Upcoming Events Near Ashburn, VA
Jun 1, Fri 7:30 pm - Jiffy Lube Live
May 4, Fri 4:29 pm - Merriweather Post Pavilion
Green Day Details
Green Day got its start as part of the punk scene in Berkeley, California in 1986, and is credited as one of the bands that brought punk rock into the mainstream United States. Green Day released two independent albums in their early years, but it was their major label debut album, “Dookie”, that propelled them to superstardom in 1994. The breakout success sold more than ten million copies in the United States alone, taking them from California punk band to a household name seemingly overnight. To date, Green Day has sold over 85 million records worldwide, winning them a spot in the VH1 “100 Greatest Artists of All Time”. They rode that success all the way to the top and in 2015, they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame the first year they were eligible, which is quite an accomplishment in and of itself.
Green Day has been nominated for over two hundred awards throughout their career, winning over ninety awards. The band has won several Grammy Awards, including Best Rock Album for “American Idiot” in 2005, Record of the Year for “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” in 2006, and Best Rock Album in 2010 for “21st Century Breakdown”. They also won the coveted ASCAP Creative Voice Award in 2005, and the American Music Award for Favorite Alternative Rock Artist in 2009. Green Day excels at crossing musical boundaries, bringing punk rock to fans across several genres in ways no other band ever has before.
Green Day Concert Setlist
Green Day has over three decades of music woven throughout their setlists, but there are a few favorites that fans can count on at every show. “Holiday” is one of their most popular hits, and their third consecutive number 1 on the modern rock chart. The song introduced a whole new generation of punk and alternative fans to Green Day and it remains one of the favorites among fans from all generations. “American Idiot” is another big hit that makes the setlist, along with “Boulevard of Broken Dreams”. “Good Riddance”, which is better known as “Time of Your Life” is a concert staple, as is the angsty ballad, “Wake Me Up When September Ends”. And no Green Day setlist would be complete without the long-distance love song, “When I Come Around”, which Billie Joe Armstrong wrote for his wife when they were still dating. So many fans can relate to the anxiety of a long-distance relationship, and “When I Come Around” captures those feelings effortlessly.
Green Day in Concert
Like many punk rock bands, Green Day concerts are epic events filled with special effects on stage, pyrotechnics, loud and lively music, and lyrics that speak to the generations. Green Day gives an amazing performance that fans are sure to enjoy. The energy at a Green Day concert is contagious, and crowds often leave just as excited as when they showed up. Green Day’s performances stick with their fans, bringing them back time and time again, which is why they have enjoyed a successful career for over three decades.