Thursday, September 14, 2017

Green Day Stops in ATX

Green Day stopped by the Austin 360 Amphitheater at the Circuit of the Americas on September 8, 2017 as part of their Revolution Radio Tour. The show was sponsored by radio station 101X and also featured opener Catfish and the Bottlemen.


Green Day

Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day

Mike Dirnt of Green Day

Tre Cool of Green Day


Green Day was formed in 1986 by Billie Joe Armstrong and Mike Dirnt. They have sold more than 85 million albums worldwide. Green Day released their 12th album, Revolution Radio, in 2016.


Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day



Green Day's members include lead vocalist/ guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong, bassist Mike Dirnt, and drummer Tre Cool. Joining the band as touring members are guitarist Jason White, multi-instrumentalist Jason Freese, and rhythm guitarist Jeff Matika.


Billie Joe Armstrong 

Mike Dirnt

Tre Cool

Mike Dirnt

Billie Joe Armstrong



Green Day has earned numerous awards over the years including 5 Grammy Awards, 3 American Music Awards, 6 Billboard Music Awards, 2 BRIT Awards, and multiple MTV Awards from around the world.


Billie Joe Armstrong 

Billie Joe Armstrong


Billie Joe Armstrong



Setlist for Green Day:

Know Your Enemy
Bang Bang
Revolution Radio
Holiday
Letterbomb
Boulevard of Broken Dreams
Longview
Youngblood
2000 Light Years Away
Hitchin' A Ride
When I Come Around
Welcome To Paradise
Minority
Are We The Waiting
St. Jimmy
Knowledge (Operation Ivy cover)
Basket Case
She
King For A Day
Shout/Always Look On The Bright Side of Life/ Satisfaction/ Hey Jude (covers)
Still Breathing
Forever Now

Encore 1:
American Idiot
Jesus of Suburbia

Encore 2:
21 Guns - acoustic
Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)




Billie Joe Armstrong

Mike Dirnt

Billie Joe Armstrong

Billie Joe Armstrong

Billie Joe Armstrong

Mike Dirnt



Catfish and the Bottlemen


Opening for Green Day was Catfish and the Bottlemen.  Catfish and the Bottlemen are a British rock band.  Their members are lead vocalist Ryan Evan "Van" McCann, bassist Benji Blakeway, drummer Bob Hall, and lead guitarist Johnny Bond.


Catfish and the Bottlemen

"Van" McCann

Johnny Bond

Benji Blakeway

"Van" McCann



Setlist for Catfish and the Bottlemen:

Cocoon
7
Soundcheck
Twice
Tyrants

"Van" McCann

Johnny Bond

"Van" McCann

Benji Blakeway

Friday, September 8, 2017

Blues Legend Buddy Guy Plays ACL Live


Legendary Blues guitarist Buddy Guy stopped by Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater on August 31, 2017,  as part of his Born To Play Again Tour. Guy was joined on tour by Quinn Sullivan.



Quinn Sullivan joins Buddy Guy and the Damn Right Blues Band on stage


Buddy Guy


Buddy Guy

Buddy Guy started playing with bands in Baton Rouge in the early 1950s before moving to Chicago in 1957. In 1960, he played with another blues great, Muddy Waters, as a house guitarist at hess Records.  He released his first album with harmonica player Junior Wells in 1965 and his first solo album in 1967.  To date, Guy has released 17 solo albums and 16 debut albums with various blues greats.


Buddy Guy


Buddy Guy and the Damn Right Blues Band


Buddy Guy 



Buddy Guy is considered a pioneer in the Chicago Blues scene. Guy has earned many awards over his lengthy career including 7 Grammy Awards and 34 Blues Music Awards. He has earned the Billboard Magazine Century Award for distinguished artistic achievement, the 2015 Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, the 2012 Kennedy Center Honor, and the 2003 Presidential National Medal of Arts. In 2005 Buddy Guy was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and in 2014 he was inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum. He is also listed as one of Rolling Stone Magazine's 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.



Buddy Guy and the Damn Right Blues Band


Buddy Guy 


Buddy Guy 


Buddy Guy and the Damn Right Blues Band


Buddy Guy 



Buddy Guy was joined on tour by the Damn Right Blues Band.  The members include guitarist "Ric Jaz" Hall, pianist Marty Sammon, bassist Orlando Wright, and drummer Tim Austin.



Buddy Guy and the Damn Right Blues Band


Buddy Guy and the Damn Right Blues Band


Buddy Guy


Buddy Guy and the Damn Right Blues Band


Buddy Guy 


Quinn Sullivan joins Buddy Guy and the Damn Right Blues Band on stage


Quinn Sullivan joins Buddy Guy and the Damn Right Blues Band on stage


Buddy Guy



Quinn Sullivan

Opening for Buddy Guy was 18 year old Blues guitarist Quinn Sullivan. Sullivan hails from New Bedford, Massachusetts.  He began guitar lessons at age 3.  At age 6, he appeared on the Ellen DeGeneres Show. He first performed on stage with Buddy Guy in 2007 and has been mentored by Guy since then. Quinn released his debut album, Cyclone, in 2011. He released his third album, Midnight Highway, in 2017.



Quinn Sullivan


Quinn Sullivan


Quinn Sullivan


Quinn Sullivan


Quinn Sullivan


Quinn Sullivan


Quinn Sullivan