United Center – Chicago, IL
July 13, 2009
I cannot imagine the pressure that The Bravery must have felt while opening up for Green Day last Monday night in Chicago’s largest arena and home to the Bulls and Blackhawks. I would freak out if my job was to warm up an audience consisting of over 15,000 fans waiting to see one of the world’s biggest rock bands. Not an easy task at all. However, I thought The Bravery did a great job even if GD fans had never heard of the band and didn’t care to see an opening act. Hey, openers come with the main headlining act people. You should always be prepared to hear music you either don’t like or don’t know before getting what you came to hear. And obviously, the guys in Green Day must be fans of The Bravery or else they would not have chosen the band to go on tour with them.
Having been a fan of The Bravery since 2005 when a friend introduced me to their music, I was so proud that frontman Sam Endicott and Co. have come so far in their career that they are opening for my favorite band of all time (GD). That’s quite an accomplishment if you ask me. The Bravery performed familiar tracks off of their first two records, as well as gave fans a taste of new material from their new record out this fall. Below are some of the songs the band played at the Chicago stop of the Green Day summer tour…
Public Service Announcement
This Is Not The End
Time Won’t Let Me Go
An Honest Mistake
More photos of the five members of The Bravery after the jump!
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