Adele Reportedly In Talks To Headline Super Bowl 2017 Halftime Show
Wed, 10 Aug 2016 11:03:18
Adele is reportedly in talks to headline the Super Bowl halftime show in 2017.
The multi award winning singer is said to be discussing a performance during the NFL event, which takes place at the NRG Stadium in Houston TX, on February 5th next year.
British tabloid, The Sun, reports that the only thing stopping Adele from agreeing to the performance is her stage nerves. In 2015 global viewing figures for the final game of the American Football season were 111.9 million, and in 2014 a reported 114.4 million people tuned in to watch the event. According to the paper, the NFL has offered to let her be joined by her friend Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic, to help with any issue in regard to anxiety.
Adele's stage fright is somewhat well documented. In an interview with NPR in 2015 she said "With my stage fright, I just don't want to let people down," adding, "I get fidgety, I moan, I complain, I try to escape, I try to get out."
The Super Bowl takes place just one week before the GRAMMY Awards, an event at which Adele has become somewhat of a fixture.
The 2016 Super Bowl halftime show featured performances from three of the biggest acts in music. Coldplay, Bruno Mars, and Beyonce all performed singularly, then came together to perform Mark Ronson and Mars' hit "Uptown Funk".
—The ARTISTdirect Staff
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