NEW YORK / TORONTO – The 2015 Molson Canadian NHL Face Off, the official NHL season-opening celebration on Oct. 7 at historic Fort Calgary in Alberta, will feature live performances from neo soul/indie pop band Fitz & The Tantrums, alternative rock band Reuben and the Dark, Canadian singer/songwriter Jocelyn Alice and Calgary DJ duo Boogie Hill Faders, the National Hockey League announced today. The free hockey and music festival will begin at 3:00 p.m. local time at Fort Calgary and will culminate with a live viewing party featuring the Calgary Flames' home opener against the Vancouver Canucks (8:00 p.m. MT/10:00 p.m. ET, Sportsnet, TVA2).
Fitz & The Tantrums will take the main stage at Fort Calgary at 7:20 p.m. MT, with portions of their performance featured in the night's game broadcasts. Reuben and the Dark and Jocelyn Alice will perform their sets during the first and second intermissions, respectively, of the Flames-Canucks game. The Boogie Hill Faders, a crowd favorite at Flames games, will spin for fans at Fort Calgary throughout the day.
In addition to the musical performances, the family-friendly celebration will feature prizes and giveaways; NHL alumni and special guest appearances; merchandise available for purchase; and sponsored hockey activities, interactive games and product previews, courtesy of NHL corporate partners Molson Canadian, Scotiabank, Rogers, Bridgestone, Honda, Mondelez, Oh Henry!, Reebok, Samsung and Tim Hortons.
Emceed by award-winning host Dave Kelly and "Breakfast Television Calgary" correspondent Jill Belland, the day's festivities will continue into the evening when fans are invited to watch the Flames face the Canucks at Scotiabank Saddledome on giant outdoor video screens at Fort Calgary. The 2015 Molson Canadian NHL Face-Off will be produced by Union Events, one of Canada's leaders in live entertainment.
For those fans planning a day or extended trip to Calgary for the 2015 Molson Canadian NHL Face-Off, NHL Social and Tourism Calgary have created a hockey fan's travel guide to the "Stampede City" on Pinterest that includes information on accommodations, food and beverages, scenic activities and other highlights. The NHL's "2015 Molson Canadian NHL Face Off Jams" playlist features a roundup of each performer's biggest hits and is available on Spotify.
NHL Social will be on the ground at Fort Calgary to share exclusive content with fans on Twitter (@NHL), Instagram (Instagram.com/NHL), Snapchat ('nhl') and Facebook (Facebook.com/NHL) via the official hashtag #NHLFaceOff.
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Fitz & The Tantrums (pre-game)
Brimming with imagination, energy, and genre-smashing scope, Fitz & The Tantrums defied the odds to become an indisputable phenomenon, a chart-topping, show-stopping modern pop combo unlike any other. With their most recent release, More Than Just A Dream, the Los Angeles-based sextet ramped up the timeless songcraft and soul sonic force that made them a worldwide sensation to fashion a kaleidoscopic milestone that delivered on the promise of their breakthrough, Pickin' Up The Pieces. Songs like the impossibly catchy "Out Of My League" and the irresistible singles "MoneyGrabber" and "Don't Gotta Work It Out" are positively brazen with verve and vivacity, demonstrating all the drama and passion of the band's famed live shows.
Reuben and the Dark (1st intermission)
Reuben and the Dark is a collection of multi-instrumentalists and vocalists led by Reuben Bullock. Boasting a rare chemistry between all members across Canada, Reuben and the Dark has emerged organically from Canada's seller independent scene on the strength of often anthemic compositions that translate the language of emotion into song with haunting clarity.
Jocelyn Alice (2nd intermission)
Jocelyn Alice is a Canadian singer and songwriter with a fiercely powerful voice, heartfelt lyrics, and magnetic style influenced by her favourites such as Adele, Amy Winehouse, and Lorde. She is known for her flawless vocal control and extraordinary range of diverse pitches.
Born and raised in Calgary, Alice formed successful indie soul pop duo, jocelyn & lisa, with bassist Lisa Jacobs, before pursuing her solo career. Her debut single, the 2015 summer hit, "Jackpot," went Gold in Canada in early August 2015 and has reached the top 15 on multiple Canadian radio airplay charts. Alice is currently writing and recording and will be releasing new solo material soon.