He might be blinded by the lights, but he doesn't seem to mind. In fact, he's about to be propped right under them. On Sunday, February 7th, The Weeknd will be headed down South as he takes to Tampa's Super Bowl stage. And if this performance is anything like he's done before? We're in for a night to remember. Here's what you need to know...
For starters, we've got 7 million reasons why the performance is gonna be nothing like ever before. Literally. Not only has The Weeknd been planning the show since September, but he even shelled out $7 million of his own bucks to make it happen; To “make this halftime show be what he envisioned," the star's manager gushed to Billboard.
But if by some chance you're not impressed yet? Perhaps this might do the trick. "We’ve been really focusing on dialing in on the fans at home," the Starboy teased of the performance. In other words? The "cinematic experience" was literally designed with us in mind. And you can bet the artist pulled out all the stops.
Not only will we be bopping along to Blinding Lights from the comforts of our recliners, but the show will be blessing us with a lot more than just our favorite hits. In fact, something tells us we'll be seeing a lot of familiar faces up on that stage. "Maybe there will be cameos," Super Bowl executive producer Jesse Collins teased to ET.
Speaking of famous faces, what exactly will Mr. Tesfaye look like come the big day? That is, if it's not hidden behind all of those bandages (*ahem*). Unfortunately, we can't tell you that much. What we can tell you, though, is the meaning behind the star's, um, latest look.
"The entire head bandages is reflecting on the absurd culture of Hollywood... people manipulating themselves for superficial reasons to please," as The Weeknd himself put it. Safe to say, the bruised (literally) star isn't one to play it safe. He likes to do things his way - and you can bet we're here for it.
"There's a lot of stuff happening in the show that people aren't going to expect," as Collins continued. "It's just going to be fun... so perfect." So many questions. Will we be watching The Weeknd dangle from the sky? Will he be donning his famous red suit? We guess we'll have to wait and see...