They say you should never forget where you came from. In the case of Green Day, they honored that sentiment recently when they played a special benefit show at 924 Gilman Street, a club in Berkely, Calif. where the now Rock and Roll Hall of Famers cut their teeth in their early beginnings.
Per PunkNews.org, funds raised from the show went towards indie publishing houses AK Press and 1984 Printing, whose facility suffered severe damages due to a recent fire. Despite the unfortunate circumstances of the show, it’s always great to see major artists still in touch with the community that helped make them.
Check out the fan shot footage of the show below, as well as the set list for the night’s surprise performance!
— Green Day Girl (@TheGDGirl) May 18, 2015
Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock reporter who never leaves home without her iPod, because to her, there’s something very comforting about carrying around every piece of music she’s ever owned in her life.