Super Bowl Halftime Show 2019 Live,The Super Bowl LIII Halftime Show will take place on February 3, 2019 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, as part of Super Bowl LIII. It will be headlined by U.S. pop group Maroon 5.
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When the NFL formally revealed Maroon 5 will be performing at the Super Bowl 53 halftime show, it invited … less than favorable reviews.
The announcement came after months of speculation that the pop rock band would be headlining the show in 2019. But with Atlanta hosting this year’s Super Bowl, many thought the league would select an artist who represents the area’s deep roots in rap, hip hop and R&B.
As a result, the decision to go with Maroon 5 garnered a polarizing response from the public. The NFL attempted to offset the criticism by inviting rappers Travis Scott and Big Boi, an Atlanta native, to perform alongside Adam Levine and Co., but both artists were facing pressure to decline in a show of solidarity with former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who is involved in a high-profile collusion case against the league. Nonetheless, the show will go on.
The NFL’s premier event has featured some of the biggest names in music overs the years, and Maroon 5 will join that exclusive club come Feb. 3, for better or worse.
Other artists considered for the Super Bowl 53 halftime show
In October, Billboard reported that at least three artists declined invitations to perform at halftime of Super Bowl 53. Those who passed on the opportunity include Rihanna, Pink and Cardi B. Rihanna refused as a sign of support for Colin Kaepernick, whose protest of racial and social inequality has been a focal point of discussion in the NFL for more than two years.
While Cardi B is featured in one of Maroon 5’s latest songs, the singer will reportedly not make an appearance. She, too, has voiced support for Kaepernick in the past, most recently at the 2017 MTV VMAs.
Pink sang the national anthem at the Super Bowl in 2018 and was in negotiations to perform at halftime of Super Bowl 53, but she ultimately dropped out due to reported contractual complications.
The nation will be watching when the Super Bowl halftime show starts on Feb. 3 — and not just out of a desire to be entertained. This year’s big game takes place in Atlanta, which is a predominantly black city known as a “Black Mecca” after being declared as such by Ebony Magazine in the ’70s. Given that setting and the backing of the NFL, it’s impossible not to think of former NFL player Colin Kaepernick, who was seemingly blackballed in from the league after he started kneeling during the National Anthem during games as a means of peaceful protest against America’s treatment of people of color. Because of these issues, a number of artists reportedly turned down the halftime show, and the 2019 Super Bowl halftime performers are in a vulnerable spot come Sunday. Here’s everything you need to know about the show, before it airs.