Despite the album’s political leanings and Armstrong’s strong opposition to the Presidential candidate, he can’t bring himself to tackle him as a subject through song.
“There are no songs about Donald Trump on there [‘Revolution Radio’],” Armstrong told Q. ” I made sure of that, because he inspires me to do nothing. Trump has dragged politics into the gutter, like a WWE wrestling match.”
He added that Hilary Clinton has “the most progressive platform a Presidential candidate has ever had up to this point.”
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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.