Acts for the halftime Super Bowl LIII show have finally been officially announced, but it seems the NFL has had to work hard to convince some of them to happen.
Sunday, the league has confirmed Maroon 5 will be at the half-time show at the Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta on February 3rd, supported by Travis Scott and Big Boi.
Scott would have agreed to join the show only after the NFL committed to donate funds to a charity. according to Display panel, the 26-year-old and the league donated $ 500,000 to The Dream Corps.
Founded by Van Jones, a contributor to CNN, the organization describes itself as a "social enterprise and incubator" supporting a host of causes in various sectors, from education and technology to the protection of business. # 39; environment.
One of the organization's projects, # cut50, is supported by personalities such as Golden State Warriors goaltender Stephen Curry and Hollywood stars Jesse Williams and Ed Norton.
"I know being an artist can inspire," said Billboard's Scott, "so before confirming the Super Bowl performance at half-time, I made sure to work with the NFL for this important donation."
The Grammy-nominated artist will join Maroon 5 in the half-time show, after many other stars have chosen to turn down the opportunity to perform each year in the most-watched TV event in the United States.
In October, actress Amy Schumer urged artists to reject any offer to perform next month in Atlanta during NFL treatment Colin Kaepernick and other players who have supported the kneeling protests of the former San Francisco 49er player against social injustice.
In the same month, We weekly and Rolling stone the two reported that Rihanna had refused to perform in Atlanta because of her support for Kaepernick, who has since filed a grievance against the 32 NFL owners for collusion in an attempt to keep him out of the league . Entertainment Tonight reported that Pink had also joined the list of artists who turned down NFL advances.
Following the stall of bands and singers, the saga surrounding the choice of Maroon 5 as the main title has lasted for months.
In September, Variety first announced the news that the band would be performing in Atlanta, a report later confirmed by The New York Times, Rolling stone and Display panel.
However, the official confirmation was far from being announced. Adam Levine, leader of the Maroon 5 group refused to confirm whether the group had accepted the concert, saying The Ellen DeGeneres show in November, the rumor was only speculation.
Two weeks later, Levine said Variety it was "Still formulating many things", while a petition asking the group to withdraw from the event was launched the same month and received nearly 85,000 signatures at the time of writing.
the two teams that will participate in the Super Bowl LIII will be designated Sunday, when the New Orleans Saints welcome the Los Angeles Rams in the NFC Championship game, before the New England Patriots travel to Kansas City to face the Chiefs in the AFC Championship game.
On October 7, 2018, American rapper Travis Scott performs at the ACL Music Festival at Zilker Park in Austin. Suzanne Cordeiro / AFP / Getty Images