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Canucks fans vote for indie band

By Tyler Orton, 24 Hours Vancouver

Japandroids, Brian King (left) and David Prowse. (SUBMITTED)

Japandroids, Brian King (left) and David Prowse. (SUBMITTED)

Local hockey fans have voted overwhelmingly in favour of the little guy following a David and Goliath battle over which Vancouver rock band’s tune will ring out through Rogers Arena for two Canucks games.

Acclaimed summer anthem The House That Heaven Built by local indie rockers Japandroids will pump through the arena as the Canucks take to the ice, temporarily replacing U2’s Where the Streets Have No Name.

Voting for the Project NU2 contest wrapped early Wednesday morning as the official Canucks Twitter account announced the drum-and-guitar duo had taken the most votes “by a long shot.”

Less than two weeks ago, however, the Canucks tweeted out that Burn it to the Ground by ever-popular and critically derided Nickelback — also based out of Vancouver — and Guns N' Roses’ Welcome to the Jungle were in a neck-and-neck tie.


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