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Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong Speaks Out About Acrobat's Death at Mad Cool Festival

Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong has released a statement following the death of an acrobat prior to their set at the 2017 Mad Cool Festival this weekend in Madrid, Spain.

Pedro Aunión Monroy sadly plunged to his death in front of concertgoers while doing an aerial stunt before the band hit the stage.

“We are so sad for Pedro and his family and we pray for them in this time of grief,” Billie wrote. “I can’t imagine how much suffering the friends and family are going through.”

“Many of you are wondering why we continued to play our show after the accident. Green Day did not hear about the accident until after our show was over,” he said. “We didn’t even know there was an acrobat performance at all. these festivals are huge. There are so many things happening at the same time it’s impossible to keep up with every performer/artist.”

“If we had known prior to our performance we most likely would not have played at all,” Billie said. “We are not heartless people. The safety and well being at any of our concerts absolutely comes first.”

“What happened to Pedro is unthinkable. Once again we are heartbroken for his friends and family. and we are also shocked and heartbroken for anyone that had to witness this tragedy,” he concluded.

Our thoughts go out to Pedro‘s family and friends right now.

Green Day Call Out Donald Trump In 'Troubled Times' Lyric Video!

In celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. day (January 16), Green Day have decided to honor the civil rights leader with the premiere of their lyric video for “Troubled Times“!

“Today we celebrate love and compassion more than ever,” the band – Billie Joe Armstrong, Tré Cool and Mike Dirnt – said in a statement.

The Manu Viqueira and David Rodriguez Simón-created visual features scenes from the Civil Rights Movement mixed in with images of an animated Donald Trump, wearing his signature “Make America Great Again” cap.

This isn’t the first time Green Day have made a political statement about Donald. Billie repeated the phrase “No Trump, no KKK, no fascist USA” while performing at the 2016 American Music Awards back in November.


Green Day – ‘Troubled Times’ (Official Lyric Video)

VIDEO: Green Day Makes Political Statement During AMAs 2016 Performance

Green Day made a political statement during their performance of “Bang Bang” at the 2016 American Music Awards held at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday (November 20) in Los Angeles.

The band – Mike Dirnt, Billie Joe Armstrong and Tré Cool – repeated the phrase “No Trump, no KKK, no fascist USA,” during the song.

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Green Day released their latest album Radio Revolution last month. Check out the AMAs performance below, complete with their political statement against President-elect Donald Trump.

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Kings of Leon, Green Day, & OneRepublic Hit MTV EMAs 2016

Kings of Leon get together on the red carpet while arriving at the 2016 MTV Europe Music Awards on Sunday (November 6) in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

The guys – Matthew, Nathan, Caleb, and Jared Followill – were joined at the event by OneRepublic, Green Day, and singer Bebe Rexha, all of whom are set to take the stage and perform.

“Had to say it when I just hit the @mtvema carpet. A.Y.F. = ALL YOUR FAULT. Coming top of 2017. Here we go,” Bebe tweeted.

20+ pictures inside of Kings of Leon, OneRepublic, and others at the MTV EMAsMore Here! »

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Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, & John Legend Performing at AMAs 2016!

Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, and John Legend join a star-studded list of performers who will be taking the stage at the 2016 American Music Awards!

Ariana and Nicki will duet on their single “Side to Side,” marking Ariana‘s fourth AMAs performance.

Also hitting the stage are The Weeknd, Fifth Harmony, The Chainsmokers with Halsey, Twenty One Pilots, Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga, Green Day, James Bay, and first-time AMAs performer Shawn Mendes!

The AMAs will be broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 20, at 8 PM EST on ABC.

Green Day Tops Billboard 200 Chart With 'Revolution Radio'

Green Day just landed their third No. 1 album!

The band – Billie Joe Armstrong, Tre Cool, and Mike Dirnt – released Revolution Radio and it debuted in the top spot on the Billboard 200 chart.

The record sold 95,000 equivalent album units in the week ending October 13, with 90,000 in traditional album sales.

The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week based on traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA).

Green Day‘s prior No. 1 albums were 2009′s 21st Century Breakdown and 2004′s American Idiot.

Green Day Announces 2017 Tour Dates for 'Revolution Radio'

Green Day is heading back on the road to support their new album Revolution Radio!

The band will be joined for the tour by Against Me!

The tour kicks off on March 1, 2017 in Phoenix, Ariz. and it will last for a little over a month. Presale tickets will go on sale for Idiot Nation members on Wednesday (October 12) at 9:00am local venue time.

The general public can pick up their tickets starting this Friday.

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