The Killers, Green Day will help kick off World Cup of Hockey


Here’s something you don’t run into all that often when discussing music groups performing at NHL events: wondering who the bigger draw¬†really is.

The league announced two remarkably relevant* performers for 2016 World Cup of Hockey-related festivities. At least relatively speaking.

First, on Sept. 16, the Killers will headline the “Pepsi World Cup of Hockey Premiere Party.”

Green Day will then perform a week later on Sept. 23 for the “World Cup of Hockey Celebration of Champions.”

(So, uh, the titles of these events are … a little less impressive than the star power on hand.)

Apparently Green Day’s performance will be the pop-punk band’s first live show in Canada in 2016.

You can read up on additional details in the press releases.

Now, to bully you with especially irrelevant songs from each group:

* – This being the Internet and especially with music being involved, commenters are virtually guaranteed to quibble with this. Enjoy: