July 27 – 28, 2009 – New York – Green Day brought their new show to Madison Square Garden for two amazing three hour long concerts, playing new songs and old, and bringing fans from the audience onstage to join in and sing and play with the band.
July 27 - NYC - Billie Joe gets the show started on a high note.
Green Day is hot!
The background light show was very fitting for New York!
Tre Cool on the drums, and yes, he is cool!
Everyone in the band lies down on stage.
Fireworks lit up the show.
Elijah was called from the audience to "be saved".
One of the most fun things about a Green Day show is the many people the group brings up from the audience to sing or play with the group.
Another fan gets his moment on stage.
And yet another fan is brought up to join in.
The most amazing guitar player from the audience was Stephanie, catch her on video here.
A smiling Billie Joe at the end of the first show.
Courtney Love was backstage to say hello to Billie Joe.
Joey joins his mom Adrienne and dad Billie Joe. He's got a band of his own called "Emily's Army".
July 28 - NYC - Backstage Tuesday before the second MSG show.
Tre Cool in the band's dressing room.
Billie Joe's ready to go on.
Tre shows a sign some fans made.
Just before going on the band warms up their voices.
And it's showtime! "HELLO NEW YORK!"
Billie Joe tries to "save" a fan named Trevor.
The view from behind.
Fans reach for the stars!
Billie Joe takes in all in, awed by the loud cheers.
Bass player Mike Dirnt jumps high.
And keeps jumping all through the show.
The band again enlisted people from the audience to play with them - the boy on bass was so good Mike gave him the bass!
Piano player Jason Freese plays sax as well.
Not all the fans sounded as good as they looked.
The crowd roars for more!
Billie Joe - A singer with heart!
And a rockin' guitar!
Mike Dirnt keeps the beat going strong.
The confetti flys as the show comes to a close.
Adrienne and Billie Joe hang with New York rocker Jesse Malin backstage after the show.
Billie Joe shares a laugh with Green Day Manager Pat Magnarella.