Band won the Global Icon Award on the night
Speaking to NME in this week’s magazine, available nationwide now, Green Day frontman Armstrong compared billionaire TV personality-turned-Republican candidate Trump to Hitler, blaming his rise on “uneducated white working-class people” and revealing that some of his family members are Trump supporters.
Appearing at last night’s MTV EMAs in Rotterdam, the band performed their recent single ‘Bang Bang’, as well as 2004’s ‘American Idiot’, dedicating the latter track to Trump by changing the lyrics of “The subliminal mind fuck America” to “The subliminal mind Trump America”. Watch in the clip below.
The band won the Global Icon Award on the night, accepting the accolade from Idris Elba. Picking up the prize, Armstrong told the crowd: “I’ve got to say one thing, it’s really nice to be in Europe right now. Most of all it’s nice to be out of America, just for a second because of this horrendous election that’s going on right now”.
The pop-punk band released their twelfth studio album ‘Revolution Radio’ in October, their first record since 2012.
The band return to the UK to tour in early 2017, performing at Leeds First Direct Arena 5 February, Manchester Arena (6) and London O2 Arena (8) – and will headline British Summer Time Festival at Hyde Park in London on Saturday 1 July.