DIY venue 924 Gilman Street lifts ban on Green Day for surprise concert

Green Day

    In the late 1980s, Green Day cut their teeth at the tiny East Bay DIY punk club 924 Gilman, performing alongside Operation Ivy, AFI, and The Offspring. For years, the band was forbidden from hitting the venue’s stage due to their signing with a major record label and worldwide rock stardom. Last night, however, the newly christened Rock and Roll Hall of Famers returned to 924 Gilman for the first time in 14 years.

    The secret benefit concert raised money for AK Press, a DIY publishing house which recently lost its warehouse in a fire. The 21-song setlist touched on songs from all points of the band’s career as well as a cover of Operation Ivy’s “Knowledge” featuring Tim Armstrong as a special guest.

    Watch fan-shot video and see the full setlist below.

    “Basket Case”: 

    “Knowledge” w/ Tim Armstrong”:

    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) w/ Tim Armstrong
    American Idiot
    Jesus of Suburbia