Massachusetts singer/songwriter James Taylor will perform the national anthem before Game 1 of the World Series, he said Monday.
The Red Sox and Dodgers open the series at Fenway Park on Tuesday.
Taylor made the announcement on Twitter.
Exciting news: James will be singing the national anthem at Game 1 of the #WorldSeries TOMORROW at @FenwayPark! Catch it live at 7:56pm ET on https://t.co/0O33AM4LuQ. @Michael_Ivins courtesy of Boston @RedSox#JT #JamesTaylor #RedSox pic.twitter.com/a9dzgJ1trh— James Taylor (@JamesTaylor_com) October 22, 2018
He also performed the anthem before Game 2 of the 2013 World Series.
Taylor, born in Boston, is a Red Sox fan. His 2015 song, “Angels of Fenway’’ is an ode to the Olde Towne Team.