The Weeknd will carry out on the Pepsi Tremendous Bowl LV Halftime Present in February 2021, it’s been introduced.
The artist, who launched his fourth album ‘After Hours‘ this 12 months, will headline the occasion broadcast by CBS from Raymond James Stadium, Florida on February 7.
Abel Tesfaye (aka The Weeknd) follows within the footsteps of Beyoncé, Coldplay, Bruno Mars, Madonna, Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake, Lady Gaga and others performing on the annual American soccer championship sport.
“All of us develop up watching the world’s largest acts enjoying the Tremendous Bowl and one can solely dream of being in that place. I’m humbled, honoured and ecstatic to be the centre of that notorious stage this 12 months,” mentioned The Weeknd.
The Weeknd. CREDIT: Steven Ferdman/WireImage
The NFL is having to cut back the occasion as a result of coronavirus pandemic. Solely 20 per cent of the seats at Raymond James Stadium will probably be crammed with viewers members.
As The New York Times writes, in most years the halftime present is about up by a whole lot of people that run onto the sphere to construct the stage. Then a whole lot of followers, who’re chosen upfront, usually rush out to the stage to cheer.
Jay-Z, founding father of Roc Nation leisure which is producing the present with DPS, mentioned: “The Weeknd has launched a sound all his personal. His soulful uniqueness has outlined a brand new era of greatness in music and artistry. That is a unprecedented second in time and the Pepsi Tremendous Bowl LV Halftime Present goes to be a unprecedented expertise with a unprecedented performer.”
Brian Rolapp, NFL Chief Media and Enterprise Officer, added: “We’re thrilled to have The Weeknd be part of us in Tampa Bay on the Pepsi Halftime Stage. Halftime Present performances have a historical past of excellence and creativity and we stay up for seeing what he’ll carry to Tremendous Bowl LV.”