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Green Day To Receive “Global Icons” Award at MTV’s EMAs

A new album, Revolution Radio, isn't the only good news for Green Day this fall.

The group will receive a Global Icons honor at this year's MTV European Music Awards, taking place November 6 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, where the group will also be performing.

In a statement, MTV Europe noted that Green Day's "raw and exciting music resonates with all kinds of people, all over the world. It's amazing how much Green Day has done over the last two decades; they've sold millions of albums, put out 12 studio albums, won the EMA's Best Rock award three times, got inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame..."

Green Day will be touring Europe beginning January 10 in Italy, while a North American tour kicks off March 1 in Phoenix.


Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.