ATLANTA – The gifts will keep coming for Hawks fans on Dec. 26 when Atlanta’s own CeeLo Green takes to the mic to perform at halftime and postgame at the Hawks’ contest against the New York Knicks. The multi-Grammy Award winner will play hits from his solo career, as well as tracks from Gnarls Barkley and the Goodie Mob catalogue, in the next installment of the in-game concert series.
A special retail pack will be available at Philips Arena’s Hawks Shop, containing a limited edition shirt and “Heart Blanche,” the latest studio album from Green, an original coach of NBC’s “The Voice.”
Along with the highly-anticipated performance, the Hawks are making a donation to CeeLo’s Greenhouse Foundation. Greenhouse’s mission is “to educate, inspire and influence school-aged children in disadvantaged areas to become responsible stewards of their environment, communities and future.” The organization, founded by CeeLo and his sister, Shedonna Alexander, serves as a tribute to their grandmother, Ruby Callaway Robinson, Executive Director of CASCADE, and their late mother, Sheila J. Callaway, one of the first African-American female firefighters in the city of Atlanta.
"I am true to Atlanta. It's my home," CeeLo said. "As a proud ATLien, I'm honored to join the Hawks on Dec. 26 to perform my new and classic music for the home crowd and players. [We’ll] celebrate another great game and season for our team! Let's go Hawks!"
CeeLo joins, Jeezy, Rich Homie Quan, and Big Grams, a collaboration between Big Boi and Phantogram, as chart-topping superstars to perform in front of Hawks fans this season as part of the on-going concert series.
“As we looked at who we wanted to have perform next at our games, CeeLo was on the top of our wish list. He is an amazing talent, known all over the world and a favorite son of Atlanta,” Hawks and Philips Arena CEO Steve Koonin said. “We are proud to support the great work he is doing in our community, especially during this season of giving.”
The matchup between the Hawks and Knicks will tip off at 7:30 p.m. on FOX Sports Southeast.
For more information on The Greenhouse Foundation visit ghfoundation.org.