The Weeknd is performing on the Fall 2017 World Tour.
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The National Football League announced that The Weeknd will perform during this season's Pepsi
Super Bowl LV halftime show.
The Super Bowl is slated to play on Sunday, February 7, 2021 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay, Florida. According to the NFL, some fans are said to be present.
“We all grow up with the greatest acts in the world playing the Super Bowl, and you can only dream of being in that position. I am humble, honored and thrilled to be the center of this infamous stage this year, ”The Weeknd stated in a press release.
The NFL named The Weeknd an "International Phenom" pop artist in its press release. Pop mates Shakira and Jennifer Lopez performed at the Super Bowl last year.
"We're thrilled to have The Weeknd on the Pepsi Halftime Stage in Tampa Bay," said Brian Rolapp, NFL's chief media and business officer. “The halftime shows have a long history of excellence and creativity and we look forward to seeing what he brings to the Super Bowl LV. ”