Details of the 2014 NFL KIckoff show at CenturyLink Field prior to Seattle’s opening game against Green Bay were announced tonight. The press release with details is below:
The NFL kicks off its 95th season with “2014 NFL KICKOFF PRESENTED BY XBOX” – 7:30 PM ET Thursday, September 4. Grammy Award-winning singer, song-writer and producer PHARRELL WILLIAMS will perform live outside of CenturyLink Field in Seattle, it was announced Sunday night during NBC’s national broadcast of the annual NFL/Hall of Fame Game.
Simulcast coverage of the 60-minute pregame show from Seattle will air from 7:30 – 8:30 PM ET on NBC and NFL Network. The live pregame broadcast also will be available via NFL Mobile from Verizon.
Seattle-natives and Grammy Award-winning band SOUNDGARDEN will kick off the free event with a performance in front of their hometown fans with a portion of the performance broadcast live on NFL Network.
The show leads into the season opener between the Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field in Seattle (NBC, NBCSports.com, Westwood One Radio Sports, 8:30 PM ET). Award-winning singer and actress ARIANA GRANDE will sing the National Anthem.
The musical performances are part of the celebration to kick off the 2014 season and to honor the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks. This is the 13th consecutive Kickoff celebration to start the season and the 10th time the NFL has saluted the Super Bowl champions with the opening game in their stadium on a Thursday in primetime.