‘LEAGUE OF LEGENDS’ BAND PENTAKILL RESURRECTS
Pentakill, Riot Games’ virtual heavy metal band, has risen from the dead and is returning to the stage at the LA Greek Theatre.
“The Greek is a landmark not just in Los Angeles but also in entertainment, music and culture at large,” said Dave Stewart, LCS executive producer. “To have the LCS and Pentakill represented on such an iconic stage, particularly after such a challenging year for entertainment, is honestly a dream come true.”
The performance marks the kick off the LCS’ Mid-Season Showdown Opening Ceremonies and give fans a sneak preview of Pentakill’s upcoming song, along with teased, unnamed “killer surprises.” Pentakill features lead vocals by Norweigian rock giant Jørn Lande, who will perform in-person at the Greek Theatre.
The event also marks the start of LCS’ partnership with guitar brand Jackson as the pair sets out to embark on a global collaboration throughout the rest of the year, showcasing unique activations for the instruments’ powerful performance and distinctive style.
The band is comprised of League of Legends champions Mordekaiser, Karthus, Yorick Sona, Olaf and Kayle. In 2017, Pentakill released their album II: Grasp of the Undying, which hit #1 on iTunes Metal and garnered over 100 million views on their YouTube playlist and Mortal Reminder music video. According to League lore, Pentakill’s last live performance in 2017 was “a deathly night on the ice, of murderous rage unbound,” Now “the mortal realm [is] once again ready for Pentakill.”
Pentakill’s concert marks the first performance at the Greek Theatre since it closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, as well as the location’s first esport event.
No further details about the concert have been revealed, but Stewart promises “We’ve pulled out all the stops, and have a few tricks up our sleeves, to put on a show that will honor The Greek’s legacy and deliver a completely new experience for LCS fans and newcomers alike.” The show is scheduled to take place April 11 at 1 p.m. PT, and will be streamed live on LCS’ Twitch and YouTube channels, as well as its website.
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