Green Day Just Announced An Intimate, One-Off Show In Europe Next Week
Brace yourselves, people… Green Day have just announced a one-off gig in Madrid, Spain, for the end of this month.
The punk rock titans will be crossing the pond a week today to perform at the 2,500-capacity La Riviera, before they then take on MTV World Stage Seville on November 2. If either show is too late notice for you, part of the Seville performance will be aired the following day during the 2019 MTV EMAs, so you can still get your Green Day fix from the comfort of your own home.
The Madrid gig will be the first since the trio’s iHeartRadio performance in which frontman Billie Joe Armstrong called out President Donald Trump during the song American Idiot. Before that, they also played a brilliant secret show in Los Angeles with Fall Out Boy and Weezer at the Whisky-A-Go-Go. All before next year’s epic Hella Mega Tour, which excitement levels are ridiculously high for.
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Check out full details of the Madrid show below.
Surprise, Madrid!! We're playing a show at La Riviera on 30/10 before the @MTVEMA 😎 Limited tix available in the pr… https://t.co/eczN0mnCbg— Green Day (@GreenDay) Wed Oct 23 13:04:58 +0000 2019
Talking to Kerrang! about their new music recently, Billie Joe revealed that song names were a huge part of the creative process when it came to making their forthcoming album Father Of All… (full name: Father Of All Mother Fuckers); in fact, many of his lyrics were based on playful titles that he’d jotted down in the notes on his phone.
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“Song titles were really big on this one,” Billie Joe explained. “We have one song called The Art Of The Deal With The Devil – Trump wrote a book called The Art Of The Deal, back in the ’80s or something. It was just these titles that make you laugh. That kind of stuff would lead into lyrics. It’s like a puzzle, just trying to put it together.”
As for why the album is called Father Of All Mother Fuckers?
“Um…” the frontman pondered with a grin. “It’s just a badass title! I think it was Kerry King from Slayer – they have an album called God Hates Us All, and someone asked, ‘Do you really think God hates us all?’ And he goes, ‘I don’t know! It’s just a badass title!’ (Laughs) As soon as the title came up, I was like, ‘Oh man, this is good.’”
13 Paris, France, La Defense Arena,
14 Groningen, Netherlands, Stadspark
17 Antwerp, Belgium, Sportspaleis
21 Vienna, Austria, Ernst Happel Stadium
24 Glasgow, UK, Bellahouston Park
26 London, UK, London Stadium
27 Huddersfield, UK, The John Smith’s Stadium
29 Dublin, Ireland, RDS Arena
17 Seattle, WA, T-Mobile Park
21 San Francisco, CA, Oracle Park
24 San Diego, CA, Petco Park
25 Los Angeles, CA, Dodger Stadium
28 Commerce City, CO, DICK’s Sporting Goods Park
31 Arlington, TX, Globe Life Field
1 Houston, TX Minute Maid Park
5 Miami, FL Hard Rock Stadium
6 Jacksonville, FL TIAA Bank Field
8 Atlanta, GA SunTrust Park
11 Minneapolis, MN Target Field
13 Chicago, IL Wrigley Field
15 Pittsburgh, PA PNC Park
16 Hershey, PA Hersheypark Stadium
19 Detroit, MI Comerica Park
21 Washington, DC Nationals Park
22 New York, NY Citi Field
24 Toronto, ON Rogers Centre
27 Boston, MA Fenway Park
29 Philadelphia, PA Citizens Bank Park
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