Billie Joe Armstrong Invites A 10-Year-Old Green Day Fan To Perform Live

Green Day recently met its audience at the Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival. During the show, Billie Joe Armstrong picked a 10-year-old fan among the audience to play with them live.

Outside Lands Music and Art Festival has been held annually in San Francisco, California, at Golden Gate Park since 2008. It is the most extensive independent music festival in the United States. Various prominent names from the music world perform at this celebration every year.

This year, the event was held between August 5 and 7, and many musicians from different genres took the stage. Green Day met the audience at this festival and paid tribute to its hometown during its performance on August 6. During the memorable night of the East Bay band, they also had a surprise guest, a 10-year-old fan invited to the stage by Armstrong.

While interacting with the audience, Armstrong said he was looking for someone to play with them live. 10-year-old Montgomery was among those who raised his hand and caught the rocker’s attention. As Green Day shared on its official Instagram, Armstrong immediately called him to the stage and gave him a guitar. They played a cover by the fellow punk rock band Operation Ivy’s 1989 hit ‘Knowledge.’

Green Day wrote on its IG caption:

“Green Day’s headlining set at Outside Lands over the weekend was a milestone for the beloved East Bay pop-punk trio. But the band’s first time performing at the San Francisco summer festival was also life-changing for another boy from across the Bay Bridge.

One of the most memorable moments from the three-day festival happened Saturday, August 6, when frontman Billie Joe Armstrong plucked a 10-year-old named Montgomery out of the crowd to join him onstage to play a cover of ‘Knowledge,’ the 1989 hit by fellow East Bay rockers Operation Ivy.”

The band will be on tour starting September 9, 2022, in Brazil at Rock in Rio and share the stage with Fall Out Boy. Later, they will perform with the special guest Billy Idol on September 11 in Argentina at Velez Sarsfield Stadium. Green Day will be on the road until the end of October for this tour.