The Washington Capitals released their Reverse Retro 2.0 jersey nearly two weeks ago. But there’s a lot more to this year’s retro design than new sweaters.
The Capitals are hosting four special giveaways at games where the team wears black alternates. Along with that, the Capitals have planned a ’90s-themed concert at the 9:30 Club. The venue’s longtime owner, Seth Hurwitz, is a huge Caps fan.
The ‘Rock the Retro Concert’ will take place on November 21st. The team encourages fans to wear ’90s-inspired outfits and retro gear for the show. 90s DC band, White Ford Broncowill be the headliner of the show.
WHO IS READY FOR A SCREAMING GOOD TIME⁉️
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) November 1, 2022
White Ford Bronco plays throughout the region – recent shows have taken place at The Bullpen, Union Stage and The Hamilton Live – and plays ’90s music in alternative, pop, rock, R&B and country genres.
Doors to the concert open at 7 p.m. and select Capitals players will be in attendance. Elliot in the morning Elliot Segal, who is also a huge Caps fan, will host the evening.
Tickets are $25. Everyone who purchases a ticket and attends will receive a free Reverse Retro t-shirt with the original design. The Capitals gave RMNB a preview of the design to share with fans.
Here is the press release provided by the Capitals:
Capitals to Host Rock the Retro Concert Presented by FTX at 9:30 Club on November 21
Arlington, Va. – The Washington Capitals today announced the Rock the Retro Concert Presented by FTX, which will take place at the 9:30 Club in Washington, DC on November 21. Tickets for the concert, which features ’90s tribute band White Ford Bronco, are now available through TicketMaster.com. The concert celebrates the Capitals recently launched the retro black reverse jersey inspired by the Capitals 1995 jersey.
Tickets are $25 and include a free Reverse Retro t-shirt that can be redeemed at the concert. Fans are encouraged to wear ’90s-inspired outfits and retro gear for the show. Doors open at 7 p.m. and select Capitals players will be in attendance. The concert will be hosted by Elliot in Morning’s Elliot Segal.
Located at 9th and V Streets, NW in Washington, DC, the 9:30 Club is the inimitable place where bands yearn to play and music fans love to attend. Now in its forty-second year, it is a destination for locals and people across the country and is the busiest club if its size in the world. Legends such as Bob Dylan, Dolly Parton, Al Green, Willie Nelson and James Brown have graced the stage; newly discovered artists like Lizzo and Billie Eilish, and arena artists looking for an intimate club piece like Adele, Foo Fighters, Pink, Justin Timberlake, the Smashing Pumpkins, Green Day and Fall Out Boy. The 9:30 Club has won multiple Top Club awards from Billboard, Rolling Stone and Pollstar.
White Ford Bronco, DC’s ’90s band, is described as equal parts a rowdy wedding reception, the last night of a Dewey Beach vacation weekend, and a dance party to a retro radio playlist. White Ford Bronco plays all types of 90s music across Alternative, Pop, Rock, R&B and Country. The band is on Instagram @whitefordbronco and fans can visit http://www.whitefordbronco.com for upcoming shows and events.
The Capitals unveiled the new Reverse Retro 2022 ADIZERO jersey on October 20. It will be worn for seven games during the 2022-23 season and is reminiscent of the Capitals jerseys introduced in 1995, with a blue, black and gunmetal color scheme and the Capitol Building on the shoulder. The blue, black and gunmetal color scheme with the howling eagle was first introduced by the Capitals on June 22, 1995. This year’s Reverse Retro jersey is a marriage of the Capitals’ first-ever third jersey, which became the road jersey in 2000, and the original renamed team jerseys with the howling eagle.
2022-23 marks the first season, the mostly black jersey will have the howling eagle with a dimensional crest treatment on it. The Howling Eagle was most recently introduced with the red color scheme in 2020 as the team’s first Reverse Retro jersey. The screaming eagle attacking downward is meant to evoke the energy, power and speed of an eagle, which was selected because of its symbolic status as the national bird of the United States. The shoulder patch depicts the Capital building in front of two crossed hockey sticks. The logo was completed with two stars in the background and a hockey puck nestled between the blades of the sticks.
Additionally, the neckline of this year’s Reverse Retro jersey is an ode to captain Alex Ovechkin’s rookie year, with 2005 written on it. The reboot also features symmetrical stripes and a custom unconventional player name and number font system with bold new colors – Capital Blue and Metallic Copper.