NHL Announces a Major Two-Year Partnership With Green Day — Is This Hockey’s New House Band?

Green Day (photo: NHL)
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Fire & Ice…literally (photo: NHL)

The National Hockey League (NHL) has recently made an exciting announcement that has got music and sports fans alike buzzing with excitement. The NHL has partnered with the legendary California punk-rock trio, Green Day, for two years to provide their music to NHL games and programming. The partnership is expected to be a great opportunity for both the NHL and Green Day.

The partnership will see “Fire, Ready, Aim,” a song from Green Day’s upcoming album, Father of All…, used as the opening track for Wednesday Night Hockey, beginning on October 9th. The song will also be featured throughout this season’s NHL on NBC games. Additionally, other songs from Father of All… will be used in NHL promos, commercials, and replays. As if all that wasn’t exciting enough, the band has also agreed to perform at the 2020 NHL All-Star Game, which will take place on January 25th.

In a statement, Steve Mayer, the NHL’s Chief Content Officer, and Executive Vice President, said, “Green Day is the perfect band for the NHL,” and Green Day said (also via a statement), “This NHL season is hereby known as LOUD season.” The announcement of the NHL-Green Day partnership can be viewed in a short video here.

Aside from lending their high-octane music to the NHL, Green Day is recording a new album and preparing to embark on the Hella Mega Tour, a stadium tour that will also feature Weezer and Fall Out Boy. The 46-show concert series will visit 22 countries between March and August 2020. All three of the involved bands have announced new albums, which will presumably boast hard-rocking songs that are well-suited for play in stadiums. Father of All, Green Day’s 13th album, will drop on February 7th, 2020; Weezer’s Van Weezer will release on May 15th, 2020, and Fall Out Boy’s Greatest Hits: Believers Never DieVolume Two will be available on November 19th of this year.

Green Day is widely regarded as one of the greatest punk-rock bands of all time. The three-piece group, comprised of Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, and Tre Cool, has sold more than 85 million records and has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015. Their music is known for its high-energy and rebellious spirit, making them a perfect fit for a partnership with the NHL.

The announcement of the partnership has been met with great enthusiasm from fans and the media. Many are excited to see how Green Day’s music will add to the excitement of NHL games and programming, and how it will help to attract new fans to the sport.

The NHL has a history of incorporating music into its games and programming. In recent years, the league has had partnerships with several musicians, including Kid Rock, Taylor Swift, and Carrie Underwood. These partnerships have helped to create some of the most memorable moments in NHL history, and the partnership with Green Day is expected to be no different.

In conclusion, the NHL and Green Day’s partnership is an exciting development for both the sport and the band. It is an excellent opportunity for the NHL to attract new fans and for Green Day to reach a new audience. Fans of both the NHL and Green Day can look forward to an exciting season filled with high-energy music and thrilling hockey games.