Train Opens NFC Championship Game

It was a wet concert for train on Sunday.

Sunday, Jan 22, 2012  |  Updated 3:37 PM PDT
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Donte Whitner #31 of the San Francisco 49ers is introduced to the fans before the start of the Divisional Playoffs against the New Orleans Saints at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. The 49ers won the game 36-32. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

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The Bay Area rock band Journey's song "Don't Stop Believin'"  became a rally anthem for the San Francisco Giants on the team's ascent to  victory in 2010.
   

But with an announcement from the San Francisco 49ers today,  perhaps another Bay Area-based band can do the same for the football team at  Sunday's NFC Championship game.    
Team officials announced today that Bay Area pop rock trio Train  will perform on the field as part of the pre-game entertainment extravaganza.
   
The Grammy Award-winning band, which was founded in 1994, will  perform its popular song "Save Me San Francisco" prior to the game.
   
Other award-winning performers at the championship game include  Kristin Chenoweth and Brad Paisley, who will perform the National Anthem and  the halftime show, respectively.
   
The 49ers will host the New York Giants at 3:30 p.m. at the  sold-out game at Candlestick Park. The game's victor will advance to Super  Bowl XLVI, which will be played in Indianapolis on Feb. 5.

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