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Dallas Smith, Nikki Yanofsky Headline SiriusXM Grey Cup Kickoff Show

November 6, 2014

TORONTO – The Canadian Football League and SiriusXM Canada are proud to announce that acclaimed Canadian recording artists Dallas Smith and Nikki Yanofsky will perform during the SiriusXM Grey Cup Kickoff Show in Vancouver, British Columbia on Sunday, November 30.

The SiriusXM Grey Cup Kickoff Show, which launches the official start of the 102nd Grey Cup game, begins at 6:00pm ET with an opening performance from country star and British Columbia native Dallas Smith, followed by a bilingual rendition of O’Canada by Universal Music Canada’s platinum selling jazz-pop sensation, Nikki Yanofsky.

The kickoff show will be broadcast live on TSN and RDS and SiriusXM subscribers can also catch all the action starting with the Grey Cup Kickoff Show on SiriusXM channel 167.

“Fans are going to want to be in their seats and in front of their TVs for this year’s kickoff show,” said CFL Commissioner Mark Cohon. “Dallas Smith’s performance will energize the country while the singing of our national anthem by Nikki Yanofsky will unite us all. We are so pleased that they will be featured on Canada’s biggest stage as we get ready to kick off Canada’s biggest game, the Grey Cup.”

“SiriusXM is proud to present the 2014 Grey Cup Kickoff Show in Vancouver, and making it part of our ongoing tradition of promoting and elevating the best emerging Canadian music,” said Paul Cunningham, SVP Sales and Marketing, SiriusXM Canada. “We’re looking forward to Dallas and Nikki bringing CFL and music fans a thrilling opening performance to cap off an exciting season to help make this Championship battle unforgettable.”

“It’s not every day that you get to perform at the Grey Cup,” says Smith. “I’m super excited and honoured to have the chance to kick off the party at home in front of 50,000+ fans – it will be a moment to remember for sure!”