By: Mike Bober
Green Day has definitely experienced some ups and downs this year, and through it all, they have still reminded us what’s most important to them: the fans.
According to NME, after the life of 17-year-old Green Day fan Kaelem Hainsworth was taken in Dublin, his family and friends launched an online campaign in an attempt to get the group to send a special video message to play at his funeral, which takes place tomorrow (November 22nd).
Bassist Mike Dirnt put up a message on the rock trio’s official website that read:
“It is with great sadness that I have to inform you that Kaelem Hainsworth, a Green Day fan in Dublin passed away suddenly at the young age of 17, and we want to send our deepest condolences to Kaelem's family and friends. His funeral is this Thursday, which falls on Thanksgiving in the United States, and hearing sad news around the holidays always makes it more upsetting. Kaelem you will forever be missed.”
The comments section is filled with friends and family members expressing their gratitude, how much he loved the band, and the underlying hope that the group will send them a video to play at his funeral service.
Video or no video, it is still nice to see that Green Day appreciates all of their fans.
The group released the second installment of their album trilogy ¡Uno! ¡Dos! ¡Tré! this month, and though they've canceled all upcoming appearances in the wake of Billy Joe Armstrong entering rehab, that doesn't mean you can't get your Green Day fix.
Reprise Records announced on November 21st that highlights from the band's documentary, which chronicles the making of ¡Uno! ¡Dos! ¡Tré!, as well as select live performances, will be premiere on VH1 beginning on November 28th, as well as on MTV2 and Palladia on November 30th.
For the full ist of air dates/times for ¡Quatro!, head to the band's official website, and read more on the group's tribute to Kaelem Hainsworth at NME.com.