VANCOUVER, B.C. – As fans support Team Canada in its quest for a second-consecutive gold medal at the IIHF World Junior Championship, they can REPRESENT and amplify their experience thanks to a new partnership between the World Juniors and SiriusXM Canada.
For the first time ever, Hockey Canada and the annual holiday tradition are bridging the gap between sports and entertainment with an exclusive World Juniors concert – the SiriusXM World Juniors After Party. The Glorious Sons, a JUNO Award-winning rock band out of Kingston, Ont., will be the headliner at the renowned Commodore Ballroom in downtown Vancouver following the Dec. 30 game between Russia and Switzerland.
Victoria rockers Band of Rascals have been confirmed as
the opening act. With its "nuts and bolts rock 'n' roll” and a captivating
live show, the group has established itself as a major force in the western
Canadian music scene.
“At Hockey Canada, we're continuously looking for unique ways to entertain our fans and this partnership with SiriusXM enables us to do just that,” said Christopher Doyle, manager of business development and partnerships with Hockey Canada. “The World Juniors have always been about showcasing emerging Canadian hockey talent on the ice, and with the addition of this exciting new concert, we're able to showcase emerging Canadian musical talent off the ice. We couldn't be happier with The Glorious Sons and are excited to witness the show they're going to put on for our fans.”
Canadians never hesitate show their pride and passion when it comes to cheering on Team Canada, particularly at the World Juniors. That same passion exists for music, and this concert is an opportunity to experience the tournament in a unique and exciting way. The entire World Juniors will have a Canadian music theme, bringing two passions together in one atmosphere.
“We’re so excited to partner with Hockey Canada for the first time and to bring the best in Canadian music and sports together for an amazing fan experience,” said Kayla Schwartz, Sirius XM Canada’s senior manager of communications, sponsorship & CCD. “We can’t wait to see The Glorious Sons bring the house down in Vancouver.”
In addition to the concert, SiriusXM will be the official provider of Canadian music to fans at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, as well as the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre and the World Juniors Cabin in Victoria. In addition, SiriusXM is offering fans the unique opportunity to vote for the official tournament anthem for the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship, further enhancing the world-class fan experience in B.C.
Tickets for the SiriusXM World Juniors After Party will be available at Ticketmaster.ca. More information will be announced in the coming weeks.
For more information on Hockey Canada, Canada’s National Junior Team and the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship, please visit HockeyCanada.ca, or follow along through social media on Facebook, Twitter, and #WorldJuniors.
SiriusXM Canada Holdings Inc., operating as SiriusXM Canada, is the country’s leading entertainment company. SiriusXM creates and offers commercial-free music, premier sports talk and live events, comedy, news, and exclusive talk and entertainment. SiriusXM is available in vehicles, smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online at SiriusXM.ca.
SiriusXM Canada has been designated one of Canada's Best Managed Companies nine years in a row and is currently a Platinum Club Member.
About The Glorious Sons
Celebrating seven weeks at No. 1 at rock radio in Canada (No. 8 in the U.S.), S.O.S. (Sawed Off Shotgun) is the third radio single off of The Glorious Sons’ sophomore album, Young Beauties and Fools (October 2017). Since the release of Young Beauties and Fools, The Glorious Sons have celebrated a banner year with a number of major accomplishments, including winning a JUNO Award for Rock Album of the Year and taking home the Rock Group of the Year award at the 2018 Indie Awards. The band has embarked on an extensive 2018 touring schedule, through 12 countries and across 10 time zones, and a sold-out Canadian tour. Most recently, the group performed at the prestigious Orange Velodrome in Marseille, France as direct support for The Rolling Stones. Their anthemic single Everything Is Alright was certified gold in Canada, marking the band’s first No. 1 at alternative rock radio. Following a U.S. tour, the band will return home in November for a headlining tour in Canada that includes a show at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto amongst the list of impressive venues.