Looks like Canadians will be getting the first taste of Green Day’s new album Revolution Radio due out October 7th, with a show just announced downtown Toronto! Green Day will headline the World Cup of Hockey festivities on September 23rd at 6:30pm and it could be the cheapest Green Day show since the 90s…tickets are $25 for standing room / GA.
The Sept. 23 celebration will begin with a special welcome to members of Canada’s 2016 Olympic team and culminate with a 6:30 p.m. performance by Green Day in the East Fan Village as part of the Scotiabank World Cup of Hockey Fan Village, a 10-day fan festival at the historic Distillery District. From Sept.16 to Sept. 25, the family-friendly festival will occupy the Distillery District – renamed ‘Distillery Fan Village’ for the 10 days – plus more than 200,000 square feet of an untouched lot east of Cherry Street, which will be known as the ‘East Fan Village.’ The Scotiabank World Cup of Hockey Fan Village will celebrate not only the sport of hockey but the food, music and culture of all participating hockey nations and will feature a diverse mix of programming, designed for fans of all ages, including live musical performances, big-ticket prizes and giveaways, and viewing parties for every World Cup of Hockey game broadcast live on giant video screens. Distillery Fan Village will be free and open to the public Sept. 17-25. East Fan Village will be free and open to the public Sept. 17-22 and Sept. 24-25. On Sept. 16, a paid ticket will be required for entry for a premium concert.
Green Day has won five Grammy® Awards: Best Rock Album twice for their albums American Idiot and 21st Century Breakdown, Record of the Year for “Boulevard of Broken Dreams,” Best Musical Show Album for American Idiot: The Original Broadway Cast Recording,and Best Alternative Music Performance for Dookie. The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015 in what was their first year of eligibility for induction. Last week, Green Day released a new single, “Bang, Bang,” from their upcoming album, Revolution Radio due out Oct. 7. The song has already become a #1 rock radio hit in Canada, where the band has sold over two million albums in their career. The band’s Fan Village performancewill be the first date on their new fall tour.
For information on Scotiabank World Cup of Hockey Fan Village, visit wch2016.com/fanvillage. Fans can join the conversation by using the official hashtag #WCH2016.
About the World Cup of Hockey 2016
The World Cup of Hockey is a joint effort of the NHLPA and the NHL, in cooperation with the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF). The eight teams participating in the 2016 World Cup of Hockey will include Team Canada, Team Czech Republic, Team Europe, Team Finland, Team North America, Team Russia, Team Sweden and Team USA. All tournament games (round-robin, semi-final and final) will be played at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto from Sept. 17 to Oct. 1, 2016. Tickets are available for purchase via www.Ticketmaster.com and www.Ticketmaster.ca, the official ticket marketplace of the NHL®. For more information on the World Cup of Hockey 2016 please visit www.wch2016.com.