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Green Day Got Unbanned from 924 Gilman Last Night

First show at the legendary DIY punk club in decades.


It's something unpredictable, but in the end is right: Last night, Berkeley‘s 924 Gilman unbanned Green Day, which played its first show at the punk club in decades.

The trio played a secret benefit concert for AK Press, an anarchist book publishing operation that suffered significant damage in a recent fire, and 1984 Printing, which shared the warehouse. According to Consequence of Sound, the trio played a 21-song setlist that spanned its career and included a cover of Operation Ivy’s song Knowledge with the band’s Tim Armstrong sitting in. Though Green Day had played at 924 Gilman for years in the beginning of its career, the band was banned from the venue in 1994 after singing with a major label and achieving worldwide fame (though they did play an impromptu set there in 2001).

Watch video of last night’s concert here

After the show, if we're taking bets here, the 40-something residents of Rockridge probably tried to get into Chez Panisse, before all deciding to just go home and eat leftovers because it was Sunday night and they had to take their kids to school in the morning.


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