Jimmy Fallon did what he had to do last night. Think about it. There was only one way to follow up Of Montreal’s souled-out, white-faced performace of “Sex Karma” on Thursday, and that was to bring Green Day back to NBC’s legendary Studio 6B.
The band last hit the Late Night stage in May when they closed out the show’s Rolling Stones week with a cover of the Stones’ “Rip This Joint”, but this time Billy Joe & Co. came back to pimp 21st Century Breakdown’s fifth single and the upcoming leg of their North American tour. Flanked by an extra guitarist and keyboard player, Green Day powered through a harmony-laden version of “Last of the American Girls”, which was recently re-recorded by the Broadway cast of American Idiot: The Musical.
While the performance was subdued by Green Day standards, it’s surely enough to get you pumped up about next weekend’s Lollapalooza appearance. Check out the video below, and if you can’t make it to Chicago, then get your ticket for one of the other tour stops below at Ticketmaster.com.
Green Day 2010 Tour Dates:
08/03 – Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center *
08/05 – Buffalo, NY @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center *
08/07 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
08/09 – Alpharetta, GA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre *
08/11 – Washington, DC @ Jiffy Lube Live *
08/12 – Hartford, CT @ Comcast Theater *
08/14 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC *
08/16 – Boston, MA @ Comcast Center *
08/18 – Toronto, ONT @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre *
08/23 – Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theater *
08/26 – Dallas, TX @ Superpages.com Center *
08/28 – Denver, CO @ Comfort Dental Amphitheater *
08/30 – Phoenix, AZ @ Cricket Wireless Pavilion *
08/31 – Los Angeles, CA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater *
09/02 – Chula Vista, CA @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre *
09/04 – San Francisco, CA @ Shorline Amphitheatre