Billie Joe Armstrong Called 10-Year-Old Green Day Fan Montgomery To Cover ‘Knowledge’
green Day invited a 10-year-old fan to take the stage and perform with the band during a concert at the festival Outside Lands. The group was the main attraction of the festival that takes place in San Francisco, United States, last Saturday, 6.
At one point in the show, the vocalist and frontman Billie Joe Armstrong singled out a young man in the crowd named Montgomerywhom the singer dubbed Montyand asked the fan to join the green Day for a special presentation.
“Do you really know how to play guitar?”, he asked. Armstrong for the little fan. “Alright boy – get your ass up here!” This Thursday, the 11th, the band shared a video of that moment on social media.
The excerpt shows Armstrong Helping Monty putting on a white guitar. The child, who wore a black and red outfit in the style American Idiotthen started playing a cover of “knowledge,” 1989 song by Operation Ivybefore walking down the catwalk towards the audience.
After the presentation of Montgomerythe lead singer of green Day told the fan he could keep the guitar – and told the audience to shout the child’s name. Then the band played the classic hit “basket case.” “We love Montgomery. Thanks for playing with us at [Outside Lands],” they wrote on social media.
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Green Day performs surprise concert at Chicago’s underground venue
After taking the stage at the Lollapaloozain Chicago, USA last weekend, the Greenday performed at a concert hall called Metro, a venue with a capacity for only 1100 people.
The band, with a 35-year career and a series of successful songs, sold out the house’s tickets in a few minutes and played tracks that had not been featured for a long time, such as “Church On Sunday” and “Warning.” (via Brooklyn Vegan)
“We’ll remember this forever” he said Billie Armstrong before the show.
Metro is a concert hall that opened in the 70s and is well known for opening the doors to the underground scene in Chicago. O Metallica performed at the venue at the beginning of his career, as well as The Smashing Pumpkins and Iggy Pop.
the show of green Day illustrated the beginning of the trio’s career, when they performed at 924 Gilman Street, a place frequented by punk rock bands and also destined for the underground scene in California.
Watch the presentation of green Day at Metro Club below: