Joss Stone, one of Britain’s leading female vocalists, will perform the pre-game show at the NFL’s third International Series game at Wembley Stadium on Sunday, 9 November when the Jacksonville Jaguars host the Dallas Cowboys.
A double BRIT Award winner and Grammy Award winner, Joss will perform before the 6.00pm kickoff of the eleventh NFL regular-season game to be played in London since the International Series began in 2007.
Her pre-game show will conclude with No Man’s Land – Green Fields of France, the official Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal single, which she recorded with guitarist Jeff Beck. The performance will highlight the NFL’s partnership with the Legion for Remembrance with the Legion’s iconic poppy logo also being displayed on the players’ uniforms and helmets and various fundraising activities taking place around the game on behalf of the Poppy Appeal.
“We are very excited that Joss Stone will be performing before the final game of our Wembley season”, said Alistair Kirkwood, Managing Director of NFLUK. “Her pregame show will be one of the highlights of a very special day and I am sure that the performance of ‘No Man’s Land’ will be a memorable and poignant moment for fans in the stadium and those watching at home.”
Fans at the game should be in their seats by 5.30pm to enjoy the pregame show in its entirety and in order to fully participate in honouring Remembrance Sunday.
Joss Stone, owner of one of most distinctive voices in British music, rose to fame in 2003 with the multi-platinum album ‘The Soul Sessions’. Following the 2004 release of ‘Mind, Body and Soul’ she won the 2005 BRIT Awards for Best Female Vocal Artist and Best Urban Act. Having previously been nominated three times, she won her first Grammy Award in 2007 for Best R&B Performance by Vocal Duo or Group for ‘Family Affair’ with John Legend and Van Hunt.
She currently has six album releases to her name, including four consecutive top 10 entries on the Billboard 200 in the US, with a seventh due to be released next spring.
Previous pre-game artists in the International Series have been: The Feeling (2007), Stereophonics (2008), Calvin Harris (2009), Goo-Goo Dolls (2010), My Chemical Romance (2011), Train (2012), Tinie Tempah (2013), NE-YO (2013), Def Leppard (2014), Little Mix (2014).
The US national anthem, ‘The Star Spangled Banner’ will be sung before the game by Grammy Award-winner Michelle Williams of Destiny’s Child, one of the most successful female vocal groups in music history. She previously performed the US national anthem before the 2010 International Series game at Wembley.
The UK national anthem will be sung by best-selling soprano Laura Wright, who has performed ‘God Save The Queen’ at each of the International Series games this season.
The Jaguars-Cowboys game will kick off at 6.00 pm UK time (1.00pm ET) and will be aired live in the UK on Channel 4 and Sky Sports and in the US on FOX.