'No racism in this fucking room'
Green Day‘s Billie Joe Armstrong attacked Donald Trump at a recent gig, launching a rant against the Republican candidate and slamming him as a ‘white supremacist’.
The band’s ‘Revolution Radio’ tour rolled into New Jersey’s Starland Ballroom on Wednesday 28 September when he took a pop at who he sarcastically called ‘New York’s finest’ during the hit single from ‘American Idiot’.
“You guys been watching the news lately?,” he asked the crowd. “What do you think of our candidates for the presidency of the United States of America? What do you think of ‘New York’s finest,’ Mr. Donald Trump?”
He continued: “No racism, no racism, no racism in this fucking room, I’ll tell you that right now. There is no white supremacy in this fucking room right now. We are coming together, tonight here in New Jersey, to call bullshit on all the fucking politicians.”
He then changed the track’s lyrics from “Pulverize the Eiffel Tower” to “Pulverize the Trump Towers.”
This week saw Bruce Springsteen hail Green Day as one of his favourite bands, hailing them as ‘thoughtful and intense’.
They release their new album ‘Revolution Radio’ on 7 October. The band return to the UK to tour in early 2017, performing at Leeds First Direct Arena (February 5), Manchester Arena (6) and London O2 Arena (8).