Half time shows may be a tradition for fans of American football but the Super Bowl Half Time Show 2019 appears to be one of the most controversial in the history of the National Football League (NFL). While thousands of the Football fans have the golden opportunity to view the game and the Super Bowl half time show live, over a million others watch the entertainment from their respective viewing channels.
The Super Bowl remains one of the most-watched annual events on Television in the United States. The Super Bowl LIII halftime show, as in other years, creates a link to pop culture in a way that interests millions of viewers across the states of America. The Super Bowl LI halftime show which took place at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas in 2017, was reportedly the NFL’s most watched and most-rated musical event of all-time. The show had the unconventional singer and songwriter, Lady Gaga, as its headlining performer. The likes of Justin Timberlake, Coldplay, Bruno Mars, Beyonce, Katy Perry, Madonna, and many others have taken center stage at the annual event and the show for 2019 was definitely not an exception. Find out more about the Super Bowl Half Time Show 2019 including the list of performers date, time and many more.
Super Bowl Half Time Show 2019: List of Performers
As has been the tradition of the NFL Super Bowls, the Super Bowl Half Time Show 2019 musical event has its official headliner and special guests. As Justin Timberlake was the headline performer at the Super Bowl 2018 half time show, Maroon 5 was picked as the headline performer for the Super Bowl Half Time show 2019. The pop-rock band was selected after the show’s organizers underwent an unfamiliar challenge with a good number of star artists being unwilling to perform in the show. According to reports, music icons like Rihanna and Cardi B were part of those who refused to perform at the Super Bowl Half Time Show 2019. Their refusal to perform was in support of Colin Kaepernick, the controversial and star quarterback who is reportedly in a dispute with the NFL for refusing to stand for the U.S national anthem in his protest at police brutality against racial minorities.
Maroon 5 – Headline Performer
Maroon 5 is a popular American pop rock and Grammy-winning band based in Los Angeles. The band has Adam Levine as its lead vocalist, Jesse Carmichael as its keyboardist and rhythm guitarist, Mickey Madden as its bassist, lead guitarist – James Valentine, keyboardist – PJ Morton, multi-instrumentalist – Sam Farrar and Matt Flynn, the group’s drummer. The band which started in their high school was originally known in 1994 as Kara’s Flowers. Today, they have become popular for hit songs like Moves Like Jagger and Payphone.
Travis Scott, whose real name is Jacques Berman Webster II, is a well-known American rapper, singer, producer, and songwriter best known for his self-released mixtape titled Owl Pharaoh. Scott is a native of Houston, Texas but he grew up in Missouri City and he attended the University of Texas San Antonio. His successful rap career has earned him a massive recognition in the entertainment industry. He has associated with the likes of Drake, Kanye West, Rihanna, Big Sean, and Jay Z, among others.
Antwan André Patton, who is best known by his stage name Big Boi, is a rapper from Savannah, Georgia, U.S.A. He is also known for being part of the popular American hip hop duo – Outkast. The Atlanta-native released his first solo album, Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty, in 2007. His follow-up album, Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors, was released in 2012 and his third and latest album, Boomiverse, was released in April 2017. Currently, Big Boi is signed to Hitco Music.
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While the Super Bowl LIII Halftime Show struggled to add to its list of presenters, there were also reports that Maroon 5, was being pressured to decline from appearing at the event. Even the rappers – Travis Scott and Big Boi – who had also agreed to feature in the big event had also been reportedly pressured by the likes of Jay-Z and several civil rights groups to withdraw. However, Gladys Knight, who is also known as the “Empress of Soul, was chosen to sing the national anthem at prestigious Super Bowl show.
Super Bowl Half Time Show 2019 – Start Time and Date
The Super Bowl half-time show 2019 took place on February 3, 2019, at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium located in Atlanta, Georgia. While the game’s kickoff was scheduled for 6:30 p.m. ET., fans expected the game to begin around 7 p.m after all pregame programs and the national anthem has been concluded. Depending on the timezone, the Super Bowl began at 6:30 p.m. EST/3:30 p.m. PST. The show was broadcasted on CBS and streaming on CBSSports.com.