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Toronto Band on the Way to Becoming the Ultimate Stadium Band

Under normal circumstances, a “stadium band” is a group with big anthemic songs that work well in large venues. Think U2, Bon Jovi, Guns N’ Roses, Van Halen–you know what I mean.

Then there’s Daylight for Deadeyes, a Toronto indie band who have taken the idea of “stadium rock” to a whole new level.  They’ve carved out a niche for themselves by creating songs that work extremely well in arenas and stadia during sporting events.

No fewer than six NHL teams–Tampa Bay Lightning, Minnesota Wild, San Jose Sharks, Colorado Avalanche and the New York Rangers–use their material to get the crowd pumped and loud.  They’ve already been featured as the opening montage of Hockey Night in Canada.  

Over in the NFL, they can be heard during New York Jets games and there’s a possibility that they’ll end up being heard in Tampa this Sunday, too.

Here’s the track that’s doing it for them.

Alan Cross

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4 thoughts on “Toronto Band on the Way to Becoming the Ultimate Stadium Band

  • Well done guys you deserve it all without a doubt,

    From your Scottish fan base Scotland UK


  • That's music to my ears . Your strum guy.
    Nice piece Alan.

  • hahah hey guys!! Freeeeeedoooooom!!!
    Hey Alan…u've got followers in Scotland!!

  • Love this band…great guys too


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