NEW YORK (Jan. 9, 2018) - Neo soul/indie pop band Fitz and The Tantrums will headline the 2018 Enterprise NHL® All-Star Friday Night concert at Curtis Hixon Park on Friday, Jan. 26 to open the 2018 Honda NHL® All-Star Weekend festivities in downtown Tampa, the National Hockey League and Tampa Bay Sports Commission announced today. The two-hour concert will begin at 8 p.m. and feature additional musical performances and special guest appearances. The event will be free and open to the public. No ticket will be required for entry.
'Brimming with imagination, energy, and genre-smashing scope, Fitz and The Tantrums defied the odds to become an indisputable phenomenon, a chart-topping, show-stopping modern pop combo unlike any other. Critics have called their live show "captivatingly crazy" and praised the band for its "irrepressible energy: hopped up rhythms, shout-it-out choruses, and hooted background vocals." The Los Angeles-based sextet followed up on the success of their debut studio album, Pickin' Up The Pieces, which featured the irresistible singles "MoneyGrabber" and "Don't Gotta Work It Out," with their second album and major label debut, More Than Just A Dream (Elektra Records). Their sophomore effort included a pair of Platinum-certified hit singles "The Walker" and "Out Of My League." In 2016, the band released their latest full length, Fitz and the Tantrums, which was highlighted by their biggest hit to date and third Platinum smash, the infectiously electrifying single, "HandClap."
The Tampa Bay Lightning®, who are celebrating their 25th season, and the city of Tampa will host the 2018 Honda NHL® All-Star Weekend. The League's midseason showcase will take place at AMALIE Arena and will include the 2018 NHL All-Star Skills Competition™ on Saturday, Jan. 27 (7:00 p.m. ET, NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVAS) and the 2018 Honda NHL® All-Star Game on Sunday, Jan. 28 (3:30 p.m. ET, NBC, CBC, SN, TVAS).