On the second day of Christmas, my true love gave to me .. a Hawks game and CeeLo Green.
“I am true to Atlanta. It’s my home,” CeeLo said in a statement. “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.”
Green performs at halftime Dec. 26 at the Atlanta Hawks game against the New York Knicks. He’ll play hits from his solo career, as well as tracks from Gnarls Barkley and the Goodie Mob catalogue, the Hawks promise.
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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.
“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 game airs at 7:30 p.m. on FOX Sports Southeast. Info here