Green Day preview ‘Saviors’ world tour by playing ‘Dookie’ and ‘American Idiot’ in full at intimate club show

Green Day offered a taster for their upcoming ‘Saviors’ world tour by playing their seminal albums ‘Dookie’ and ‘American Idiot’ in full at an intimate club show in Los Angeles.

The trio played both albums, as they are set to do on their forthcoming stadium tour, at the Echoplex in LA on Thursday (April 18). Their mammoth 35-song set also included songs from their recent album, which came out in January, as well as a surprise encore of ‘Minority’ and new cut ‘Fancy Sauce’ which wasn’t listed on the printed setlist.

Green Day played ‘Dookie’ from top to bottom first, followed by five songs from ‘Saviors’ – ‘The American Dream Is Killing Me’, ‘Bobby Sox’, ‘Look Ma, No Brains!” ‘Dilemma’ and ‘Saviors’. They followed this with an airing of ‘American Idiot’ in full.


Their stadium tour will commemorate the 30th and 20th anniversaries of ‘Dookie’ and ‘American Idiot’ respectively.

The UK and European dates will kick off at the LDLC Arena in Décines-Charpieu, France on June 5, 2024. Throughout June the band will also hit cities like Madrid, Berlin, Milan, Paris and more. Then the UK and Ireland leg will start on June 21 at the Manchester’s Emirates Old Trafford, with further dates in Glasgow, Dublin and a massive Wembley Stadium date in London on June 29.


Nothing But ThievesThe Hives, Donots, The Interrupters and Maid Of Ace are set to join as support across select dates.

The North American leg will kick off at Nationals Park in Washington, DC on July 29, 2024, before visiting cities like New York, Philadelphia, Nashville, Austin, Los Angeles and many more, closing out Petco Park in San Diego, California on September 28. You can get any remaining tickets here.

Meanwhile, earlier this month, Green Day performed ‘Basket Case’ with its original demo lyrics –  upon receiving an award from Avril Lavigne. They surprised the audience by singing the lines: “They said this has been emotionless flight / Around each other intoxicating their minds / Dancing in the street under suburban lights / They stumbled to the ground without a hurt.” Previously, Armstrong admitted he rewrote these lyrics, calling them “embarrassingly bad”.