The Killers, Green Day to perform during World Cup celebrations

The NHL and NHLPA are hoping to not just make the World Cup of Hockey into a spectacle, but to also utilize new technologies to make the event more interactive for fans and the general public.

Fans will get a little music with their hockey during the World Cup later this month.

On Sept. 16, The Killers will kick off the best-on-best tournament festivities in Toronto as the headliners of the Pepsi World Cup of Hockey Premiere Party. The concert, which will also include a parade of players from each team, will take place at the Scotiabank Fan Village in downtown Toronto’s historic Distillery District.

A week later on Sept. 23, Green Day is slated to perform during a special Fan Village event that will also serve as a special salute to Canada’s 2016 Summer Olympic team.

The Scotiabank World Cup of Hockey Fan Village is a 10-day festival that runs from Sept. 16-25. In addition to celebrating hockey, the Village will also celebrate the food, music and culture of all participating nations.

Access to the Fan Village is free, but tickets must be purchased for those attending the Sept. 16 and Sept. 23 concerts. Tickets for both shows will go on sale on Sept. 8 at 10 a.m. ET.

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