The Weeknd Performs at Super Bowl LV Halftime Show

Written by on February 7, 2021

The Starboy goes to the Tremendous Bowl.

The Weeknd joined Beyoncé, Bruno Mars, and Michael Jackson, turning into the most recent artist to headline the Pepsi Tremendous Bowl Halftime Present on Sunday (Feb. 7). The Toronto famous person turned Tampa into Sin Metropolis for the 14-minute hit-filled extravaganza that kicked off within the stands at Raymond James Stadium, the place the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs confronted off towards the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Tremendous Bowl LV.

As “Name Out My Title” echoed all through the stadium, the stage parted earlier than Abel Tesfaye emerged in his signature After Hours purple blazer for a clear model of his 2016 smash “Starboy.” Backed by a choir wearing white robes, he continued with “The Hills.”

The 30-year-old crooner then went backstage for “Can’t Really feel My Face” as bandaged-faced dancers joined him in a glowing hall because the digicam spun circles round him. Fireworks lit up the night time sky as The Weeknd powered by his Daft Punk-assisted hit “I Really feel It Coming” and “Save Your Tears” earlier than being joined by an orchestra for “Earned It.”

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For the explosive finale, he introduced the present to the sector. A military of bandage and blazer-wearing dancers marched alongside The Weeknd as he closed out his Tremendous Bowl spectacular along with his No. 1 hit “Blinding Lights.”

Previous to the Tremendous Bowl, The Weeknd revealed that he spent a further $7 million of his personal cash on the blockbuster efficiency. He was additionally aware of delivering a family-friendly present on the most important stage on this planet.

“I undoubtedly need to be respectful to the viewers at dwelling,” he informed studies throughout a pre-game press convention. “I’ll nonetheless incorporate a few of the storyline. It’s a really cohesive story I’ve been telling all through this period and all through this 12 months. So the story will proceed, however undoubtedly we’ll hold it PG for the households. I’ll attempt my finest.”

The present obtained rave opinions from his legions of followers and well-known associates together with Drake, who cheered on his fellow Canadian whereas watching at dwelling. “Massive second for town!!!!” Drizzy wrote on Instagram.

The Weeknd will convey his reside present to an enviornment close to you when his “After Hours Tour” kicks off subsequent 12 months. The 104-date world trek commences Jan. 14, 2022 in Vancouver and wraps Nov. 16, 2022 in London.

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