The best sign that Green Day is well on their way to becoming Springsteen-style rock royalty: The set list for this tour leans heavy on the new stuff, and no one leaves to get a beer. The chiming, cheerfully existential 21st Century Breakdown is the second triumph in a row from a band who were already legacy artists. And they’re still somehow punk enough to keep ticket prices under $50. See ’em now so you can annoyingly prattle to your kids about it someday. With Kasier Chiefs.
Mon., July 27, 8 p.m.; Tue., July 28, 8 p.m., 2009
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on July 22, 2009