Green Day brought a masked young fan on stage to play guitar during a recent concert on their Hella Mega Tour.
Last week on Friday (Aug. 13), an 11-year-old boy named Meyer joined the popular rock band to perform a cover of Operation Ivy’s “Knowledge” during Green Day’s Hershey Park Stadium concert.
“This is it, I need somebody that knows how to play three chords,” Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong told the capacity crowd as he looked for a fan to join him on stage to play guitar. “You got to know this one, this one and that one. So who knows how to play? I’m going to bring you up! This song is by a band called Operation Ivy.”
“Do you know how to play,” Armstrong asked the 11-year-old fan amid the performance before bringing him on stage. “You’re 11? How long have you been playing for? 6 years! Yeah? You got the gig kid, get your ass up here!”
Meyer then entered the stage and Armstrong pointed to a guitar at the end of the stage for him to play.
Following the 11-year-old’s showcase of his impressive guitar talents, Billie Joe asked him to go back to the crowd with his parents after gifting him the blue guitar that he played.
Watch the aforementioned video clip below.
The young fan’s dad shared his excitement in the comment on the fan-captured YouTube clip, “That’s my boy, Meyer!!!” before sharing that he has been practicing Green Day songs for many of hours throughout the pandemic as they’re one of his favorite bands.
Meyer’s dad continued to say, “He’s been practicing and jamming Green Day throughout the pandemic. Hours each day. They are his favorite, but he also loves to play Nirvana, Pumpkins, Foo, Blink and Rage Against The Machine. Proof positive that hard work and dedication to your passion, with a little luck sprinkled in, can make dreams come true. SO F—ING PROUD. Much gratitude to Billie Joe, Mike and Trey for being such gracious rock stars. Best show ever! Thank you, Hershey, PA!”
The Hella Mega Tour also features Fall Out Boy and Weezer alongside headliners Green Day. The tour runs through September, see a full list of the remaining tour dates below.
Thursday, Aug. 19: Pittsburgh, PNC Park
Friday, Aug. 20: Philadelphia, Citizen’s Bank Park
Monday, Aug. 23: Minneapolis, Target Field
Wednesday, Aug. 25: Denver, Dick’s Sporting Goods Park
Friday, Aug. 27: San Francisco, Oracle Park
Sunday, Aug. 29: San Diego, Petco Park
Wednesday, Sept. 1: Milwaukee, Summerfest (* new show)
Friday, Sept. 3: Los Angeles, Dodger Stadium
Monday, Sept. 6: Seattle, T-Mobile Park