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."
2018 NHL Pregame Fan Festival at AMALIE Arena
As part of the 2018 Honda NHL® All-Star Weekend festivities in Tampa, the National Hockey League will transform AMALIE Arena's Silver Parking Lot and Cotanchobee Park into the 2018 NHL All-Star PreGame™, a three-day, free outdoor hockey fan festival. From Friday, Jan. 26 through Sunday, Jan. 28, the 2018 NHL All-Star Pre-Game will offer hockey fans of all ages a myriad of free hockey interactive games, attractions and music; special appearances by current and former NHL All-Star players; the Fourth Annual NHL Mascot Showdown™, a mini-version of the NHL All-Star Game featuring 27 NHL Mascots™; NHL memorabilia and trophy displays including the iconic Stanley Cup®; an exhibition showcasing the history of hockey in Florida; live television and radio broadcasts; a wide assortment of food options; and dozens of other dynamic activities.
All activities inside the 2018 NHL All-Star PreGame will be free of charge. A ticket to the 2018 Honda NHL® All-Star Game will not be required to attend the 2018 NHL All-Star PreGame. For more information on the 2018 Honda NHL® All-Star Weekend, including the official fan guide, fans should visit NHL.com/AllStar.
2018 NHL All-Star PreGame, a free three-day hockey fan festival
Friday, Jan. 26: 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 27: 12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 28: 12:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
AMALIE Arena's Silver Parking Lot & Cotanchobee Park
401 Channelside Drive
Tampa, FL 33602