Super Bowl Halftime Headliner – Who Is It and Who Should It Be?
Although it is yet to be determined which teams will play in Super Bowl 55 we now know who will be performing at the game. According to NFL.com, GRAMMY-nominated artists Eric Church and Jazmine Sullivan are set to pair up for the first time to sing the National Anthem as part of Super Bowl LV pregame festivities. While Grammy-award winning artist, H.E.R., will offer her rendition of America the Beautiful.
On Tuesday January 12th the NFL announced that The Weeknd will headline the Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show from Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida on Sunday February 7th. The Weeknd joins an illustrious list of Super Bowl Halftime performers but it has been over a decade since a Rock artist headlined the event. Here are some of the Rock artists that have headlined in the past.
- U2 - Super Bowl 36, New Orleans, Louisiana - 2002
- Paul McCartney - Super Bowl 39, Jacksonville, Florida - 2005
- Rolling Stones - Super Bowl 40, Detroit, Michigan - 2006
- Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Super Bowl 42, Glendale, Arizona - 2008
- Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band - Super Bowl 43 - Tampa, Florida - 2009
- The Who - Super Bowl 44 - Miami, Florida - 2010
Here is MY list of Rock artists that have yet to headline but I believe they could and should.
- AC/DC - No Rock band is enjoying as much success as AC/DC coming out of 2020.
- Guns N' Roses - Now that Slash, Axl and Duff are getting along there are very few American Rock bands with their potential set list of familiar songs.
- Foo Fighters - They are the Dallas Cowboys of Rock, America's band.
- Bon Jovi - They were the Dallas Cowboys of Rock. Get Richie Sambora back in the band and this is a no brainer.
- Metallica - They would have been perfect for the 2016 Super Bowl held in the Bay Area plus how great would it be to see a Metal band at halftime of the Super Bowl?
Super Bowl 55 will be televised on CBS on Sunday February 7th.
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