The NHL has announced the entertainment for the 2015 All-Star Game next weekend (Jan. 25) in Columbus. Alas, there’s never any fighting in the exhibition event, which dramatically reduces the chances that Pete Wentz gets punched in the face at some point.
That’s right, kids: Fall Out Boy will light mups for centuries while going down swingin’, sugar, because we’re just a notch on their bedpost but they’re just a line in this song, for this ain’t a scene, it’s a gosh darn arms race.
The tremendously talented Patrick Stump and the rest of the band will play the first intermission of the All-Star Game. O.A.R. will play the second intermission, although there’s no word on an accompanying ice hacky-sack competition during the set.
Something called Locksley, who performed the Columbus Blue Jackets’ goal song, will play during player intros, hopefully capturing 1/100th of the cool that The Hives had when they did the same in Atlanta some years back. Remember the Thrashers? Man, crazy times in the NHL back then.
This is "The Whip." You've heard it before"
From the League, the full press release:
The 2015 Honda NHL® All-Star Game will feature performances from Grammy Award-nominated and multi-platinum selling recording artist Fall Out Boy, rock band O.A.R. and power-pop band Locksley, the National Hockey League announced today. Fans can watch the 2015 Honda NHL All-Star Game live on Sunday, Jan. 25 at 5 p.m. ET on NBCSN in the U.S. and on CBC and TVA Sports in Canada. Fans outside of North America will be able to watch the game via NHL GameCenter LIVE and international broadcast partners in more than 160 countries and territories around the world.
Fall Out Boy will perform during the first intermission of the 2015 Honda NHL® All-Star Game followed by a performance from Ohio State alumni O.A.R. during the second intermission.
Locksley will perform “The Whip,” its hit single and the song performed after every Columbus Blue Jackets goal, during the NHL All-Star player introductions. Twelve local boys and girls, between the ages of eight and 13 years old, will take part in the player introductions as part of McDonald’s “In the Lineup” program.
The Columbus Blue Jackets and city of Columbus will host the 2015 NHL All-Star festivities, Jan. 24-25, marking a first for the city and Club. The League’s midseason showcase will include the Honda NHL All-Star Skills Competition™ on Saturday, Jan. 24 (7 p.m. ET, NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports) and the Honda NHL® All-Star Game on Sunday, Jan. 25 (5 p.m. ET, NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports). Fans can join the conversation on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram by using the official hashtag #NHLAllStar.
The Honda NHL® All-Star Game entertainment, the Honda NHL All-Star Skills Competition™ and the NHL All-Star Fantasy Draft™ presented by DraftKings will be produced by IMG Productions, a global leader in sports, fashion and media.
Locksley – Player Introductions
With their roots in Wisconsin and branches in New York, Locksley - Kai Kennedy (lead guitar/vocals), Jesse Laz (rhythm guitar/vocals), Jordan Laz (bass/vocals) and Sam Bair (drums) – is known as one of the premier bands working independently of the record label system. The band’s multiple hit singles, "Don't Make Me Wait," "She Does," "The Whip," "Black Ajax" and most recently, "Let It Ride," have been used in countless television shows, movie soundtracks, trailers, national commercials and sports presentations. Their song, "The Whip," has been the goal song for the Columbus Blue Jackets, Dallas Stars, Colorado Avalanche, Detroit Red Wings, Toronto Maple Leafs and Vancouver Canucks as well as the U.S., Finnish and Swedish Men's National Olympic Hockey Teams during the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. Follow Locksley online at locksley.com and on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
Fall Out Boy – 1st intermission
Fall Out Boy – who won BEST ALTERNATIVE BAND at the 2014 People’s Choice Awards – are set to release their sixth studio album AMERICAN BEAUTY/AMERICAN PSYCHO on January 20 on Island Records & DCD2 Records. The album’s first single, “Centuries,” has been certified platinum and has more than 50 million streams between YouTube and Spotify alone. It is the follow-up album to the GRAMMY-nominated band’s gold-certified album SAVE ROCK AND ROLL, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 and #1 on iTunes in 27 countries upon its April 2012 release and features the multiplatinum hit “My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up)” and hit “Alone Together.” SAVE ROCK AND ROLL is the band’s second #1 debut; Platinum selling “Infinity On High” topped the chart in 2007 which followed multi-platinum breakthrough album “From Under The Cork Tree” released in 2005. Fall Out Boy has also written the song “Immortals,” featured in the 2015 Golden Globe-nominated Disney hit movie Big Hero 6.
Hailing from Chicago, Fall Out Boy - Patrick Stump (vocals/guitar), Pete Wentz (bass), Joe Trohman (guitar) and Andy Hurley (drums)—has appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone and other prestigious publications. They have performed on Saturday Night Live, The Today Show, America’s Got Talent, The Voice, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Conan, The Late Show with David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel Live and many more. Follow the band online at www.falloutboy.com, and on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
O.A.R. – 2nd intermission
O.A.R. first began to develop their unique sound while in high school in Rockville, Md. With three albums under their belt before they finished college, the band began pursuing their musical dreams full time in the summer of 2001. By the end of 2008, the band had released six studio albums and three live double-disc CDs. To date,O.A.R. has sold close to 2 million albums and more than 2 million concert tickets, including two sold-out shows at New York City's Madison Square Garden and Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado. In 2011, the band released the album, King, which debuted at No. 12 on the Billboard 200 chart, No. 3 on the Billboard Digital Album Chart, and was No. 3 at iTunes. King was the follow-up to the band’s 2008 release, All Sides, which contains the platinum hit single “Shattered.” The band’s current album, The Rockville LP, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Independent Albums chart and No. 6 on the Top Current Rock Albums chart. Upon its release on June 10, 2014, The Rockville LP hit the top spot on the iTunes Rock Albums chart and No. 3 on iTunes Overall Albums chart. The album features the songs “Favorite Song,” “Two Hands Up,” and smash hit, “Peace.”
O.A.R. recently co-headlined a national tour with Philip Philips and wrapped a fall tour which included two nights at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom. O.A.R. has performed on such national TV shows as the Today show, Live with Kelly and Michael, CONAN and VH1’s Big Morning Buzz Live. Follow the band online at www.ofarevolution.com, and on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
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