The Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Arkells are thrilled to announce that the multi-award winning Hamilton band has released a new single that will serve as the official anthem of the 143-year-old Canadian Football League franchise, ‘Ticats are Hummin.’
‘Ticats are Hummin’ is now available for download by clicking here. Proceeds from iTunes downloads will be donated to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Hamilton.
As the official anthem of the Tiger-Cats, ‘Ticats are Hummin’ will be heard inside the stadium before kickoff and immediately following victories, while the chorus will play after touchdowns. The song’s official music video will make its debut at the Labour Day Classic on September 3, when the Ticats host the Toronto Argonauts at Ivor Wynne Stadium.
"Ticats are Hummin is an incredible song performed by an iconic Hamilton band. The Arkells have captured the spirit of TigerTown and we know that our fans everywhere will embrace this single as the official anthem of the Ticats. The Arkells and the Tiger-Cats are forming a winning combination with all proceeds going to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Hamilton,” said Ticats President Scott Mitchell.
Formed in Hamilton, Arkells (Max Kerman, Mike DeAngelis, Nick Dika, Tim Oxford, Anthony Carone) have become one of Canada’s most acclaimed rock outfits. In 2008, the band released their super-charged debut CD, Jackson Square. In 2010, Arkells were propelled further into the national spotlight, garnering The Juno Award for ‘New Group of The Year’; The Canadian Music Week Indie Award for ‘Favourite Live Artist/Group’; and Canadian Radio Music Award for ‘FACTOR Breakthrough Artist’.
“There's a wealth of history and culture tied between the Ticats and the city of Hamilton, and we wanted the song to represent this uniquely Hamilton experience. We're honoured that the Ticats gave us the opportunity to share this song with the city, and fans of Canadian sports,” said Arkells.
In 2011, Arkells released their sophomore album Michigan Left to critical acclaim, and this past April won the 2012 Juno for ‘Band Of The Year’. Currently, Arkells are touring in the US and Canada. For up to the minute Arkells news and show updates, visit www.arkells.ca.
The Boys and Girls Clubs of Hamilton strive to provide a safe, supportive place where children and youth can experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, build positive relationships and develop confidence and skills for life.
"Boys and Girls Clubs of Hamilton are thrilled to partner with Arkells and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on this exciting initiative. Together, we are bringing fans and families together all while making a significant difference in the lives of the children and youth we serve,” commented Lisa Valvasori, Community Relations for Boys and Girls Clubs of Hamilton.