Spring 2009

Green Day came to New York to promote their new CD “21st Century Breakdown”. I photographed several of their events  and took them to the top of the RCA building, where I once photographed the Clash, to get some great new shots. See it all below…

May 16 - Green Day on the street in Soho.

May 16 – Green Day on the street in Soho.

(L-R) Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt and Tre Cool of Green Day posing on a street in Soho, NYC. May 16, 2009. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Green Day, NYC - 2009
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Green Day, NYC - 2009 Green Day, NYC - 2009
Green Day, NYC - 2009 Green Day, NYC - 2009

May 16 - Green Day at Top of The Rock.

May 16 – Green Day at Top of The Rock.

(L-R) Tre Cool, Billie Joe Armstrong and Mike Dirnt of Green Day at Top of The Rock, NYC. May 16, 2009. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Green Day, NYC - 2009
Green Day, NYC - 2009

May 16 - Billie Joe Armstrong at Top of The Rock.

May 16 – Billie Joe Armstrong at Top of The Rock.

Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day at Top of The Rock, NYC. May 16, 2009. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

May 16 - Mike Dirnt at Top of The Rock.

May 16 – Mike Dirnt at Top of The Rock.

Mike Dirnt of Green Day at Top of The Rock, NYC. May 16, 2009. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

May 16 - Tre Cool at Top of The Rock.

May 16 – Tre Cool at Top of The Rock.

Tre Cool of Green Day at Top of The Rock, NYC. May 16, 2009. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

May 16 - Green Day Fans at Top of The Rock.

May 16 – Green Day Fans at Top of The Rock.

Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day with Green Day fans at Top of The Rock, NYC. May 16, 2009. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

May 16 - Advertisements for Green Day's '21st Century Breakdown' and 'John Lennon: The New York City Years' at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Annex.

May 16 – Advertisements for Green Day’s ’21st Century Breakdown’ and ‘John Lennon: The New York City Years’ at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Annex.

Advertisements for Green Day's '21st Century Breakdown' and 'John Lennon: The New York City Years' at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Annex plastered on a wall in NYC. May 16, 2009. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

May 18 - Green Day backstage at Bowery Ballroom.

May 18 – Green Day backstage at Bowery Ballroom.

(L-R) Mike Dirnt, Jason White, Billie Joe Armstrong, Jason Freese, Jeff Matika and Tre Cool of Green Day backstage at Bowery Ballroom, NYC. May 18, 2009. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Green Day, NYC - 2009
Green Day, NYC - 2009

May 15 - '21st Century Breakdown' CD signing at Best Buy.

May 15 – ’21st Century Breakdown’ CD signing at Best Buy.

Green Day with fans during their CD signing at Best Buy, NYC. May 15, 2009. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

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May 18 - Green Day at Bowery Ballroom.

May 18 – Green Day at Bowery Ballroom.

Green Day on stage at Bowery Ballroom, NYC. May 18, 2009. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

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Green Day, NYC - 2009 Green Day, NYC - 2009
Billie Joe Armstrong, NYC - 2009 Tre Cool, NYC - 2009
Tre Cool, NYC - 2009

May 19 - Green Day at Webster Hall.

May 19 – Green Day at Webster Hall.

Green Day on stage at Webster Hall, NYC. May 19, 2009. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Green Day, NYC - 2009 Billie Joe Armstrong, NYC - 2009
Green Day, NYC - 2009 Green Day, NYC - 2009
Green Day, NYC - 2009 Green Day, NYC - 2009
Green Day, NYC - 2009 Green Day, NYC - 2009
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Tre Cool, NYC - 2009 Mike Dirnt, NYC - 2009
Tre Cool, NYC - 2009 Tre Cool, NYC - 2009
Tre Cool, NYC - 2009 Mike Dirnt, NYC - 2009
Tre Cool, NYC - 2009 Mike Dirnt & Billie Joe Armstrong, NYC - 2009
Mike Dirnt, Jason Freese & Billie Joe Armstrong, NYC - 2009 Billie Joe Armstrong, NYC - 2009

May 20 - Backstage at PC Richards Theater.

May 20 – Backstage at PC Richards Theater.

(L-R) Billie Joe Armstrong, Jeff Matika, Mike Dirnt, Jason Freese and Jason White of Green Day backstage at PC Richards Theater, NYC. May 20, 2009. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Mike Dirnt, Tre Cool, Jason Freese, Billie Joe Armstrong & Jason White, NYC - 2009
Jason White, Tre Cool, Mike Dirnt, Billie Joe Armstrong & Jeff Matika, NYC - 2009 Green Day, NYC - 2009
Green Day, NYC - 2009

May 20 - Green Day at PC Richards Theater.

