Green Day review, Old Trafford Manchester: Sonic flashbacks to pop-punk’s most defining and vindicating moments | The Independent

The California punk outfit reel through their Rolodex of smash hits in the first night of their UK tour

The pedalboards may be glued to Nineties settings all night long but there are some next-level Back to the Future vibes in the air on the first night of Green Day’s UK tour in Manchester. Things start off very 2024. After a large pink rabbit – the band’s long-term touring mascot – has cartwheeled and caterpillared around the stage to the Ramones’ “Blitzkrieg Bop”, the iconic pop-punk trio storm Old Trafford’s cricket ground to a punked-up version of the Star Wars anthem “Imperial March” befor

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