Green Day Partner with NHL Under Two-Year Contract

Megan De Lara, A&E Editor

The National Hockey League (NHL) officially announced a 2 year contract with pop-punk band Green Day on Monday. The partnership will include performances, appearances, and other promotional collaborations for NBCSN’s Wednesday Night Hockey.

Chief Content Officer and Executive Vice President Steve Mayer said Green Day are a “perfect” representation for the league.

The members of Green Day are not new fans to the sport. The band was scheduled to perform at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, but canceled due to Billie Joe Armstrong falling ill.

“Their music fits so perfectly with the energy, speed and power that we witness on the ice and each and every night,” Mayer said on the official NHL website. “We are so excited to start this partnership with the NBC Sports open.”

In a promotional clip released by NHL, Green Day take center stage in an ice hockey rink, instruments in hand. A teaser of their unreleased track, “Fire, Ready, Aim,” is played as action shots of professional players flash across the screen.

“This NHL season is hereby known as LOUD season,” Green Day stated on their Facebook page. “Where the toughest athletes to ever lace up a pair of skates meet the baddest rock band on the planet.”

The contract will cover the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 NHL seasons, with the musicians headlining a set at the NHL All-Star game in St. Louis on Jan. 25.

Green Day will release their thirteenth studio album, “Father Of All…,” early next year, and embark on their stadium tour with Fall Out Boy and Weezer, Hella Mega, in June.

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