Green Day, Fall Out Boy and Weezer Kickoff The Hella Mega Tour

After being postponed hella times due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the highly anticipated Hella Mega Tour has begun. The trek kicked off on Saturday July 24, two years after the tour's initial announcement, in Arlington, Texas. Green Day, Weezer, Fall Out Boy and special guests The Interrupters played to a sold out crowd of approximately 35,000 (mostly unmasked) fans. Billie Joe Armstrong commented on the crowd during the set stating:

“Take a look around you. This is human contact. We cannot be locked up anymore. We need to be together.”

Los Angeles ska punks The Interrupters opened the Texas show with an 8-song setlist. They performed a cover of Billie Eilish's "Bad Guy," as well as their popular singles "A Friend Like Me," "Take the Power Back" and their last song of the set "She's Kerosene."

Weezer hit the stage directly after, to Van Halen's "Jump," as the first headlining act of the night. They performed a 17-song setlist, with Rivers Cuomo sporting a freshly cut mullet and stache. The band covered Toto's "Africa" and live debuted a portion of "California Snow" from their 2019 self-titled album.

Fall Out Boy's performance was fire- literally. The pop-punk band incorporated a touch of impressive pyro throughout their 15-song set. They played "A Little Less Sixteen Candles, a Little More "Touch Me"" for the first time since 2016. See their setlist:

Lastly, Green Day took the stage with their opening track "American Idiot." The band continued their tradition of bringing a lucky crowd-surfing fan on stage during "Know Your Enemy." The band also covered Kiss' "Rock and Roll All Nite" and Operation Ivy's "Knowledge." Check out their first setlist from the tour's opening night:

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Last updated: 30 Jun 2022, 19:55 Etc/UTC