The three artists will perform at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas on Sunday, Feb. 11 ahead of the big night, during which Usher will lead the Super Bowl LVIII Halftime Show
Super Bowl LVIII will kick off with a set of pre-game performances from Post Malone, Andra Day, and Reba McEntire. The three artists will perform at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas on Sunday, Feb. 11 ahead of the big night, during which Usher will lead the Apple Music Super Bowl Halftime Show.
McEntire will open the night with a performance of the national anthem, while Malone has taken on the task of delivering “America the Beautiful.” Day will round out the pre-game with her rendition of “Lift Every Voice and Sing.”
Adam Blackstone will produce and arrange McEntire and Day’s performances. The Emmy and Grammy Award-winning musical director previously helmed halftime show performances from Rihanna, Justin Timberlake, Shakira with Jennifer Lopez, and by Dr. Dre featuring Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige, Kendrick Lamar, and 50 cent.
“I’ve learned patience. I’ve learned that it’s bigger sometimes than the music, the corporate of it all,” Blackstone told Rolling Stone last year. “Sometimes we have to alter things to make sure that people are respected, [when it comes to] language and stuff like that. So it is definitely us navigating through the music and through some other things. But I’ve also learned that music helps push culture forward, and we’re literally fitting a concert into the biggest game of the year. Sometimes people end up tuning in just to see that concert, so I’m thankful to be a part of that.”
Malone, McEntire, and Day will have their performances paired with American Sign Language performances. Coda actor Daniel Durant will perform the national anthem, actress and model Anjel Piñero will perform “America the Beautiful,” and actor and choreographer Shaheem Sanchez will perform “Lift Every Voice and Sing.”