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Green Day Slammed For Playing Concert AFTER Aerialist Dies!

Jul. 8 2017, Published 5:42 p.m. ET

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Fans have rounded on Green Day for playing a concert in Spain just 25 minutes AFTER an aerialist plunged to his death.

Both the band and concert promoters were hammered on Twitter after the tragic death of escapist, Pedro Aunion Monroy, who fell 100 ft to his death at the Mad Cool Festival on Friday night.

Although concert-goers were obviously in shock after seeing his death when he was descending an illuminated box as it plunged to the ground the band still took to the stage.

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Fan Javier Erquiaga tweeted: 'Ashamed of you. An artist died just 20 meters from you and you still play. Worst band on the planet.'

British actor Adrian Randle wrote: 'I couldn't in good faith stay to watch Green Day perform after that. Thoughts go out to the family of the performer. '

Madrid mayoress Manuela Carmen tweeted after learning of Pedro's death: 'Pained to learn of the death of this acrobat while he was doing his job at Mad Cool.'

Green Day released a statement saying they did not know that the performer had died before they took to the stage.

Their website statement read: "We just got off stage at Mad Cool Festival to some disturbing news

"A very brave artist named Pedro lost his life here tonight in a tragic accident. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends."

Paramedics could be seen helping the man as he lay on the floor, but it was later confirmed he died as a result of his injuries.

Police consulted with festival organizers before allowing it to continue, the cause of the accident is being investigated.

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