Green Day Defends Performance After Acrobat’s Death

Green Day was taking some heat for performing a show in Madrid only moments after an acrobat died while performing between sets.  Turns out, the band went on with the show because they say…they weren’t even aware what happened.  Billie Joe Armstrong released an official statement on the band’s website today, saying in part:

“Many of you are wondering why we continued to play our show after the accident. Green Day did not hear about the accident until after our show was over. We didn’t even know there was an acrobat performance at all.”

Promoters of the Mad Cool Festival decided to go on with the show, reportedly citing “security reasons.”  Read more here from Rolling Stone.  — [eric]

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