Monday, March 30, 2020

Green Day: Billie Joe Armstrong performs Boulevard Of Broken Dreams on coronavirus relief concert broadcast

Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong performed a stripped-down acoustic version of the “American Idiot” smash, “Boulevard Of Broken Dreams”, from his home during a coronavirus relief concert broadcast Sunday evening on Fox-TV.

Hosted by Elton John, the iHeart Living Room Concert For America featured a number of artists delivering unique versions of their hits during the hour-long special, which was designed to entertain and inform the public with information regarding safety during the pandemic while raising funds for Feeding America and the First Responders Children’s Foundation.

“I hope everybody’s happy and healthy,” said Armstrong off the top. “I just wanted to say it’s an honor to be playing for everybody right now.”

The second single issued from “American Idiot”, “Boulevard Of Broken Dreams” was a top 10 hit in several countries – including a US No. 2 – on its way to worldwide sales of more than 5 million copies.

Other performers during the hour-long special included Dave Grohl, Billie Eilish, Alicia Keys and Sam Smith.

Green Day are currently scheduled to return to the road in late May in support of their latest album, “Father Of All”, ahead of a planned European trek with Weezer and Fall Out Boy that is set to begin June 13 in Paris, France.

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