HAMILTON — Inexperienced Day rocked the Gray Cup on Sunday with a robust four-song mini-set full with fireworks and viewers participation.
After the gamers left Tim Hortons Area with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers main the Montreal Alouettes 17-7 on the half, the stage was readied beneath the scoreboard within the north endzone.
“Are you able to hear me? That is Canada,” mentioned a voice from a darkened stage, with an F-Bomb thrown in for good measure.
Then the stage was lit and the band — singer-guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong, bassist Mike Dirnt and drummer Tre Cool plus two guitarists — opened with “The American Dream Is Killing Me,” the primary single from their upcoming January album “Saviors.”
On a cool night time, the 51-year-old Dirnt had naked arms exhibiting off loads of ink. Armstrong, additionally 51, wore a leopard-skin guitar strap.
Then it was a weight-reduction plan of previous hits with “Basket Case” and “Boulevard of Damaged Desires,” throughout which Armstrong took a telephone from a fan, holding it excessive to movie as he sang.
“Get your lights up now. Are you prepared,” Armstrong then yelled as followers across the stadium lit up their telephones.
After fireworks shot excessive at the hours of darkness, the band completed with “Vacation.”
Fashioned in 1986 in Berkeley, Calif., Inexperienced Day has offered greater than 75 million information worldwide and received 5 Grammys. The band was Inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Corridor of Fame in 2015.
The band performed membership dates in Milan and London earlier this month, together with a shock efficiency Nov. 9 at The Marquis, a London pub close to Covent Backyard and Trafalgar Sq..
The band has scheduled a stadium tour to kick off in Might in Spain. The tour, which celebrates the thirtieth anniversary of the album “Dookie” and twentieth anniversary of “American Fool,” brings Inexperienced Day to Toronto on Aug. 1 and Montreal on Aug. 3.
Simone Soman of Waterdown, Ont., sang “O Canada” previous to kickoff Sunday. The visually impaired singer made it to the semifinals on the second season of “Canada’s Received Expertise.”
Ottawa’s Jamie Effective, a four-time Juno nominee, entertained previous to kickoff.
The Gray Cup arrived minutes later, pushed onto the sector within the again seat of a Land Rover Defender, with two Mounties awaiting to gather it
Previous performers at Gray Cup have included Keith City, Shania Twain, Nickelback, Alessia Cara, Lenny Kravitz, Gordon Lightfoot, Justin Bieber, the Tragically Hip, Bryan Adams, Celine Dion, the Arkells, Nelly Furtado, the Guess Who and the Black Eyed Peas, amongst others.