Tuesday, 14 August, 2018

Green Day's 'American Idiot' climbs British charts ahead of Donald Trump visit

RTR29PN3 Green Day's 'American Idiot' climbs UK charts ahead of Trump visit | TheHill
Lora Ball | 11 July, 2018, 01:15

The campaign was originally launched back in April, when Trump's visit was officially confirmed to be going ahead.

President Donald Trump loved seeing American Idiot, the Green Day Broadway musical, on its opening night in 2010, calling it "an fantastic theatrical experience!" on Twitter. While American Idiot has crept up to number one on the UK Amazon sales chart and cracked the iTunes Top 10, the 1996 England anthem is now expected to hold it from the official top spot. Keep sharing to others what we are all doing!

A Facebook group promoting the social media campaign has more than 20,000 followers and has been calling on said followers to download "American Idiot" between July 6 and July 12. Tim Kaine on Friday regarding reports that Trump had planned to gift North Korean leader Kim Jong-un with a CD featuring Elton John's "Rocket Man", a nod to Trump's nickname for the Supreme Leader.

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But when Trump arrives in the United Kingdom this week for meetings with Prime Minister Theresa May and the queen, among others, the president may have a different view of the Green Day anti-establishment anthem.

The president is scheduled to stay in London on the night of his arrival but will spend the rest of his trip outside of the capital. They dubbed the campaign "Make American Idiot Great Again".

Billy Joe Armstrong of Green Day (C) and the cast of "American Idiot" sing "21 Guns" at the 52nd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles January 31, 2010. It's also been popping in and out of the Top 10 and 20 on iTunes' singles chart for the past few days.

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