It'd been a fairly quiet start to the year for me so far, but when Green Day's 'Revolution Radio' tour opened in Leeds I was keen to get back down the front.
Green Day are always great value to shoot. Always well lit, hugely expressive and very animated. I'd had the fortune of shooting them twice before (Old Trafford and Leeds Festival) and both occasions provided plenty of opportunities: in particular, crowd members joining Billy-Joe on stage for a sing-song, before being flung back into the crowd.
On this occasion the shooting position was slightly more restricted - we had to pick one side of the stage and stick to it. Normally this would prove quite inhibiting, but given the animated nature of the band this wasn't going to be an issue. I opted for Mike's side of the stage, which paid dividends when Billie ventured down the runway with a young girl that he'd picked from the crowd for the aforementioned 'sing and fling'.
Was great to be back out shooting shows after a month off, and thankfully I wasn't as rusty as I was expecting.
Head over to Gigwise to check out a gallery from the show