Gig Review: Green Day Turn Manchester Into Paradise

Originally published on my personal blog on August 3rd 2010.

In an era that sees’s very few good live bands, the world needs great rock bands that can put on a show when performing. Enter Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt and Tre Cool.

Green Day’s European tour was nearly at an end with only a few stadium shows to go before they departed for America. The punk rock group, though, were not ready to wind down. After Englishman Frank Turner had opened proceedings with a selection of fine songs including The Real Damageand Long Live The Queen, rock goddess Joan Jett, who has been revitalised recently with an upcoming film documenting her band’s rise to fame, came on stage. She performed hits such as Do You Wanna Touch (Oh Yeah) and I Hate Myself For Loving You, as well as the classic I Love Rock ‘n Roll.
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