We had no doubts that The Weeknd’s Tremendous Bowl halftime present efficiency could be nothing in need of epic, however he took issues one step additional: it was historic. When the 30-year-old singer took the stage at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL, on Sunday, he not solely grew to become the first-ever Canadian to headline solo, however he was additionally the primary performer to not embrace any particular visitors in his efficiency. The rationale for that? There merely wasn’t sufficient time to suit it in with the narrative he wished to inform.
After a 12 months of sporting a closely bruised and bandaged face, The Weeknd lastly appeared as himself, although he nonetheless paid homage to his After Hours character by sporting his signature crimson swimsuit. The R&B crooner delivered arguably among the best performances the Tremendous Bowl has ever seen, which included a medley of his largest hits, comparable to “Starboy,” “Earned It,” and “Blinding Lights.”
His efficiency additionally featured bandaged lookalike dancers, which many in comparison with Jordan Peele’s 2019 movie Us. Though he did not reveal the precise purpose for together with them, The Weeknd beforehand instructed Selection the bandages characterize “the absurd tradition of Hollywood superstar and folks manipulating themselves for superficial causes.”
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The Weeknd’s Tremendous Bowl efficiency comes simply days after he introduced his 2022 After Hours world tour and the discharge of his compilation album, The Highlights. Clearly, The Weeknd’s 2021 is already off to an thrilling begin. Relive his history-making Tremendous Bowl halftime present efficiency above!