Amazon’s live music show following the NFL’s Thursday Night Football broadcast signed yet another major act to perform live for fans in Los Angeles. The streaming giant announced that five-time Grammy Award-winning rock band Green Day will headline the Oct. 26 episode of Amazon Music Live, a livestreamed concert series that airs after the football game and can be watched on Prime Video and Twitch.
Green Day became one of the biggest acts in music three decades ago when they released Dookie, a diamond-certified influential punk album released three decades ago. The band is celebrating the album’s 30th anniversary with a deluxe edition box set and a performance on Amazon Music Live “that will draw from their extensive catalog and includes new surprises,” according to the release. Green Day joins what has already been a stellar second season for Amazon Music Live that has featured Ed Sheeran, Feid, Lil Durk and Metro Boomin. Other artists who have joined the program as surprise guests on stage include Trippie Redd, Machine Gun Kelly, Post Malone, Nav, and Offset.
Last year’s first season of Amazon Music Live was a hit for the streaming service with millions of fans tuning in to watch artists such as Megan Thee Stallion, Lil Baby, A$AP Rocky, 21 Savage, Anitta and Anuel AA on stage in front of a live audience.
Amazon Music Live is broadcast live from L.A. at 9 p.m. PDT each Thursday and is hosted by Grammy-winning rapper 2 Chainz. The program was designed to feature artists who wanted to play new music and not only share it in front of a live audience but with millions of fans across the world watching on Prime Video and Amazon Music Live’s channel on Twitch, a popular streaming platform for creatives, especially those in the video game world. Viewers can also tune into the preshow broadcast that features interviews and special guests at 8 p.m. hosted by entertainment journalist and podcaster Gia Peppers, NBA personality Christian Crosby and pop culture host Natasha Alexis Martinez.
Hip-hop star Latto, who has garnered more than 32 monthly listeners on Spotify, will close the regular season of Amazon Music Live on Nov. 2, and Mexican star Peso Pluma will take the stage this Thursday.
Green Day, booked by Creative Artists Agency in North America and managed by Crush Music, is one of the most successful rock bands of the 21st century, grossing more than $200 million off of 371 headline shows reported to the Pollstar Boxoffice since June 2000. Their “Hella Mega Tour” with Fallout Boy and Weezer was one of the biggest global stadium tours coming out of the pandemic in 2021 and ultimately grossed nearly $100 million. Most recently, the band that proudly hails from Northern California played a sold-out show at Hard Rock Live Hollywood in Florida on Sept. 22, 2022, that grossed $1.2 million and moved 6,709 tickets.