The Killers, Green Day will help kick off World Cup of Hockey
Here’s something you don’t run into all that often when discussing music groups performing at NHL events: wondering who the bigger draw really is.
The league announced two remarkably relevant* performers for 2016 World Cup of Hockey-related festivities. At least relatively speaking.
First, on Sept. 16, the Killers will headline the “Pepsi World Cup of Hockey Premiere Party.”
Green Day will then perform a week later on Sept. 23 for the “World Cup of Hockey Celebration of Champions.”
(So, uh, the titles of these events are ... a little less impressive than the star power on hand.)
Apparently Green Day’s performance will be the pop-punk band’s first live show in Canada in 2016.
Now, to bully you with especially irrelevant songs from each group:
* - This being the Internet and especially with music being involved, commenters are virtually guaranteed to quibble with this. Enjoy:
NHL is doing a great job of getting bands that were more popular back when the NHL was more popular.— Kyle M. (@KyleWIIM) September 2, 2016