Britney Spears will unveil at least two new songs when she rings in this year’s football season along with Mary J. Blige, Aretha Franklin and other performers.
Prior to the September 4 game between the New York Jets and Washington Redskins, Spears will perform a concert for the NFL Kickoff Weekend in Washington, D.C., the NFL announced Monday.
While Spears hasn’t figured out the breakdown of her set yet, she’s expected to sing three to four songs, including at least two new ones, her spokesperson said. Aretha Franklin will sing the national anthem.
Last year Bon Jovi kicked off the festivities with a traffic-stopping Times Square concert before the Giants’ game against the San Francisco 49ers (see “Bon Jovi, Enrique Iglesias Set For NFL Tailgate Concert In NYC” ), and this year’s concert promises to be an even larger affair.
The second annual football and music festival, which will take place at the National Mall, will salute America’s military and other public servants. More than 20,000 troops and their families are expected to attend the event, while more than 800,000 servicemen and women in 165 countries are expected to watch on TV.
Meanwhile, Spears is working on plans for a TV show of her own. Negotiations are ongoing for the singer to executive produce a daily syndicated talk show, which she would occasionally appear on, her spokesperson said. The format would likely use elements from news-magazine programs as well as traditional talk shows. Spears, however, will not be hosting, and no other host has been selected yet.
“NFL Kickoff Live From the National Mall” will be televised live on ABC at 8 p.m., leading up to the season opener between the Jets and the Redskins at Landover, Maryland’s FedEx Field. The one-hour concert will air on the West Coast after the game.