Raleigh native and American Idol Season 2 runner-up Clay Aiken will be among the performers to share the ice during the 2011 NHL All-Star Game.
The line up was announced Monday morning and includes Aiken, Canadian Tenors and 3 Doors Down.
Aiken will perform the U.S. national anthem at the 58th NHL All-Star game which takes place on January 30 at the RBC Center in Raleigh. Aiken is a double-platinum recording artist and has recently released his fifth studio album Tried and True. He is set to kick-off his latest live tour on February 10.
Following Aiken are the Canadian Tenors, who will perform Canada’s national anthem. The Canadian Tenors are a vocal quartet that has performed for dignitaries around the world. The group is set to record a news album in 2011.
And 3 Doors Down is slated to perform during the game’s first intermission. The Mississippi rock quintet began in 1995 and has sold more than 15 million albums worldwide. They were recently awarded a spot on Billboard Magazine’s ‘End of the Decade’ list for their song “Kryptonite.”
The 2011 NHL All-Star Weekend begins Friday, Jan. 28 with the NHL All-Star Player Fantasy Draft at 8 p.m. from the NHL Fan Fair at the Raleigh Convention Center. On Saturday, the players will take part in the Honda NHL SuperSkills at the RBC Center at 7 p.m. The festivities conclude on Jan. 30 with the All-Star game at the RBC Center at 4 p.m. Live television coverage of the Fantasy Draft, SuperSkills and All-Star game will be provided by VERSUS.