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Nickelback to Perform at Halftime of NFL Thanksgiving Game

C Flanigan/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) -- Nickelback will perform during halftime of the Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions Thanksgiving game, according to a statement released Thursday.

The performance will be during the first game of the NFL's Thanksgiving tripleheader. The Packers-Lions game will air on Fox.

“We are honored to perform at the United Way halftime show on Thanksgiving Day,” said Chad Kroeger of Nickelback.  “We always love playing in Detroit, our fans there have been tremendously supportive of us through the years and we can’t wait to come back and celebrate an exciting day for the Lions and the city of Detroit."

Additionally, American Idol season 10 runner-up Lauren Alaina will sing the national anthem at Ford Field.

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