The Seattle Seahawks have booked Alice in Chains to perform at halftime against the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship game this weekend. The band is local to Seattle and was a core part of the city’s grunge rock movement in the early 1990s, making it a logical hometown choice for the game. The Seahawks are attempting to win their second consecutive Super Bowl, but need to defeat the Packers in order to get to the big game.
Alice in Chains is best known for hit songs like “Rooster” and “Would?” and saw its popularity rise alongside fellow Seattle groups like Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and Soundgarden. Layne Staley, the primary singer for Alice in Chains, passed away more than a decade ago as a result of longtime drug addiction. The band regrouped five years ago with original lead guitarist and co-vocalist Jerry Cantrell taking on more lead vocals, along with the addition of new vocalist William DuVall.
The NFC Championship game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Green Bay Packers takes place this Sunday in Seattle with a kickoff time of 12 noon local pacific time, 3:00pm eastern time. Alice in Chains will perform during halftime at approximately 1:30pm local time, 4:30pm eastern time.