Canada’s province of British Columbia has chosen Japandroids over Nickelback as the temporary entrance music for the NHL’s Vancouver Canucks. Great news!
As The Vancouver Sun reports, the garage duo’s song “The House That Heaven Built” will serve as the team’s entrance music for two home games in the near future after winning a fan vote by a “long shot” (note the hockey pun). Japandroids not only beat out Chad Kroeger & Co., but Guns N’ Roses, Volbeat, and the old standby of U2′s “Where The Streets Have No Name”, the latter of which the team previously used as its entrance music.
In light of the announcement, the team has put together a video simulating “The House That Heaven Built” used as the entrance music, which you can watch below.
Now, Canada, if you can get Nickelback into an actual hockey fight, we promise to never make another “aboot” joke ever again.
Japandroids is a Canadian rock duo from Vancouver, British Columbia. The group consists of Brian King (guitar, vocals) and David Prowse (drums, vocals). Formed in 2006, Japandroids rose to prominence in 2009 following the release of their debut album Post-Nothing. The group toured extensively throughout 2009–2010, earning praise for their energetic live performances.
Their sophomore album, Celebration Rock, was released on May 29, 2012 in Canada and June 5, 2012 internationally.
Published on Feb 19, 2013
We’re loooking at trying out some new intro songs for when the Vancouver Canucks hit the ice. The Japandroids are a BC band … Here’s what their tune “The House That Heaven Built” would look and sounds like!
Upcoming festivals featuring Japandroids:
Buku Music + Art Project 2013
New Orleans, Louisiana
Mar 08, 2013
Snowball Festival 2013
Winter Park, Colorado
Mar 08, 2013
Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival 2013 Indio, California (Empire Polo Grounds)
Apr 12, 2013
Sasquatch! Music Festival 2013
George, Washington (Gorge Ampitheatre)
May 24, 2013
Free Press Summer Fest 2013
Houston, Texas (Eleanor Tinsley Park)
June 01, 2013
Governors Ball Music Festival 2013
New York, New York (Randall’s Island Park)
June 07, 2013
Orion Music + More 2013
Detroit, Michigan (Belle Isle)
June 08, 2013
Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival 2013
Manchester, Tennessee (Great Stage Park)
June 13, 2013
Firefly Music Festival 2013
Dover, Delaware (Dover International Speedway)
June 21, 2013
Optimus Alive! Festival 2013
LISBON, PORTUGAL (PASSEIO MARÍTIMO DE ALGÉS)
July 12, 2013