Green Day and support act Frank Turner also both paid tribute to the late frontman of The Clash, Joe Strummer.NME
The gig took place on what would have been Strummer's 61st birthday and saw crowds streaming around the entire south London block on which the venue is situated ahead of the gig. The show was opened by an acoustic Frank Turner, accompanied by Matt Nasir on mandolin. The singer made reference to his recent ill health and told the crowd he was wearing a back brace. "Last week I slipped a fucking disc in my back and I was told by my doctor not to play gigs for three months... and I told him to fuck off," he said to cheers.
Turner's set - which was announced the morning of the show - included a cover of Paul McCartney and Wings' 'Live and Let Die', as well as his own songs 'If Ever I Stray', 'Try This at Home', 'Losing Days', 'The Road', 'The Way I Tend to Be', 'Wessex Boy', 'Photosynthesis' and 'I Still Believe'. 'Recovery' was dedicated to the memory of Joe Strummer, with Turner quoting The Hold Steady's 'Constructive Summer', in which the band call the frontman "our only decent teacher".