“NFL Kickoff 2013 Presented By Pepsi” to Celebrate Start of the NFL Season and Baltimore Ravens Super Bowl Championship Thursday, September 5

KEITH URBAN TO PERFORM LIVE FROM BALTIMORE’S INNER HARBOR

DANIELLE BRADBERY TO SING NATIONAL ANTHEM IN DENVER
NBC/NFL Network Special on Thursday, Sept. 5, 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. ET

Precedes NFL Kickoff Game:
BALTIMORE RAVENS vs. DENVER BRONCOS

The NFL kicks off its 94th season with a cross-country celebration, “NFL KICKOFF 2013 PRESENTED BY PEPSI” – 7:30 PM ET Thursday, September 5.  Grammy Award-winning singer KEITH URBAN will perform live from a stage floating in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor adjacent to the Maryland Science Center, 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 Baltimore and Denver 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.

Urban’s show, which will feature new music from his September 10 album release FUSE, is part of the celebration that has a little bit of everything – football, fireworks and music — to kick off the 2013 season and to honor the Super Bowl champion Ravens.  This marks the second time that Urban has helped kick off the NFL season.

The show leads into the season opener between the Baltimore Ravens and the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver (NBC, NBCSports.com, Westwood One Radio Sports, 8:30 PM ET). Big Machine Records recording artist and winner of Season 4 of NBC’s “The Voice” DANIELLE BRADBERY will sing the National Anthem live from Denver.

NFL KICKOFF 2013 will be executive produced by RICKY KIRSHNER, the Executive Producer of the Super Bowl pregame and halftime shows, and directed by GREGG GELFAND.

In addition to presenting sponsor Pepsi, top tier sponsors for the NFL’s Kickoff platform include Bridgestone, Bud Light, GMC, Lenovo, Microsoft, Snickers, Verizon and Visa.

Media may visit www.nflmedia.com to apply for credentials to cover “NFL Kickoff 2013.”  The credential deadline is Thursday, August 22.

For official Keith Urban news and “Light The Fuse Tour 2013” ticket information go to www.keithurban.net.

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