What to Know
- Shawn Mendes will perform during the pregame show for the Eagles season kickoff in Philadelphia on Sept. 6.
- The performance will take place at 6 p.m. on Penn's Landing. It will be part of the NFL Kickoff Experience that's open to the public.
- The Eagles will take on the Atlanta Falcons and it will be televised on NBC10.
"Something Big" is coming to Philadelphia this September to help kickoff the Philadelphia Eagles and NFL's 2018 season: pop superstar Shawn Mendes.
Mendes, the 19-year-old multi-platinum Canadian singer and songwriter, will perform in the NBC pregame show ahead of the Eagles' Sept. 6 match up against the Atlanta Falcons at Lincoln Financial Field.
The game will serve as the official start to the 2018 NFL season. It historically features the reigning Super Bowl champions playing on their home field.
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The Eagles are expected to hoist the Super Bowl victory banner during the pregame festivities.
Mendes' will perform at 6 p.m. on Penn's Landing near Market Street and Columbus Boulevard. The concert will be televised in the 7 p.m. hour on NBC10 as part of the 2018 NFL Kickoff Driven by Hyundai pregame show.
The concert was announced Thursday night during NBC's coverage of the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.
In 2014 at age 15, Mendes barreled onto the U.S. music scene with "Life of the Party." Thanks to the teen's strong social media following, the single shot to the top 25 of the Billboard Hot 100 — a first for an artist so young.
He's since served up hits like "Stitches," "Something Big," "Mercy" and "There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back." The official music video for "Stitches" has been viewed more than 1 billion times on YouTube.
In addition to the concert, the NFL will host a daylong Kickoff Experience featuring 15 games and attractions including photo ops with NFL legends and the Vince Lombardi trophy. The event and concert is open to the public on a first come, first serve basis, organizers said.
NBC's pregame show starts at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 6. Kickoff is set for 8:10 p.m.