NEW YORK (Feb. 17, 2017) - Multi-platinum Grammy-nominated global band OneRepublic will headline the entertainment for the 2017 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series™, the much-anticipated regular-season outdoor game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday, Feb. 25, at Heinz Field - home of the NFL's Pittsburgh Steelers. The primetime matchup, including the band's first intermission performance, will be broadcast live from Pittsburgh at 8 p.m. ET in the U.S. on NBC and in Canada on Sportsnet and TVA Sports 2.
Joining OneRepublic for the game day entertainment will be acclaimed Icelandic rock band Kaleo, who will perform on Stage AE's outdoor music stage at The PreGame - the official tailgate party of the 2017 Coors Light
NHL Stadium Series™ - before fans head into Heinz Field for the game. The two-day, hockey-themed fan festival at Stage AE and in the parking lot across from Heinz Field will be free and open to the public. The band's set at Stage AE will begin at 6:15 p.m. ET before the 8 p.m. ET start to the game inside Heinz Field. A portion of the performance will air during the nationally televised game.
Courtney Daniels, who wowed fans with her performance of the U.S. national anthem at the 2017 Honda NHL® All-Star Game at STAPLES Center, will make her triumphant return to the NHL stage with another rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" prior to the 2017 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series™.
Pittsburgh-based band The Hawkeyes will serve as the house band, with performances throughout the game. The Pittsburgh Steeline, a staple at Steelers games, will provide accompaniment during the pregame festivities, including player introductions.
Tickets to the 2017 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series™ are available for purchase via www.ticketmaster.com, the official ticket marketplace of the NHL®. NHL Network™ and NHL.com will provide extensive coverage live from the 2017 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series™ in Pittsburgh. NHL Social™ will have exclusive coverage on all social platforms via the official hashtag #Stadium Series.
OneRepublic released their debut set Dreaming Out Loud in 2007. The album included the smash single Apologize, which shattered digital sales and airplay records worldwide and received a Grammy nomination. The band's sophomore album, 2009's Waking Up, produced three singles: All the Right Moves, Secrets and Good Life.
OneRepublic's third studio album Native, was released in March 2013 and produced the hit singles If I Lose Myself, Feel Again, Love Runs Out, I Lived and their biggest song to date Counting Stars, which reached #1 in 54 countries and has sold over 10 million downloads. Native sold over 5 million units worldwide. Their newest album Oh My My, featuring the hit singles "Wherever I Go," "Kids" and new single "Let's Hurt Tonight," was released in the fall of 2016 on Mosley/Interscope Records and debuted at #3 on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart. OneRepublic will join U2: The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 on four dates before headlining the 2017 Honda Civic Tour this summer. Dates for the summer tour can be found on HondaCivicTour.com and OneRepublic.com.
Named by Rolling Stone as one of their "10 New Artists You Need To Know," Icelandic alternative rock band Kaleo has already made a number of major TV appearances, including ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live!, NBC's Late Night with Seth Meyers and TBS' Conan.
Comprised of bandleader JJ Julius Son, drummer David Antonsson, guitarist Rubin Pollock and bassist Daniel Kristjansson, Kaleo's debut album "A/B" landed at #10 on SoundScan's "Current Albums" chart and #15 on the overall SoundScan/Billboard 200 upon its release in June 2016 while also taking the #3 spot on both the "Rock Albums" and "Alternative Albums" tallies as well as #6 on "Digital Albums." On iTunes, "A/B" debuted in the top 10 in 19 countries, 12 of which saw it reach the top 3, including the US, UK, and Canada. Total worldwide streams of the album have surpassed 100 million, and album sales worldwide are in excess of 100,000, with a total consumption (sales + stream equivalents) of more than 225,000. In Canada, the album debuted at #1 and has not left the top 50 on the "Top 200 Albums" chart since its release.
"A/B" includes the multi-format rock singles, "All The Pretty Girls," "No Good," and the #1 alternative breakthrough "Way Down We Go," all written by Kaleo lead singer JJ Julius Son. "Way Down We Go" marked the band's fourth top 10 hit at three different radio formats in the US. "Way Down We Go" has been certified GOLD in US, Belgium, Ireland and South Africa and platinum in Canada, where it reached #3 on the Alternative radio chart.
Kaleo will join The Lumineers as special guests on their 2017 North American concert tour. The dates begin Tuesday, February 28th at Grand Prairie, TX's Verizon Theatre and then travel the continent through March.
About the 2017 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series
On Saturday, Feb. 25, the 2017 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series™ will feature a much-anticipated intrastate rivalry game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Philadelphia Flyers at Heinz Field, home of the NFL's Pittsburgh Steelers. This regular-season outdoor matchup will celebrate the 50th anniversary of both the Penguins and Flyers, who were introduced to the NHL® as part of the six-team 1967 NHL expansion. The event will be broadcast in primetime on NBC in the U.S. and on Sportsnet and TVA Sports 2 in Canada at 8 p.m. ET.
The PreGame, the official tailgate party of the 2017 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series™, will be free and open to the public from 3 - 8 p.m. ET on Friday, Feb. 24 (in the parking lot only) and Saturday, Feb. 25. A ticket will NOT be required for access. All guests, including children, must consent to a search of their person and anything they are carrying. Metal detectors will be located at The PreGame and Stage AE entry gates. For more information on The PreGame, including a list activities and performances, visit https://www.nhl.com/fans/stadium-series.