WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Danone Nations Cup, the world’s largest soccer tournament for children aged 10 to 12, announced today that multi-platinum selling band DNCE, whose band includes Joe Jonas, Jack Lawless, Cole Whittle, and JinJoo Lee, will make a special guest appearance to perform for the crowd attending the World Final. DNCE, who achieved international success with hits including “Cake by the Ocean” and “Toothbrush,” will close out the tournament with their performance at the Red Bull Arena in New Jersey on September 24 – the first time the tournament will be hosted in the U.S. in its 18-year history.
DNCE will perform select hits for nearly 500 young soccer players from 33 diverse nations, along with about 25,000 fans and soccer enthusiasts attending the World Final. Fans from the tri-state area will not only be able to see DNCE perform, but also watch and cheer on the 20 soccer matches played throughout World Final Day, enjoy family friendly activities and games focusing on active, healthy lifestyles, get a chance to win exciting prizes and more.
“Every year at the World Final, children from around the globe come together for a day of fun and competition, but most importantly, a day to celebrate the important values of fair play, openness and friendship,” said Emmanuel Faber, CEO of Danone. “It’s a joy to bring such an accomplished band like DNCE to the fans and players to enjoy the music as we celebrate a day built on international camaraderie.”
Another notable figure joining DNCE at the World Final will be Abby Wambach, American retired soccer player, coach, two-time Olympic gold medalist and FIFA Women's World Cup Champion. Wambach will be supporting teams as the Danone Nations Cup’s first-ever U.S. ambassador. At this year’s tournament, Wambach will be onboard to meet and cheer on participating teams from all over the world, including the six girls teams competing in the inaugural girls’ tournament alongside the boys’ tournament, as they compete for the title of Danone Nations Cup champions.
Eight lucky fans attending the World Final will get the chance to interact with DNCE in a meet-and-greet during the tournament. Tickets to the Danone Nations Cup World Final are available beginning August 21st at https://www.danonenationscup.com/. Fans can also follow all of the tournament action on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or join in on the fun with #DNC2017.
About Danone (www.danone.com):
Dedicated to bringing good health through nutrition to as many people as possible throughout the world, Danone is a leading global food company built on four business lines: Essential Dairy and Plant-Based Products, Early Life Nutrition, Waters and Medical Nutrition. Through its mission and dual commitment to business success and social progress, the company aims to build a stronger future, thanks to better health, better lives and a better world, for all its stakeholders—its more than 100,000 employees, consumers, customers, suppliers, shareholders and all the communities with which it engages. With products present in over 130 markets, Danone generated sales of approximately €22 billion in 2016. Danone’s brand portfolio includes both international brands (Activia, Actimel, Alpro, Danette, Danonino, Danio, evian, Volvic, Nutrilon/Aptamil, Nutricia) and local brands (Aqua, Blédina, Cow & Gate, Bonafont, Horizon Organic, Mizone, Oikos, Prostokvashino, Silk, Vega). Listed on Euronext Paris and on the OTCQX market via an ADR (American Depositary Receipt) program, Danone is a component stock of leading social responsibility indexes including the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes, Vigeo, the Ethibel Sustainability Index, MSCI Global Sustainability, MSCI Global SRI Indexes and the FTSE4Good Index.
Formed in the summer of 2015, DNCE first introduced themselves to audiences worldwide with the release of "Cake By The Ocean," their now 3x certified platinum-selling breakout smash. Included on the group’s 2016 self-titled debut album [Republic Records], “Cake By The Ocean” entered the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and became a hit at Top 40 radio, where it went on to become one of the most played songs of the 2016. An international success, global consumption of the song is over 9.5 million adjusted singles, including over 1 billion streams worldwide. What's more, the companion music video has over 270 million views on VEVO.
Following up “Cake By The Ocean,” the gold-selling “Toothbrush” amassed over 74 million YouTube/VEVO views with an unforgettable music video starring supermodel Ashley Graham as well as achieving global consumption over 2 million. Moreover, it received widespread critical praise from the likes of Entertainment Weekly, People, and Rolling Stone. Their next release was for their single “Body Moves” starring model Charlotte McKinney, which has over 25 million views.
Cementing them as one of 2016’s breakout acts, the band took home the win for “Best PUSH Artist” at the 2016 MTV European Music Awards and “Best New Artist” at last year’s MTV Video Music Awards. Recently, the band released their new single called “Kissing Strangers” featuring global superstar Nicki Minaj.
DNCE is frontman Joe Jonas, bassist & keyboardist Cole Whittle, guitarist JinJoo, and drummer Jack Lawless.