation, the band played an intimate gig for fans at Cleveland’s House of Blues on Thursday night, marking their first US gig in two years.

    The setlist spanned a whopping 35 songs and included several special moments. The evening opened with Billie Joy Armstrong and Mike Dirnt reuniting with original drummer John Kiffmeyer and performing several rarities under their original moniker, Sweet Children. Of note were the first live performances of “Sweet Children”, “I Was There”, “Dry Ice”, and “Green Day” in two decades.

    During their proper Green Day set, the band performed “Private Ale” for the first time since 1992, and invited Tim Armstrong on-stage to cover Operation Ivy’s “Knowledge” and “Minority” as well as Rancid’s “Radio”. (Green Day has long cited Operation Ivy as one of their biggest influences.)


    Watch a few fan-shot videos below followed by the complete setlist.

    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:


    Sweet Children Set:
    Don’t Leave Me (First time live since 1994)
    Only of You
    Sweet Children (First time ever 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