Those who failed to get tickets to the upcoming Club Paradise tour now have more chances to see Drake flaunt his delicate emotions live. The National Hockey League announced Tuesday that Drake will be performing at this year’s All-Star game, scheduled for Sunday Jan. 29 in Ottawa, Ontario. We know you were hoping for newly minted hip-hop star Alex Ovechkin, but it’s probably a conflict of interest considering he’ll be playing, and we’re not entirely convinced he’s practiced the art of the quick change. In addition to Drake, The Voice winner Javier Colon and Ottawa Senators’ singer Lyndon Slewidge will perform the U.S. and Canadian national anthems, respectfully, while Outasight will bring his iTunes-climbing single “Tonight is the Night” to the pre-game player introductions. Not bad! Compared to other sporting events, and a certain Nickelback debacle, we can’t imagine those friendly Canadians firing off an angry Facebook protest over these decisions.
Following this weekend’s performance at the Sundance Film Festival, Drake continues to make himself available for every important cultural event. So much so, that we’re expecting to see him interrupt President Obama during tonight’s State of the Union juuust as you are starting to doze off. (Thank you in advance!) Along with having the hometown crowd on his side—Oh, Canada—Drake is no stranger to performing in front of sports crowds. Yes, but can he skate like Justin Bieber?