Billie Joe Armstrong says that they had no clue concerning the horrific incident on the Spanish music pageant, ‘We aren’t heartless individuals.’
Green Day broke their silence after they have been hit with criticism for performing on the Mad Cool music pageant in Madrid, Spain after an acrobat died earlier than their set. The frontman, Billie Joe Armstrong, defended their choice to take the stage, insisting that they did not know concerning the incident till after their efficiency.
“Final night time on the Mad Cool pageant in Spain there was a horrific accident,” the rocker stated. “An acrobat by the identify of Pedro was killed throughout his efficiency earlier than Inexperienced Day performed our present. We’re so unhappy for Pedro and his household and we pray for them on this time of grief. I can not think about how a lot struggling the family and friends are going by means of.”
“Lots of you’re questioning why we continued to play our present after the accident. Inexperienced Day didn’t hear concerning the accident till after our present was over. We did not even know there was an acrobat efficiency in any respect. these festivals are large. There are such a lot of issues occurring on the similar time it is unimaginable to maintain up with each performer/artist..”
“We have been in a again stage compound a few half mile away from the primary pageant stage. We have been warming up able to go at eleven:25 pm. quarter-hour prior our tour administration was informed by native authorities to attend to go on stage as a result of there was some type of safety problem.”
“Safety points are a traditional prevalence and process at any present.. we have been NOT advised why which can also be regular. we waited as we have been instructed. Nonetheless, We had no clue there was any such accident. We got the okay. The band jumped into vans and drove to the primary pageant stage.”
“This was to be the final present of our European tour and we have been all so excited to play our hearts out one final time. We have been on stage at round midnight and performed round two and a half hours. Every little thing appeared regular. the gang and followers had fun. We received off stage and drove again to our artist compound. It was there once we have been advised the surprising information about Pedro. All of us have been in disbelief.”
He went on, “I do not know why the authorities selected to not inform us concerning the accident earlier than our live performance. All we all know is what was stated after our live performance. This has by no means occurred within the 30 years Inexperienced Day have been performing reside.”
“If we had recognized previous to our efficiency we more than likely wouldn’t have performed in any respect,” the vocalist added. “We aren’t heartless individuals. The security and properly being at any of our live shows completely comes first. What occurred to Pedro is unthinkable. As soon as once more we’re heartbroken for his family and friends. We’re additionally shocked and heartbroken for anybody that needed to witness this tragedy.”
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