On Feb. 7, the Kansas City Chiefs will play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Super Bowl 55. For those more excited about the musical entertainment, The Weeknd will be performing the famous Super Bowl halftime show. Here’s how to watch The Weeknd’s Pepsi Super Bowl LV Halftime Show.
The Weeknd is headlining the Super Bowl halftime show
Leading up to the Pepsi Super Bowl LV Halftime Show, The Weeknd held a press conference to discuss the upcoming performance.
“Due to Covid and for the safety of the players and workers, we kind of built the stage within the stadium,” The Weeknd said according to NBC News. “We’re also using the field as well, but we wanted to do something that we’ve never done before. But I’m not gonna tell you anything else because you’ll have to watch on Sunday.”
The singer cited past Super Bowl halftime performances as his inspiration.
“Diana Ross is my favorite performance so I watched her over and over again. I loved Prince’s obviously, Michael Jackson, Beyoncé —they’re all amazing, but Diana is definitely my favorite,” he said.
How to watch The Weeknd’s halftime show
Super Bowl 55 is set to kick off at 6:30 p.m. EST and 3:30 p.m. PST. Typically, the Super Bowl halftime show takes place about two hours after the football game begins.
If this holds true for Super Bowl 55, the Super Bowl halftime show will take place between 8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. EST and 5 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. PST. The performance is being held at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla.
The football game and halftime show will be broadcast on CBS. According to NFL.com, fans without the channel can stream the broadcast on the NFL App, Yahoo! Sports App, and CBS Sports App. The game will also be available to stream on live TV options like YouTube TV and Hulu with Live TV.
For those who miss the live performance, the NFL sometimes posts snippets of the halftime show on its official YouTube channel after the broadcast finishes airing.
What to expect from the Super Bowl 2021 halftime show
The Weeknd released his album After Hours on March 20, 2020. The album’s music videos feature interconnecting storylines, and some of the videos incorporate bloody imagery. In his press conference, The Weeknd said that his performance would be appropriate for all viewers.
“I definitely want to be respectful to the viewers at home. I will still incorporate some of the storyline [from the videos] — it’s a very cohesive story I’m telling throughout this year, so the story will continue, but we definitely will keep it PG-[rated] for the families. I’ll do my best,” he said according to NBC News.
While The Weeknd did not confirm his planned setlist, After Hours featured multiple singles including “Blinding Lights,” “Heartless,” and “Save Your Tears.” Over the years, the singer has released the hit songs “Earned It,” “The Hills,” “Can’t Feel My Face,” and “Starboy.”