It's a happy day for hockey fans. The puck drops tonight on the 2013-14 NHL season with an all-Canadian doubleheader. The Montreal Canadiens will battle the Toronto Maple Leafs followed by a face-off between the Edmonton Oilers and the Winnipeg Jets.
Hockey Night in Canada
will have both of those games for you. But before the players hit the ice, Grammy-winning rock band Kings of Leon
will help get the party started in Montreal. They're headlining the Molson Canadian NHL Face-Off festival
, hosted by CBC's own George Stroumboulopoulos
(an admitted die-hard Habs fan).
The Nashville rockers will perform two of their songs live during the HNIC
pre-game show, Hockey Tonight
, hosted by Ron MacLean
and the Studio 42 Crew. The band will hit the stage around 6:45 p.m. ET. Plus, the whole concert will be live streamed at CBCSports.ca
The boys released their sixth album, Mechanical Bull, on Sept. 24 after a two-year hiatus. Already they're ruling the charts, reaching No. 1 in the UK for a fourth straight time.
We caught up with half of the Followill four - brothers Nathan and Caleb - who are excited to take part in tonight's big face-off.
"We're probably going to play a lot of fast rock songs just to get 'em all amped up and pumped up," Caleb said.
"We want to see a lot of penalty minutes," joked Nathan. "It's just going to be electric in the air. We can't wait."
Check out the interview here:
You can catch all of tonight's season opener festivities on Hockey Night in Canada starting at 6:30 p.m. ET (3:30 p.m. PT) on CBC Television.
Join in the fun on Twitter by using the hash tag #NHLFaceOff.
And for more Kings of Leon, watch tomorrow's George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight. The band will be in Strombo's red chair to talk about their comeback. That's at 7 p.m. & 11:30 p.m. ET on CBC-TV.