Super Bowl halftime shows


Super Bowl halftime shows

The following is a list of Super Bowl halftime shows. Due to the large number of viewers that the Super Bowl generates, a number of popular singers and musicians have performed during the halftime show.

In the United States, the halftime show for the Super Bowl is a highlight of the event, can cost millions to stage, and employ hundreds. It often serves as a crossover from pop culture, as Super Bowl Sunday has become likened to a de facto U.S. national holiday, and an event telecast, rather than merely a game. In some years, especially those in which the game itself is uncompetitive, the halftime show can be among most-discussed topics of the day, and is often regarded as watercooler material.

Due to the precise timing required to accommodate the high priced advertising surrounding the halftime shows, performers sing live but to pre-recorded backing tracks. The band on stage plays along with the pre-recorded backing tracks. The guitar solos are also performed live rather than being pre-recorded.

On August 11, 2008, the New York Post reported that Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band would perform the halftime show at Super Bowl XLIII at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. This was officially confirmed during halftime of the Philadelphia Eagles-Chicago Bears "Sunday Night Football" game on September 28, 2008. [cite web |url=http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/8442264?MSNHPHMA
title=Report: Boss to play halftime show at Super Bowl
author=New York Post
publisher=FoxSports.com
date=2008-08-12
accessdate=2008-08-20
] Springsteen had previously been a candidate to perform during Super Bowl XLII, but Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers were ultimately chosen. [cite web |url=http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/local/articles/0228B1-talker0228.html
title=NFL not naming wish list for Super Bowl halftime
author=The Arizona Republic
publisher=azcentral.com
date=2007-02-28
accessdate=2007-03-01
]

History

ee also

*Halftime show
*Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime show controversy
*List of national anthem performers at the Super Bowl

External links

* [http://www.superbowl.com/features/entertainment/halftime-honorroll/ Super Bowl website/Halftime Shows]
* [http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-3792442810544170911 Super Bowl XLI Half Time Show with Prince]
* [http://www.usatoday.com/sports/football/super/2006-02-02-super-bowl-entertainment_x.htm NFL doesn't have to beg, or pay, for acts]
* [http://community.foxsports.com/blogs/HiPlainsDrifter/2007/01/29/PrinceThe_Pinnacle_of_halftime_entertainment Prince--The Pinnacle of halftime entertainment?]
* [http://www.sportingnews.com/yourturn/viewtopic.php?t=56764 Oh, lordy, look what's 40]
* [http://www.mtv.com/onair/super_bowl/2004/ MTV Super Bowl Weekend]
* [http://www.cracked.com/article_15845_rock-10-all-time-worst-choices-super-bowl-halftime-performer.html Anti-Rock: The 10 All-Time Worst Choices for Super Bowl Halftime Performer]

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