Green Day Pops Into Small English Pub To Play Surprise Set & It Was Electric

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It’s always great to see big bands go back to their roots and play small scale shows just for the fun of it.

Fans of any genre of music take pride in finding musical acts and artist before they hit it big, then being able to claim they saw them in a dive bar, or playing for a crowd of 40 people at a small town fair or festival.

There are a ton of videos of country music superstar Luke Combs playing small bars and intimate venues all over the place before he eventually took off like a rocket ship. I’m sure people are kicking themselves knowing they had a chance to see him before he was really Luke Combs and is now selling out stadiums, but as they say, hindsight is 20/20.

People in this English pub we’re probably checking their vision when they noticed one of the world’s greatest pop-punk bands (if not the greatest) slipping into the building and heading over to the venue’s small stage area. Imagine going out for a drink at your local watering hole and being treated with a performance of the musical stylings of Green Day.

Billie Joe Armstrong and the rest of the band (who are now all in their 50’s, feel old yet?) got together and started doing some instrument checks while the rest of the pub went crazy, probably still trying to wrap their head around the fact that Green Day was right in front of them.

And if you would have been there, what song would you have wanted to hear from the 2000’s rock group? “Good Riddance?” “Boulevard of Broken Dreams?” Though there’s a chance they got to those, the song featured in this TikTok below was actually shouted out by the crowd before they got going.

Enjoy this impromptu rendition of “Welcome to Paradise” by Green Day:

@vvillgamble …and your mate has to tell them what to play #greenday #london #rock #live #billiejoearmstrong #fyp ♬ original sound – Will Gamble

I’ve got major FOMO seeing that, and it seems like everyone else in the comment section of the TikTok was feeling the same way:

“I’m not a huge fan of Green Day but this level of intimacy is unbelievable and that is something I’m a massive fan of.”

“If I ever walk into Temple Bar and Green Day is doing a concert I’d swear I just collapses and I’m dreaming.”

“I love when big bands play super intimate and small shows. It just seems like a blast, and a better setting than a festival or something.”

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock