Green Day brought a 10-year-old super fan on stage to perform with them during their recent headlining set at California’s Outside Lands festival.
The rock trio headlined the three-day event, delivering a setlist that spanned their entire career on the Lands End main stage. During the set, frontman Billie Joe Armstrong pointed out a young fan in the crowd named Montgomery and asked him to join Green Day for a special performance.
“Do you really know how to play?” Armstrong asked. “Okay, kid – get your ass back here!”
This morning (August 11), the band shared images of the moment on social media. The clip sees Armstrong pull Montgomery onto the stage before handing him a white guitar. In another video shot by a fan, Montgomery gave an enthusiastic thumbs up to the crowd.
Montgomery then began scratching a cover of Operation Ivy’s 1989 track “Knowledge” before descending the track to the audience.
After the special performance, Armstrong told the young fan that he could keep the guitar he played on stage before he started singing the name “Monty.” The trio then went through their setlist performing their 1994 track “Basket Case.” Watch Monty’s performance below.
Last month, Green Day played an intimate warm-up show in Chicago ahead of their headlining show at Lollapalooza 2022. They took the stage in the city’s 1,100-capacity subway venue, playing a setlist full of old and rare material.
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