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Formula 1 Aramco United States Grand Prix Announces Concert Performances by Green Day and Ed Sheeran

Posted on March 29, 2022

Written by COTA Team

AUSTIN, TX (March 29, 2022) - Circuit of The Americas (COTA) announced today that North America’s Premier Sports and Entertainment Festival, the FORMULA 1 ARAMCO UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX weekend, will welcome two world-renowned musical acts to the Germania Insurance Super Stage. On race weekend Friday night, October 21, five-time GRAMMY® award-winning punk rock band, Green Day, will take COTA’s Germania Insurance Super Stage to kick off the festival’s 20+ band lineup. On Saturday, October 22, four-time GRAMMY® Award-winning singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran will perform at Circuit of The Americas.

“These superstar performers are for the fans, as the tickets are already almost sold out. We want the United States Grand Prix to be the greatest sports and entertainment event, along with the best ticket value, in the world,” says Bobby Epstein, COTA Chairman. “With 20 other bands, these headliners round out a spectacular weekend festival of racing, music, camping and fun.”

Limited Single Day Ticket Availability: With full weekend festival reserved seat and general admission ticket options for this year’s event already sold out due to an extraordinary demand, COTA will release a limited amount of Formula 1 U.S. Grand Prix Friday and Saturday Single Day General Admission tickets on Wednesday, March 30th at 10:00 AM at http://circuitoftheamericas.com/f1/tickets.

Friday General Admission tickets ($59) and Saturday General Admission tickets ($129) will be available for purchase. All COTA-purchased reserved seat and general admission tickets include access to the Germania Insurance Super Stage Festival Lawn for the concert. Fans with hospitality or club packages should check with their respective service provider to determine concert access, if any. 

Green Day, one of the world’s best-selling bands of all time, will perform their chart-topping hits from the past 30+ years including “Basket Case,” “American Idiot,” and “Boulevard of Broken Dreams.” The band has more than 70 million records sold worldwide and 10 billion cumulative audio/visual streams. Their 1994 breakout album Dookie, which sold over 10 million and achieved diamond status, is widely credited with popularizing and reviving mainstream interest in punk rock, catapulting a career-long run of #1 hit singles. 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.” After debuting their GRAMMY® Award-winning (Best Rock Album) album American Idiot in 2004, a stage adaptation of American Idiot debuted on Broadway to critical and commercial acclaim in 2010. Released last year, Green Day’s thirteenth studio album Father Of All... (Reprise/Warner Records) debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Album Sales Chart and #1 in both the U.K. and Australia. Pitchfork declared, “Green Day’s most fetching and youthful songs in ages. The trio sounds reinvigorated, more like hungry newcomers staking their claim.” 

Ed Sheeran is an era-defining artist who has sold over 45 million albums and 150 million singles across the world. Through his fusion of thought-provoking songwriting, universal pop and multi-genre influence, his rich tapestry is not only perfectly suited to his audience but it’s something that transcends generations. With five consecutive UK No.1 albums to his name – ‘+’ (2011), ‘x’ (2014), ‘÷’ (2017) and ‘No.6 Collaborations Project’ (2019) and ‘=’ (2021)– the Suffolk-raised recording artist has resonated with fans across the world through his peerless songcraft and versatility. Sheeran continues to reaffirm his status as one of the most in-demand pop stars on the planet. His latest LP has seen him take home 2 x EMA’s for ‘Best Artist’ and ‘Best Song’; an American Music Award for ‘Favorite Male Pop Artist’; British GQ’s ‘Solo Artist of the Year’; 4 x Los40 Awards; a BRIT Award for ‘Songwriter of the Year’ alongside a nomination for ‘Song of the Year’ at the 2022 GRAMMY’s. Most recently, Ed scored another feat with the Official Chart Company after becoming the first British Solo Artist to claim 52 weeks – an entire year – at No.1 on the Official UK Singles Chart, with only Elvis Presley and The Beatles achieving more overall weeks at the top.

Past artists who have headlined on the Germania Insurance Super Stage during the U. S. Grand Prix weekend include Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars, Sir Elton John, P!NK, Billy Joel, Twenty One Pilots, Imagine Dragons, Justin Timberlake, and Britney Spears.  

Concert Upgrades: Super-fans of Green Day and Ed Sheeran can purchase concert ticket upgrades, featuring add-ons allowing access to stand in front of the stage on the track itself – the best views in the house! Concert upgrades are available at check-out for an additional fee.

On Friday, visitors can watch their favorite drivers take on COTA’s legendary 3.41-mile track for initial practice laps before heading to the Germania Insurance Super Stage to experience Green Day’s electrifying performance. In addition to many fan-focused activations throughout the day, guests can purchase a Saturday GA ticket to catch the Formula 1 Qualifying races and enjoy singer-songwriter superstar, Ed Sheeran. Guests from all over the world can get a taste of what makes Austin the Live Music Capital of the World during The American Soundtrack, a musical showcase of over 20 acts. Additional details about the American Soundtrack to be released.