GLOBAL ROCK SUPERSTARS GREEN DAY SELECTED AS HEADLINER AND HONOREE OF THE UNITED NATIONS HUMAN RIGHTS-SUPPORTED "RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW MINI GLOBAL CLIMATE CONCERT" TO BE HELD AT THE FILLMORE IN SAN FRANCISCO ON APRIL 2, 2024

HISTORIC CLIMATE JUSTICE AWARENESS EVENT HOSTED BY UNITED NATIONS HUMAN RIGHTS AND THE RECORDING ACADEMY® AIMS TO CALL URGENT WORLD ATTENTION TO THE HUMAN RIGHTS IMPACTS OF THE ESCALATING CLIMATE CRISIS

SANTA MONICA, CA. (March 28, 2024) Right Here, Right Now Global Climate Alliance (Right Here, Right Now) is proud to announce Green Day has been selected as headliner and international honorees of the United Nations Human Rights-supported Mini Global Climate Concert to be held April 2 at The Fillmore in San Francisco, California. The event, which aims to combat the human rights crisis resulting from climate change, is being co-hosted by United Nations Human Rights, and the Recording Academy®, the world's leading music organization which also produces the GRAMMY Awards®.

The five-time GRAMMY® Award-winning global rock superstars are being recognized by Right Here, Right Now because of their long-standing commitment to social justice and environmental causes.

Formed in 1986 in Berkeley, CA, Green Day is one of the most popular and best-selling bands of all time with more than 75 million records sold worldwide and 10 billion cumulative audio/visual streams. On January 19, 2024, Green Day released their highly anticipated 14th studio album, Saviors, which debuted at No.1 on seven different Billboard charts and marked their fifth No.1 in the UK. On May 30, Green Day will kick off their massive global stadium tour – The Saviors Tour – where they'll play Dookie and American Idiot in their entirety, along with other Saviors cuts and fan favorites. The tour will conclude on September 28 at Petco Park in San Diego. Entertainment Weekly calls Green Day, "The most influential band of their generation," while Rolling Stone attests, "Green Day have inspired more young bands to start than any act this side of Kiss, and that doesn't seem to be changing."

The Right Here, Right Now Mini Global Climate Concert Series is bringing together some of the most popular stadium acts to perform at intimate concert venues around the globe, while shining a light on the human rights-based approaches and solutions to climate change and the suffering it causes. The concert on April 2 is proud to feature Green Day. Tickets for the intimate benefit concert will go on sale Friday, March 29 at 12 noon PST through Ticketmaster.

"We are pleased to recognize Green Day and excited for the incredible band to help us launch the international Right Here, Right Now Mini Global Climate Concert Series," states Volker Türk, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. "As world renowned artists and activists, Green Day continues to leverage its major influence and platform to bring awareness to the impact of climate change on the people and the environment. The United Nations was founded in San Francisco almost 80 years ago to safeguard human rights and dignity from crisis and tragedy. It is only fitting that we are back in San Francisco promoting human rights-based approaches and solutions to the climate crisis as co-hosts along with the Recording Academy."

David Clark, founder and CEO of Right Here, Right Now Global Climate Alliance, said, "It's a privilege and honor to have Green Day headline the Right Here, Right Now Mini Global Climate Concert in San Francisco. We selected the band, as Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, and Tré Cool have been at the forefront promoting social justice initiatives for decades. When iconic artists like Green Day leverage their global platform to promote climate justice, the world takes notice. In their new song Saviors, they mention they're 'the last of the rockers making a commotion,' which we're all grateful for.  I believe when you stand for something – you stand out, and they certainly do!"

Since launching in 2021 at the UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow (COP26), the Right Here, Right Now Global Climate Alliance has emerged as a leading multi-stakeholder partnership for climate justice, bringing together human rights experts, scientists, corporate leaders, NGOs, academics, advocates, and people around the globe in the fight for rights-based climate action. The Right Here, Right Now Global Climate Alliance driven by universities and youth has also garnered support from celebrities that include Leonardo DiCaprio, Quincy Jones, Celine Dion, Cher, Jeff Bridges, Camila Cabello, Ellen DeGeneres, Edward Norton, Annie Lennox, Cyndi Lauper, Pitbull, LL Cool J, Joss Stone, Kesha, and Jack Black, to name just a few.  In 2025, Right Here, Right Now Global Climate Summit will be hosted by the University of Oxford, the Global Academic Partner of Right Here, Right Now.

Proceeds from Right Here, Right Now Mini Global Climate Concerts will go to United Nations Human Rights climate justice initiatives and a dedicated Right Here, Right Now climate fund at MusiCares® to help musicians affected by climate change. MusiCares® is the leading music charity providing music professionals health and human services across a spectrum of needs.

"Music is one of humanity's greatest resources. It moves the world," said Harvey Mason jr., CEO of the Recording Academy. "Our organization exists to harness music's power to make a better world. We are proud to be co-hosting the Right Here, Right Now Mini Global Climate Concert with the United Nations Human Rights team and we are grateful for Green Day's longstanding dedication to promoting social justice."  

For more information visit: www.righthererightnow.global.

ABOUT UNITED NATIONS HUMAN RIGHTS

The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights ("United Nations Human Rights") is the leading United Nations entity on human rights with a unique mandate to promote and protect all human rights for all people. Under the leadership of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, with a staff of 1,971 working in 88 countries, it aims to make human rights a reality in the lives of people everywhere.  For more information visit: www.ohchr.org 

ABOUT THE RECORDING ACADEMY

The Recording Academy represents the voices of performers, songwriters, producers, engineers, and all music professionals. Dedicated to ensuring the recording arts remain a thriving part of our shared cultural heritage, the Academy honors music's history while investing in its future through the GRAMMY Museum, advocates on behalf of music creators, supports music people in times of need through MusiCares®, and celebrates artistic excellence through the GRAMMY Awards — music's only peer-recognized accolade and highest achievement. As the world's leading society of music professionals, we work year-round to foster a more inspiring world for creators.

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CONTACTS 

Recording Academy
Communications Department

communications@recordingacademy.com 

Rebekah Alperin
Storyboard Communications for
Right Here, Right Now Global Climate Alliance

reb@gostoryboard.com 

Green Day Contact
Luke Burland

COO 2B Entertainment
luke@2bentertainment.net
310.721.4443

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