NEW YORK (April 9, 2018) – The National Hockey League will open the 2018 Stanley Cup® Playoffs with a free concert headlined by GRAMMY-nominated rapper Logic on Toshiba Plaza, located outside T-Mobile Arena, in Las Vegas on Wednesday, April 11, the NHL announced today. The 2018 Stanley Cup® Playoffs Party featuring Logic will begin at 5:00 p.m. PT before the 7 p.m. PT start of the Vegas Golden Knights’ historic first-ever playoff game versus the Los Angeles Kings. The concert will be free and open to the public. No ticket will be required to view the performance.
Portions of the 2018 Stanley Cup® Playoffs Party featuring Logic will air during the Pittsburgh Penguins-Philadelphia Flyers and Minnesota Wild-Winnipeg Jets game broadcasts.
Logic - the 27-year-old rapper born Sir Robert Bryson Hall II - broke free from the pack with his debut album Under Pressure in 2014 on Def Jam Recordings. Hailed as one of the year’s finest hip-hop debuts, Huffington Post crowned Under Pressure “2014's Best Hip-Hop Album So Far,” iTunes named it “Best Hip Hop Album 2014,” Artist Direct called it “The Best Debut of 2014,” and MTV News nominated it as “Rap Album Of The Year Contender.” Logic’s monster 18-track long-player The Incredible True Story (November 2015) crafted a sci-fi space odyssey script that developed throughout the interludes on the album, and cemented Logic’s status as one of music's most creative young MCs.
Logic’s 2016 Incredible World Tour crisscrossed the U.S. and Canada from February through April. “Bobby Tarantino,” his summer 2016 mixtape, upped the ante, as Billboard declared “Logic heats up the summer with a new banger,” while additional raves were piled on by Pitchfork, Spin, and Complex. His most recent album, Everybody, debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart in May 2017. The album spawned his breakout smash hit “1-800-273-8255,” which received two GRAMMY nominations, landed Logic a performance at the 2018 Grammy Awards and is now 4x RIAA Certified Platinum. This past month, Logic released a new mixtape “Bobby Tarantino II,” which was the second project of his to debut at #1 on the Billboard 200 in less than a year. With his new single “Everyday” and an upcoming tour summer 2018, Logic continues to become one of the biggest names in music.
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