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Green Day Stuns At CFL Championship Grey Cup Halftime Show

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[Photo by: Emmie America]

This weekend, Green Day played the greatest halftime show of the year, and no, it wasn’t at an American football game. The “Basket Case” artists headed to Hamilton, Ontario to play during the Canadian Football League (CFL) championship game, otherwise known as the Grey Cup.

As the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Montreal Alouettes took a quick break from the game, Green Day took to the stage to play hits new and old for the football fans. They kicked off their four-song set with new single “The American Dream Is Killing Me,” followed by “Basket Case,” “Boulevard Of Broken Dreams,” and the political classic “Holiday.” Check out the full live set below.

During their closing song, Billie Joe Armstrong even added a lyric just for the Canadians in the audience. “The representative from Hamilton now has the floor,” he said before launching into the “Holiday” breakdown.

If you’re curious about how the game turned out after Green Day‘s set, the Montreal Alouettes pulled off a 28-24 win with just mere seconds left on the clock.

For those who are eager to see Green Day live, your chance is coming soon. Following the release of their forthcoming album Saviors, due out January 19th, 2024, the band will head out on a major tour. It will kick off on May 30 overseas with support from Nothing But ThievesThe HivesDonotsThe Interrupters, and Maid Of Ace. As the iconic trio make their way back to North America, The Smashing PumpkinsRancid, and The Linda Lindas will join as support. 

Check out Green Day’s Saviors Tour schedule below, and be sure to grab your tickets here.

Tour Dates:

  • May 30—Monte do Gozo, Spain @ O Son do Camino*
  • June 1—Madrid, Spain @ Road to Rio Babel*
  • June 5—Lyon, Decines @ LDLC Arena#
  • June 7—Nurnberg, Germany @ Rock im Park*
  • June 8—Nurburgring, Germany @ Rock am Ring*
  • June 10—Berlin, Germany @ Waldbühne – with Donots
  • June 11—Hamburg, Germany @ Trabrennbahn Bahrenfeld$
  • June 15—Interlaken, Switzerland @ Greenfield Festival*
  • June 16—Milan, Italy @ I Days – Hippodrome La Maura*
  • June 18—Pari, France @Accor Arena#
  • June 19—Arnhem, Netherlands @ GelreDome%
  • June 21—Manchester, UK @ Emirates Old Trafford^
  • June 23—Isle of Wight, UK @ Isle of Wight Festival*
  • June 25—Glasgow, UK @ Bellahouston Park^
  • June 27—Dublin, Ireland @ Marlay Park^
  • June 29—London, UK @ Wembley Stadium^
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  • July 29—Washington, DC @ Nationals Park 
  • Aug. 1—Toronto, ON @ Rogers Centre 
  • Aug. 3—Montreal, QC @ Osheaga Music and Arts Festival* 
  • Aug. 5—New York, NY @ Citi Field
  • Aug. 7—Boston, MA @ Fenway Park
  • Aug. 9—Philadelphia, PA @ Citizens Bank Park
  • Aug. 10—Hershey, PA @ Hersheypark Stadium 
  • Aug. 13—Chicago, IL @ Wrigley Field 
  • Aug. 15—St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre !
  • Aug. 17—Minneapolis, MN @ Target Field 
  • Aug. 20—Kansas City, KS @ Azura Amphitheatre !
  • Aug. 22—Cincinnati, OH @ Great American Ballpark 
  • Aug. 24—Milwaukee, WI @– American Family Field 
  • Aug. 26—Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion !
  • Aug. 28—Atlanta, GA @ Truist Park
  • Aug. 30—Nashville, TN @ Geodis Park 
  • Sept. 1—Pittsburgh, PA @ PNC Park
  • Sept. 4—Detroit, MI @ Comerica Park
  • Sept. 7—Denver, CO @ Coors Field
  • Sept. 10—Austin, TX @ Germania Insurance Amphitheater !
  • Sept. 11—Arlington, TX @ Globe Life Field   
  • Sept. 14—Los Angeles, CA @ SoFi Stadium 
  • Sept. 18—Phoenix, AZ @ Chase Field
  • Sept. 20—San Francisco, CA @ Oracle Park 
  • Sept. 23—Seattle, WA @ T-Mobile Park
  • Sept. 25—Portland, OR @ Providence Park
  • Sept. 28—San Diego, CA @ Petco Park

* Festival Date
# With support from The Interrupters
$  With support from Donots
% With support from The Hives and The Interrupters
^ With support from Nothing But Thieves and Maid of Ace
! With support from Rancid and The Linda Lindas only

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