The NHL has its latest big-name act for Stanley Cup finals pregame festivities.
Las Vegas-based Panic! at the Disco will perform at the fountains at the Bellagio Resort and Casino on The Strip before puck drop at 8 p.m. EST.
The series has already seen a number of star-studded opening acts. Game 1 at T-Mobile Arena featured the Golden Knights’ patented opening hoopla, which included a sword fight, drum line and famous boxing announcer Michael Buffer. Game 2 saw rock band Imagine Dragons, another Las Vegas-based act, perform their new hit “Whatever It Takes” on the ice.
Washington countered with a pair of pregame concerts on the steps of the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery before Games 3 and 4. Sting and Shaggy performed classic Police hits and songs off their new album, “44/876,” for Game 3, and “Wheel of Fortune” host Pat Sajak read the starting lineups. Fall Out Boy played its hits before Game 4, and the public address duties were returned to the Capitals’ own Wes Johnson.
Panic! at the Disco was reportedly the NHL’s second choice to perform for Game 5. The league sought The Killers, whose frontman Brandon Flowers once worked at Gold Coast, Aladdin and Caesars casinos, but the band “could not assemble in Vegas in time for the show,” according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
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