Green Day cancel tonight’s gig at Bellahouston Park – read statement from band

Pop-punk legends Green Day have cancelled tonight’s show at Glasgow’s Bellahouston Park.

The US rockers were set to hit the stage later this evening, but have called it off.

Promoters have blamed rainy weather conditions, but it’s been reported that sound engineers were suffering technical difficulties at the venue.

The band, who were expected to play a number of songs from their latest album Revolution Radio, as well as some of their biggest hits including American Idiot, Minority, Basketcase and Boulevard of Broken Dreams, haven’t played live in Scotland for seven years.

They were to be joined on the bill by Rancid, Slaves and Scottish punk band The Skids.

The last-minute cancellation has left fans furious, as the news emerged just minutes before gates were due to open.

Organisers PCL Presents tweeted: “We are sorry to inform you that 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 from point of purchase within ten working days.”

The band have released a statement following the news, which reads: “Glasgow, we are very sad to report that our show today at Bellahouston Park has been cancelled. The local Safety Council, production crew, and concert organizers 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 show as one of the highlights of our tour. We have 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 it’s raining fucking 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!”

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