Green Day Saves Christmas!
Unfortunately, one of the members of Jane’s Addiction had an emergency family situation. The band is not able to play tonight’s show as scheduled.
NEVER FEAR! Local heroes Green Day are here to save the day!
That’s right… Billie Joe, Tre Cool and Mike will be hitting the stage tonight at NSSN 2011! Who’s excited!?!
The San Francisco-based radio station was informed at roughly 8:30 a.m., day of show, of Jane’s Addiction’s decision not to perform. Organizers immediately reached out to Green Day, but didn’t receive confirmation until 5 p.m. that the band would play the gig.
That had to make for some tense hours — given that the concert was set to begin at 5:30 p.m.
It could’ve been a fiasco, but instead Not So Silent Night 2011 will be remembered as a triumph.
Green Day, which has reportedly been working on new songs in the studio, was masterful in a short set that focused most strongly on early material. Initially, it was thought the band would play its blockbuster major-label debut, 1994’s “Dookie,” in its entirety. That didn’t happen, although the group did perform all the big “Dookie” hits.