Green Day Confirms at SXSW

Punks complement a pair of SXSW Film docs with a Moody gig

Sign Language: do’s and don’ts for Green Day at Red 7, 11.17.11
Sign Language: do’s and don’ts for Green Day at Red 7, 11.17.11 (by Raoul Hernandez)

Speculation proved right: Green Day puts in a live appearance at the Moody Theater on Friday, March 15, during South by Southwest. That‘s the same day back-to-back docs on the Bay Area punk trio screen at the Paramount for SXSW Film, Broadway Idiot and Cuatro!

Given the historically rich connection between SXSW Music and SXSW Film, including this year’s keynote speaker for the former, Dave Grohl, bringing his lauded doc Sound City to the Paramount, many guessed Green Day would do the same. By performing at the Moody, they fill the Boss shoes of last year’s festival über headliner Bruce Springsteen, who also loaded in his SXSW “showcase” there.

Last time through Austin, November 2011, Green Day pulled off a surprise show at Red 7. It was loose, light-hearted, and chock full of new songs headed toward the group’s three LPs last year, ¡Uno! ¡Dos! ¡Tré!. In fact, the description for the Cuatro! doc mentions footage of intimate shows including Austin, so it’s a safe bet the Red 7 gig will see screen time at the Paramount.

“This is the home of rock & roll,” frontman Billie Joe Armstrong waved upon exiting Red 7’s outdoor stage in 2011, thanking Austin.

For 10 days in March especially, mos def.

Keep up with all our SXSW coverage at austinchronicle.com/sxsw.

READ MORE
More Green Day
Stop When the Red Lights Flash
Stop When the Red Lights Flash
Review of Green Day's surprise Red 7 show last night

Raoul Hernandez, Nov. 18, 2011

More by Raoul Hernandez
Gimme Shelter: A Song for Margaret Moser
Gimme Shelter: A Song for Margaret Moser
A stoned soul picnic of Rolling Stones for Wattser

Sept. 1, 2017

Texas Platters
Milligan Vaughan Project
Milligan Vaughan Project (Record Review)

Sept. 1, 2017

KEYWORDS FOR THIS POST

Green Day, Billie Joe Armstrong, Broadway Idiot, Cuartro!, Bruce Springsteen, Red 7, ACL Live at the Moody Theater, Paramount Theatre

MORE IN THE ARCHIVES
NEWSLETTERS
AC Daily, Events and Promotions, Luvdoc Answers

Breaking news, recommended events, and more

Official Chronicle events, promotions, and giveaways

Updates for SXSW 2017

All questions answered (satisfaction not guaranteed)