[lastfm]Dave Matthews Band[/lastfm] have signed on to perform at the NFL kick-off special on September 9. The performance will take place in New Orleans’ Jackson Square and will lead up to the league’s opening game between the New Orleans Saints and the Minnesota Vikings.
Matthews and company are currently on the road supporting their 2009 album, Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King. The offering debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 and was nominated for two Grammy Awards.
In addition to a set from DMB, fans will also enjoy a performance by country phenom [lastfm]Taylor Swift[/lastfm]. The special is set to air at 7:30 PM Eastern Time on NBC.
Previous kick-off concert headliners include [lastfm]Keith Urban[/lastfm], the [lastfm]Black Eyed Peas[/lastfm], [lastfm]Usher[/lastfm] and [lastfm]Tim McGraw[/lastfm].