Green Day: Bon Jovi Are 'The Worst Band' We've Toured With

Billie Joe Armstrong recounts having "no fun" with 80s rockers.

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In an interview with Kerrang magazine, Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong has claimed that Bon Jovi are the "worst band" that his group has ever toured with. According to NME, the singer stated that he was unimpressed with the band and that the writers of "Livin' On A Prayer" were "no fun" to be on the road with. Armstrong stated that the best band he has ever shared a stage with is The Hives:

"The best [band we've shared a stage with] is probably The Hives, they're a great live band. [As for the worst] Oh boy, I have to go with Bon Jovi."

Green Day, who are set to release three new albums between now and January of next year, have recently announced a mammoth U.S. and Canadian tour, the dates of which are as follows:

11/26 - Seattle - Paramount Theater 11/27 - Kennewick - Toyota Center 11/29 - Salem Armory - Auditorium 12/01 - Sacramento - Memorial Auditorium 12/02 - Reno Grand Sierra - Resort Grand Theatre 12/04 - Santa Cruz - Civic Auditorium 12/10 - Tempe - Marquee Theatre 01/07 - Green Bay - Resch Arena 01/08 - Rosemont - Allstate Arena 01/10 - Wilkes-Barre - Mohegan Sun Arena 01/11 - Penn State College, PA - Bryce Jordan Center 01/13 - Rochester Blue Cross Arena 01/14 - Pittsburgh - Consol Energy Center 01/16 - Brooklyn - Barclays Center 01/18 - Manchester - Verizon Wireless Arena 01/19 - Uncasville - Mohegan Sun Arena 01/21 - Fairfax - Patriot Center 01/22 - Philadelphia - Liacourias Center 01/24 - Providence - Dunkin Donuts Center 01/25 - Portland - Cumberland Civic Center 01/27 - Quebec City - Colisee Pepsi Arena 01/29 - Toronto - Air Canada Centre 01/30 - Cleveland - Wolstein Center 02/01 - Moline - Wireless Center 02/02 - Madison - Alliant Energy Center 02/04 - Omaha - CenturyLink Arena 02/06 - Broomfield - 1STBANK Center 02/08 - Las Vegas - MGM Grand Garden Arena

Billie Joe might not have enjoyed his touring experience with Bon Jovi, but it obviously wasn't as painful as playing in a Bon Jovi tribute act. Back in 2011, Badass Digest found this video of a Bon Jovi tribute band's guitarist rather spectacularly losing it on stage:

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    it has gotten out of hand. We all throw slam in our headlines hoping for the damn medal. it rarely works.
    After this statement, the BJ fans got so pissed off that now Billie Joe is Wanted Dead or Alive.
    Veronique Vega
    The only person other than Jon Bon Jovi that should be allowed to sing You Give Love a Bad Name is Barney Stinson. It would be legen....wait for it.... DARY!
    They may be a Bon Jovi tribute band but that guitarist did a great Nigel Tufnel impersonation.
    Not a super huge fan of Bon Jovi, but Dry County is a fantastic song with one of my favorite guitar solos ever. Just saying.
    Bon Jovi is bad anyway you'd look at it. Unless you're a 16 year old karaoke chick, then Bon Jovi is the greatest thing ever invented.
    wow how rude you know what I like most about Bon Jovi they are classy unlike these idiots I guess american idiots should be the name we call these guys.Bonjovi has more talent then these guys will ever have I guess maybe we should look for green day 25 years from now and see if anyone even remembers who they are. grow up boys and get some class.
    Green Day was thoroughly boring live. But I don't really like Bon Jovi either. I vote for Billie vs. Jon bare knuckled deathmatch to settle this
    American Idiot was an awesome album but they're so boring right now. Same as These Days or Crush by BonJovi...after Crush Jon's band ended...with creativity. BonJovi+Greenday=Spaghetti
    Yeah, Bon Jovi is really lame....Other than "Dead or alive" they suck...I have seen Green Day and they are very entertaining live... even if you aren't that into them.