Green Day Dedicate 'Boulevard of Broken Dreams' to Ghost Ship Victims During Oakland Show: Watch
Green Day shared a musical tribute to victims of the Oakland warehouse fire while the punk-rockers played the city’s Oracle Arena.
The Hall of Famers dedicated "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" to those who lost their lives in the Dec. 2 blaze which gutted the Ghost Ship, a converted warehouse, and took 36 lives.
Green Day formed in the East Bay 30 years ago and continue to have a strong connection with the area. “What happened last week at Ghost Ship…its shocking. This is all wrong, these are our people,” frontman Billie Joe Armstrong told the crowd on Saturday night (Dec. 10). “My heart just goes out to all the people that perished in that warehouse. These are people that are just here looking for themselves, just trying to have a moment where they could all just celebrate just being artists and being weird and having fun.”
Armstrong last week took to Instagram to recall his younger days living in similar conditions and offer his prayers for those who lost their lives in the deadly fire.
"This tragedy hits close to all of our hearts," he wrote. "Please do what you can to help heal this intense loss."