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    Green Day set new gig attendance record at London's Emirates Stadium
    June 06, 2013

    The massive north London venue sells out all 60,000 tickets for the first time

    Green Day have set a new gig attendance record at London's Emirates Stadium.

    The band took to the stage at the north London enormodome on Saturday night (June 1) to play a hit-packed set which also featured audience antics, bizarre costumes and Billie Joe Armstrong firing a huge toilet paper gun into the crowd.

    Now it's been revealed that the venue sold out all 60,000 tickets for the first time. Other acts including Coldplay and Bruce Springsteen have played sell-out shows at the Emirates Stadium in the past but their attendance figures were lower due to different staging and seating configurations.

    Green Day are currently on tour in Europe but will return to the UK in August to headline the Reading and Leeds festivals on August 23 and 24. They last performed at Reading last year (2012) when they delighted fans by playing a secret set on the NME/Radio 1 stage on Saturday morning.

    Green Day made their live comeback at South By Southwest in March (2013). They had been previously cancelled a series of live dates scheduled for the end of 2012 and start of 2013 following Armstrong's onstage breakdown in September 2012 and subsequent stint in rehab.

    Full article at NME: HERE

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on June 06, 2013

The massive north London venue sells out all 60,000 tickets for the first time

Green Day have set a new gig attendance record at London's Emirates Stadium.

The band took to the stage at the north London enormodome on Saturday night (June 1) to play a hit-packed set which also featured audience antics, bizarre costumes and Billie Joe Armstrong firing a huge toilet paper gun into the crowd.

Now it's been revealed that the venue sold out all 60,000 tickets for the first time. Other acts including Coldplay and Bruce Springsteen have played sell-out shows at the Emirates Stadium in the past but their attendance figures were lower due to different staging and seating configurations.

Green Day are currently on tour in Europe but will return to the UK in August to headline the Reading and Leeds festivals on August 23 and 24. They last performed at Reading last year (2012) when they delighted fans by playing a secret set on the NME/Radio 1 stage on Saturday morning.

Green Day made their live comeback at South By Southwest in March (2013). They had been previously cancelled a series of live dates scheduled for the end of 2012 and start of 2013 following Armstrong's onstage breakdown in September 2012 and subsequent stint in rehab.

Full article at NME: HERE

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Freiheit89's picture

 I can remember very well that Billie during the concert was firing a huge toilet paper gun into the crowd... I wasn't  exactly in London. I was in Trieste and... that was the funniest part of the concert, I think...  I was dying for laughing... What can I say about it? It was really ... ehm... useful for our "day-to-day BIG BUSINESS"! Ahahah! LOL  Billie, Mike and Tre are really good for a concert: good sound, good music, good animation and.. everything! I was really surprised!  =) I hope in a new concert as soon as possible again in Trieste or near ;D (sorry for my english: if I made any mistakes.. please correct me!)

Peyton Sawyer's picture

So happy and proud I was part of these 60,000people!

freyfrey's picture

WOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ENGLAND ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!