Grammy Award-winning band Cage The Elephant will be headlining a concert to celebrate the start of this year’s Stanley Cup Playoffs on Wednesday April 10th, according to a press release issued Thursday via email by the National Hockey League. The concert will be held at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park in Downtown Tampa, a college-student-filled area with The University of Tampa as its neighbor. 

The party will begin at 5:15 pm and admission will be completely free, attracting all those party-hungry college students living just a few blocks away. 

This concert is the kickoff of the 2019 NHL playoffs and the Tampa Bay Lightning first President’s Trophy win, and you will not need a ticket to attend. The celebration will go out in full as the Bolts ended this season with the league’s best record. It is speculated that the team will host their playoff opener that same night. 

The concert comes at a convenient time as the alternative rock band is getting ready to release their fifth studio album, Social Cues, just nine days after the concert on April 19th. 

Their self-titled debut album was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. Their second album, 2011’s Thank You Happy Birthday, debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200. “Shake Me Down”, the album’s lead single, hit #1 on the Billboard Rock Songs and Alternative Songs charts. 

They earned their first Grammy for Best Rock Album with their 2015 studio album, Tell Me I’m Pretty. 

Be sure to use the official hashtag #StanleyCup to join in on the conversation, and chat about the beginning of the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

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