Greg Kot of the Chicago Tribune reviewed Green Day’s concert at UIC Pavilion on Monday (November 8). Kot writes, “After a decade as rock’s brattiest mainstream stars, they have made the most ambitious album of their career, ‘American Idiot’. It puts a wicked political spin on Green Day’s usual subject matter: the suburban wasteland between adolescence and adulthood. This was a different Green Day in another respect as well: color-coordinated outfits, with three backing musicians and eye-popping, ear-scorching pyrotechnics. The arena-rock high jinks might have dwarfed a lesser, less-confident band, but singer Billie Joe Armstrong had no trouble establishing who’s boss.” Read more.
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