The band played an early show at Pinole Valley High School in California two years before ‘Kerplunk!’
Full concert footage of Green Day performing a gig at the campus of their local High School has surfaced online.
The show took place at Pinole Valley High School, California, on May 10 1990. The band played songs from their first album ’39/Smooth’ (released in April of that year) and one that would later feature on 1992’s ‘Kerplunk!’ (‘Who Wrote Holden Caulfield?’). Original member John Kiffmeyer plays drums for the gig.
Both frontman Billie Joe Armstrong and bassist Mike Dirnt attended Pinole Valley High School, although Armstrong did not graduate. Watch footage from this show beneath. The video was uploaded in 2013 but only recently has been circulated widely.
Meanwhile, Green Day are currently preparing for the DVD launch of their documentary ‘Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk”. It will come with an accompanying vinyl release which you can preorder and buy here.