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Green Day rocks out against Trump during high-octane show at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center

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  • Mar 19
    Green Day rocks out against Trump during high-octane show at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center

    "F--k Donald Trump!"

    Those were the words Billie Joe Armstrong screamed into his microphone midway through Green Day's high-octane show Thursday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

    The sentiment summed up Armstrong's message of social equality and resistance that was a constant theme throughout the evening.

    As the band powered its way through a rocking set that spanned the group's 30-year career, it was obvious that Green Day had regained some of the bite that their music had focused on during the Bush Era. The set included five songs from Green Day's 2004 album, American Idiot, as well as a bunch of other politically-charged anthems.

    The mood of the evening certainly wasn't all political though. The majority of songs were fun rockers that allowed audience members to pump their fists and sing along to the songs they knew by heart.

    In fact, Armstrong pulled three lucky fans from the crowd to join the band on stage at different points throughout the set to demonstrate their chops on some of the band's most iconic tunes.

    One fan took over the lead vocals in the opening number, "Know Your Enemy," and a second concertgoer blew the crowd away by finishing "Longview" with such energy that Armstrong asked him if he was trying to steal his job.

    Full review at New York Daily News: HERE

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on March 19, 2017 - 10:55am

"F--k Donald Trump!"

Those were the words Billie Joe Armstrong screamed into his microphone midway through Green Day's high-octane show Thursday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

The sentiment summed up Armstrong's message of social equality and resistance that was a constant theme throughout the evening.

As the band powered its way through a rocking set that spanned the group's 30-year career, it was obvious that Green Day had regained some of the bite that their music had focused on during the Bush Era. The set included five songs from Green Day's 2004 album, American Idiot, as well as a bunch of other politically-charged anthems.

The mood of the evening certainly wasn't all political though. The majority of songs were fun rockers that allowed audience members to pump their fists and sing along to the songs they knew by heart.

In fact, Armstrong pulled three lucky fans from the crowd to join the band on stage at different points throughout the set to demonstrate their chops on some of the band's most iconic tunes.

One fan took over the lead vocals in the opening number, "Know Your Enemy," and a second concertgoer blew the crowd away by finishing "Longview" with such energy that Armstrong asked him if he was trying to steal his job.

Full review at New York Daily News: HERE

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