Jane’s Addiction’s Perry Farrell On Green Day’s ‘Meteoric’ Rise

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Jane’s Addiction frontman Perry Farrell recently posted a tweet to touch upon Green Day’s rise in Lollapalooza folklore, describing it as ‘meteoric.’

Although Perry Farrell planned it as Jane’s Addiction’s farewell tour in 1991, Lollapalooza turned into an annual destination festival which the singer has been producing with William Morris Agency and C3 Presents. As it’s an important event for the rock music scene, as it brings together many global and local rock acts.

One of the bands that has stepped on Lollapalooza’s stage was Green Day, and they first performed at the festival in 1994. At that time, Green Day was relatively unknown in the scene, so they took the stage as the first band of the day. As a result, their audience wasn’t really big — in fact, they played in front of 50 people.

However,  their recent show at Lollapalooza had an audience far beyond that number. On July 31, the fourth and final day of the festival, Green Day played their classic hits from the album ‘American Idiot’ and invited a fan to the stage to perform with them, making the show the highlight of the festival.

In his recent tweet, Perry Farrell commented on Green Day’s Lollapalooza appearances. Farrell stated that the band’s rise in Lollapalooza folklore has been meteoric, as they performed in front of an audience of 50,000, a thousand times more people than their first show in 1994.

Perry Farrell’s tweet read:

“One of the great stories in Lolla folklore is Green Day. Their rise has been meteoric. They played for the first time in 1994 when The Smashing Pumpkins and Beastie Boys headlined. They were the first band of the day, playing before an audience of 50. That’s 5-0… (On this night, 50,000).

You can check out the tweet and watch Green Day’s full show at Lollapalooza 2022.