It’s lit. Following previous headliners together with Justin Timberlake, Lady Gaga, and Beyoncé, Maroon 5 made historical past as the most recent act to headline the Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show at Super Bowl LIII on Sunday (Feb. three) with particular company Travis Scott and Big Boi.
Emerging on an enormous M-shaped stage at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, the Grammy-winning band kicked off the 13-minute efficiency with their Songs About Jane hit “Harder to Breathe” earlier than persevering with with “This Love.”
Frontman Adam Levine devoted the efficiency to the group’s late supervisor, Jordan Feldstein. “This one’s for you, Jordy,” he stated in the beginning.
SpongeBob SquarePants and his associates from Bikini Bottom, together with Patrick and Squidward, led a marching band to intro Travis, who crashed onto the sphere in a burning meteor. Donning leather-based pants and his personal Air Jordan 6 sneakers, Young LaFlame ignited the stage with an explosive efficiency of “Sicko Mode.”
He then joined Levine for a rock mashup of the chart-topping Astroworld hit earlier than exiting the stage by diving backwards into the group.
Maroon 5 continued with “Girls Like You,” full with a gospel choir, and slowed issues down with “She Will Be Loved.”
ATL’s personal Big Boi rolled onto the sphere in type at the back of an old-fashioned Cadillac to “Kryptonite.” Rocking a fur coat, the OutKast legend carried out “The Way You Move” with some assist from Sleepy Brown. Levine joined in, carrying an “ATLiens” bomber.
Stripping off his shirt, a tatted Levine closed out the medley with a pair of Maroon 5 classics, “Sugar” and “Moves Like Jagger,” whereas enjoying a scorching pink guitar.
There was controversy main as much as the halftime efficiency. Many artists together with Rihanna, Cardi B, and JAY-Z reportedly turned down the gig in help of Colin Kaepernick, who was drummed out of the NFL for kneeling.
Travis, who kicked off the second leg of his “Astroworld: Wish You Were Here” tour final month, donated $500,000 in partnership with the NFL to social justice accelerator Dream Corps.