Tuesday, 4 July 2017


GREEN Day met with disappointed fans at their Glasgow hotel after their gig at Bellahouston Park was cancelled.

The band had spent the whole day holed up at the stylish Blythswood hotel in the city centre after their gig was cancelled at the eleventh hour with promoters blaming bad weather for making it too unsafe to hold the gig.
Just before they left by private jet from Glasgow airport, theshowbizlion.com captured all the action as Green Day bassist Mike Dirnt stepped out and told fans who'd been singing some of their biggest anthems outside the hotel: "I want to thank every one of you guys for coming out today. This is a bummer because it's always one of the best stops on our tour. You guys are the best singers in Europe.
In our exclusive video he was asked by the crowd of around a hundred revellers if other band members were coming out and he said: "Billie will eventually come out. He's not going to live there at the hotel forever. At the end of the day we're here cause we want to play."
Questioned when they were coming back he said: "If I knew. Let me book it real quick. I just knew it was a safety issue. That's all I know. Let's do a group picture."
The band had earlier hit out on Facebook after their gig was cancelled.
 The American Idiot singers wrote to fans online: “Glasgow, we are very sad to report our show today at Bellahouston Park has been cancelled.
“The local safety council, production crew, and concert organisers have deemed the stage unsafe for the fans and everyone involved.
“We are very distraught about this as we are in Glasgow now and were very much looking forward to this as one the highlights of our tour."
They added: “We’ve been playing in extreme weather conditions throughout this European tour, and the last thing we want to do is see a show cancelled.
“We love our Scottish fans and we don’t care if its raining f*****g sideways, although the safety of our fans and our crew is always our top priority.
“We love you Scotland, we love the city of Glasgow and it goes without saying that WE WILL BE BACK!”
Billie Joe Armstrong also recorded a video on Instagram saying: “Hello Glasgow kids, Scotland. This is a bummer — we really wanted to play.
“Right now I can actually hear people gathering out front of our hotel. I heard you singing Still Breathing, which was beautiful.”

Promoter PCL said of the cancelled gig: "Due to adverse weather conditions it is no longer safe for the bands to perform on stage and unfortunately today’s show will be cancelled. Tickets will be refunded.”
“Adverse weather conditions overnight and throughout the morning, during the bands’ scheduled load-in, led to issues on stage.
“A meeting between the on-site health and safety, event management, the artists’ representatives and promoters concluded it would be unsafe in the timescale to proceed with the event.”
Support bands Slaves, The Skids and Rancid were also due to play before Green Day took to the stage.
The drama has caused a whole load of controversy on and offline with many fans and workers being left out of pocket.
Extracts of this article have since appeared in the Daily Record
From Scotland with Love - theshowbizlion.com