Toronto Declares ‘The Weeknd Day’ on Super Bowl Sunday

The Weeknd

Other Canadians who have performed at the Super Bowl include actor Dan Aykroyd, who reprised his famous Blues Brothers character in 1997, and country singer Shania Twain, who rocked the big game in 2003.

Ahead of Sunday’s matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, The Weeknd revealed that he plans to buck recent tradition and go it alone during his 2021 Pepsi Super Bowl LV halftime performance.

“I’ve been reading a lot of rumors,” the singer told the NFL Network while discussing whether he’ll have any special guests on stage. “There wasn’t any room to fit it in the narrative and the story I was telling in the performance. So, there’s no special guests, no.”

In a recent Billboard cover story, The Weekend’s manager Wassim “Sal” Slaiby said the artist fronted $7 million of his own money to “make this halftime show be what he envisioned.” But the “Blinding Lights” singer won’t let up on any details regarding his vision, besides the fact that he and his team “built the stage within the stadium” and are “also using the field.”

Super Bowl LV takes place at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla.

See the City of Toronto’s full statement about The Weeknd Day below.

Source: News | Billboard

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