The 2016 MTV EMAs just got a little more punk
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees and three-time MTV EMA “Best Rock” winning band Green Day will rock the stage at Ahoy Rotterdam and receive the MTV Global Icon Award at the 2016 MTV EMAs LIVE on MTV and MTV LIVE HD on November 7 at 3am (WIB) and 4am (HK/MY/PH/SG).
In addition to being officially named a Global Icon, the award-winning band will be performing at the EMAs, too. Billie Joe Armstrong and company also are up for awards in two categories: Best Rock and Best Live.
Green Day has sold millions of records worldwide and released dozens of chart-topping singles over the last two decades. Revolution Radio, the band’s 12th studio album featuring hit single “Bang Bang,” was released in October to great critical and fan acclaim.
Watch the “Bang Bang” video below:
With an incredible body of work that reflects the complexities of the time in which it was created, the rock trio has taken their music into exciting new mediums over the years, including the creation of the musical American Idiot based on Green Day’s multi-platinum selling album by the same name and the 2016 film Ordinary World starring frontman Billie Joe and featuring an original song by the band.
“Green Day is without question, one of the world’s most influential rock bands. For over two decades, they’ve introduced new generations of fans from around the globe to their impassioned lyrics and raw musical power,” said Bruce Gillmer, Executive Vice President of Talent and Music Programming / Events, Viacom International Media Networks. “We’re incredibly proud to have Green Day as this year’s MTV EMA Global Icon Award honoree.”
As recipients of the MTV Global Icon award, Green Day joins a coveted list of some of the biggest names in music of all time, including Duran Duran (2015), Ozzy Osbourne (2014), Eminem (2013), Whitney Houston (2012), Queen (2011) and Bon Jovi (2010).
Kings of Leon to perform at the awards show
Rock superstars Kings of Leon will be taking to the streets of Rotterdam to headline a special MTV World Stage production at the Old Luxor Theater on November 5 before they perform at the awards show.
The Best Alternative nominated band is no stranger to the MTV EMAs. Kings of Leon have rocked EMA audiences twice before, most recently setting fire to the 2013 MTV EMA stage with their performance of “Beautiful War.”
Since their debut in 2003, the multi-platinum selling band Kings of Leon (Caleb (guitar/vocals), Nathan (drums), Jared (bass) and Matthew Followill (guitar)) have released six albums (Youth & Young Manhood (2003), Aha Shake Heartbreak (2004), Because of the Times (2007), Only by the Night (2008), Come Around Sundown (2010) and Mechanical Bull (2013)), sold over 18 million albums and over 24 million singles worldwide.
Joining Green Day and Kings of Leon at the star-studded 2016 MTV EMAs are additional performances by Bruno Mars, OneRepublic, Shawn Mendes, Martin Garrix, Afrojack , DNCE, Lukas Graham and Zara Larsson with appearances by G-Eazy, Charli XCX, Tinie Tempah, Idris Elba, Jaden Smith, Nina Dobrev, Deepika Padukone, Jourdan Dunn, Winnie Harlow and more.