The Grammy Award-winning band Kings of Leon will headline the 2013 Molson Canadian NHL Face-Off, the NHL's hockey, entertainment and community festival at Place des Festivals in Montreal on Oct. 1, the opening night of the NHL regular season.
The band's 40-minute performance will highlight a lineup of free activities planned for fans in Montreal and celebrates the release of the band's new album, "Mechanical Bull," out on Sept. 24. The day also will include interactive hockey attractions as well as community and fundraising activities presented by the Montreal Canadiens Children's Foundation and Hockey Quebec.
"The Molson Canadian NHL Face-Off is the perfect way to pick up where we left off with last season's strong finish," NHL Chief Marketing Officer Brian Jennings said in a statement. "NHL Face-Off is all about our fans -- thanking them and giving them another forum to not only rally around the excitement of a new season, but to celebrate our game in a festival environment. Holding NHL Face-Off in Montreal promises to create an incredible atmosphere and a memorable event for our fans and partners."