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Singer Billie Joe Armstrong had previously said ‘Revolution Radio’ was inspired by their anger at the state of America, and that the rise of Donald Trump since it was completed scared them.
Armstrong told Kerrang! in August:” “The worst problem I see about Trump is who his followers are. “I actually feel bad for them, because they’re poor, working-class people who can’t get a leg up. They’re pissed off and he’s preyed on their anger. He just said: ‘You have no options and I’m the only one, and I’m going to take care of it myself.’ I mean, that’s fucking Hitler, man.”
Armstrong had also said that the Black Lives Matter movement had inspired the trio for their first album since the ‘Uno!’, ‘Dos!’, ‘Tre!’ trilogy in 2012, since when Armstrong has been rehab, which also inspired songs on ‘Revolution Radio’.
Meanwhile, Green Day are set for a huge London gig in summer 2017, having been announced to headline Barclaycard’s British Summer Time in Hyde Park.
“London in the summer, us and tens of thousands of fans having the biggest party in one of the world’s most legendary venues,” said Armstrong. “We have the best year to look forward to and this has just made it extra special.”
Green Day will headline British Summer Time Festival at Hyde Park in London on Saturday July 1. A full line-up of support acts is yet to be announced. Tickets are on general sale from 9am today (October 7).