May 20 – Green Day at PC Richards Theater.

Billie Joe Armstrong and Jason White of Green Day on stage at PC Richards Theater, NYC. May 20, 2009. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Green Day, NYC - 2009

May 20 - Young fan Jake crowd-surfed to the stage to meet Billie Joe.

May 20 – Young fan Jake crowd-surfed to the stage to meet Billie Joe.

Tre Cool and Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day with a fan named Jake on stage at PC Richards Theater, NYC. May 20, 2009. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Billie Joe Armstrong & Mike Dirnt, NYC - 2009 Billie Joe Armstrong & Mike Dirnt, NYC - 2009

May 18 - Green Day fans outside of the Late Show with David Letterman.

May 18 – Green Day fans outside of the Late Show with David Letterman.

Green Day Fans outside of the Late Show with David Letterman at the Ed Sullivan Theater, NYC. May 18, 2009. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

May 15 - Green Day fans waiting to get into the '21st Century Breakdown' CD signing at Best Buy.

May 15 – Green Day fans waiting to get into the ’21st Century Breakdown’ CD signing at Best Buy.

Green Day fans on line for their CD signing at Best Buy, NYC. May 15, 2009. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

May 19 - Green Day on the Webster Hall Marquee.

May 19 – Green Day on the Webster Hall Marquee.

Grren Day on the marquee at Webster Hall, NYC. May 19, 2009. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

May 19 - Green day fans outside of Webster Hall.

May 19 – Green day fans outside of Webster Hall.

Green Day fans online for their show at Webster Hall, NYC. May 19, 2009. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

May 19 - Jessie Malin and Billie Joe Armstrong after the Green Day show at Webster Hall.

May 19 – Jessie Malin and Billie Joe Armstrong after the Green Day show at Webster Hall.

Jesse Malin and Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day backstage after the Green Day show at Webster Hall, NYC. May 19, 2009. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

May 19 - Mike Dirnt and fans after the Green Day show at Webster Hall.

May 19 – Mike Dirnt and fans after the Green Day show at Webster Hall.

Mike Dirnt of Green Day backstage after their show at Webster Hall, NYC. May 19, 2009. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

May 21 - Green Day with Stephen Colbert backstage at the Colbert Report.

May 21 – Green Day with Stephen Colbert backstage at the Colbert Report.

(L-R) Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day, Stephen Colbert, Tre Cool and Mike Dirnt of Green day backstage at the Colbert Report, NYC. May 21, 2009. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

May 22 - Green Day performing in Central Park for Good Morning America.

May 22 – Green Day performing in Central Park for Good Morning America.

Mike Dirnt of Green Day on stage during their Good Morning America performance in Central Park, NYC. May 22, 2009. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Tre Cool, Robin Roberts, Chris Cuomo, Billie Joe Armstrong & Mike Dirnt, NYC - 2009 Billie Joe Armstrong, NYC - 2009
Billie Joe Armstrong, NYC - 2009 Billie Joe Armstrong, NYC - 2009
Billie Joe Armstrong, NYC - 2009 Green Day, NYC - 2009
Billie Joe Armstrong, NYC - 2009 Billie Joe Armstrong, NYC - 2009
Green Day, NYC - 2009 Billie Joe Armstrong, NYC - 2009

March 31 - Green Day at Electric Lady Studio after hearing the final version of '21st Century Breakdown' for the first time.

March 31 – Green Day at Electric Lady Studio after hearing the final version of ’21st Century Breakdown’ for the first time.

(L-R) Tre Cool, Billie Joe Armstrong and Mike Dirnt of Green Day at Electric Lady Studio, NYC. March 31, 2009. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Green Day, NYC - 2009

March 30 - Green Day recording at Stratosphere Studio.

March 30 – Green Day recording at Stratosphere Studio.

Green Day recording at Stratosphere Studio, NYC. March 30, 2009. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Billie Joe Armstrong, NYC - 2009

March 30 - Green Day writing a song with Jesse Malin at Stratosphere Sound.

March 30 – Green Day writing a song with Jesse Malin at Stratosphere Sound.

(L-R) Jesse Malin, Mike Dirnt, Billie Joe Armstrong and Tre Cool of Green Day recording at Stratosphere Studio, NYC. March 30, 2009. © Bob Gruen/www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: info@bobgruen.com

Jesse Malin & Billie Joe Armstrong, NYC - 2009