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The Black Keys, Bell Biv DeVoe to perform at 2023 Winter Classic at Fenway Park

Drummer Patrick Carney and guitar player/singer Dan Auerbach are The Black Keys.Phillip Faraone/Getty Images for Audacy

Music group Bell Biv DeVoe will perform the national anthem along with the Boston Pops at the NHL’s Winter Classic at Fenway Park on Jan. 2, the league announced Wednesday.

The Black Keys will perform during the first intermission, the NHL also announced.

Bell Biv DeVoe, the Boston-based spinoff of music group New Edition, released its first album, “Poison,” in 1990 and features members Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, and Ronnie DeVoe. They will sing the national anthem, accompanied by the Boston Pops, led by conductor Keith Lockhart.

Bell Biv DeVoe — Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, and Ronnie DeVoe — threw out first pitches before a Red Sox game on July 24, 2021 at Fenway Park.Barry Chin/Globe Staff

The Boston Pops also will perform throughout the game on a special stage located in center field.


The Black Keys, comprised of singer/guitarist Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney, formed in 2001 and have released 11 albums.

The Winter Classic will begin at 2 p.m. on Jan. 2, a matchup of the Bruins vs. the Penguins. It will be the first time the NHL has returned to a site to hold a Winter Classic. Fenway Park also hosted the game on Jan. 1, 2010, when the Bruins beat the Flyers in overtime.

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