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) recently signed Green Day to a two-year partnership that will see the legendary California punk-rock trio provide their music to NHL games and programming.

“Fire, Ready, Aim,” a song from Green Day’s upcoming album, Father of All…, will be used as Wednesday Night Hockey‘s opening track beginning on October 9th. The song will also be utilized during this season’s NHL on NBC games. Plus, other songs from Father of All… will be featured in NHL promos, commercials, and replays.

And as if all that wasn’t awesome enough for Green Day (and/or NHL) fans, the band has also agreed to perform at the 2020 NHL All-Star Game, which will take place on January 25th.

In a statement, the NHL’s Chief Content Officer and Executive Vice President, Steve Mayer, said, “Green Day is the perfect band for the NHL,” and Green Day said (also via statement), “This NHL season is hereby known as LOUD season.”

A short video announcement of the NHL-Green Day agreement can be viewed 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.

In a testament to the tour’s significance, 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 Die – Volume Two will be available on November 19th of this year.

Green Day is widely considered to be 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.  They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015.