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See Green Day Rock Irving Plaza in 20-Minute Live Video

Green Day Irving Plaza Live Video Hitchin a Ride

Between Green Day’s fifth appearance at the MTV Video Music Awards and Billie Joe Armstrong’s unfortunate breakdown at iHeartRadio in Las Vegas, the Nor Cal punks played a whopping four-hour, 38-song set at New York’s rather intimate Irving Plaza. SPIN was there on September 15 to photograph the show, and now thanks to the band, you can actually watch 23 minutes worth of highlights, kicking off with Dookie throwback “Burn Out” and closing with American Idiot‘s titular single. Other highlights include the mid-“Hitchin’ a Ride” breakdown wherein Armstrong leads the crowd in a punk rock call-and-response — him: “QUIET!”; them: “NO!” — and the old lyric switcheroo in “When I Come Around,” where Armstrong sings, “I’ve heard it all before, Mike Dirnt’s a dirty whore / So sure do what ya like, make sure you’re doin’ Mike.” Enjoy.

Green Day’s Irving Plaza Set List:

“Welcome to Paradise”
“Murder City”
“Know Your Enemy”
“Nuclear Family”
“Stay the Night”
“Stop When the Red Lights Flash”
“Carpe Diem”
“Let Yourself Go”
“Kill the DJ”
“Oh Love”
“Hitchin’ a Ride”
Brief bits of “Highway to Hell” and “Crazy Train”
“Brain Stew”
“St. Jimmy”
“Boulevard of Broken Dreams”
“2,000 Light Years Away”
“Only of You”
“Disappearing Boy” (with “Stairway to Heaven” and “Sweet Home Alabama” interlude)
“Christie Road”
“Coming Clean”
“409 in Your Coffeemaker”
“Stuck With Me”
“At the Library”
“Paper Lanterns”
“When I Come Around” “She”
“King for a Day” (into “Shout” and “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction”)
“Wake Me Up When September Ends”
“American Idiot”
“99 Revolutions”