Green Day, Catfish And The Bottlemen
Xfinity Theatre – Hartford, CT – 8.29.2017
Words and photos by Brittany Isaacson
Last week Grammy Award Winning punk rock group Green Day brought the Revolution Radio Tour to Hartford. Also on the bill is British rock group Catfish And The Bottlemen. Despite the show falling on a Tuesday, thousands of fans poured in, nearly filling up the 30,000 capacity venue.
Catfish And The Bottlemen opened the night with one of their most popular songs, “Cocoon.” From the start, the group captured the attention of fans and first-time listeners alike. Catfish And The Bottlemen’s indie rock vibes created the perfect atmosphere for the remainder of the show.
Before the start of Green Days set, a bunny mascot ran out onto the stage to hype everyone up, throwing plush bunnies into the crowd. The crowd sang along in unison as “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen played through the venue speakers. Anticipation built before Green Day finally ran onto the stage.
The punk rock pioneers dived straight into their hit song “Know Your Enemy,” where they selected a lucky fan from the crowd to join them on stage. The set continued with “Bang Bang” and “Revolution Radio” of off their newest album Revolution Radio. The 26-song setlist included a pleasant mix of old classics and new favorites to please the diverse audience.
The two and a half hour set seemed to fly by as everyone lost themselves in the lyrics of their favorite Green Day songs. The final of the group’s two encores included acoustic performances of their hit songs, “21 Guns” and “Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life),” which had everyone singing together one last time.
Green Day is one of the few bands who formed over two decades ago and still remains relevant in today’s music culture. Their music has been enjoyed by multiple generations and will be enjoyed beyond our time. The Revolution Radio Tour proves that these legends still have it, and won’t be fading from the spotlight anytime soon.
Catfish And The Bottlemen