Usher is interviewed through the Tremendous Bowl LVIII Pregame & Apple Music Tremendous Bowl LVIII Halftime Present press convention on the Mandalay Bay Conference Heart on February 08, 2024 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photograph by Rob Carr/Getty Photographs)
LAS VEGAS – Whereas the Tremendous Bowl could also be in Las Vegas this 12 months, Usher says his halftime present will convey his hometown of Atlanta to the desert metropolis.
Talking at an Apple Music occasion selling his upcoming efficiency, the “Yeah!” singer mentioned that being requested to carry out on the largest TV occasion of the 12 months was a “testomony to his dedication.”
“I haven’t got this second on my own. All of my followers that I convey with me, each person who had something to do with the music, the creativity – all people is part of the celebratory second,” he mentioned.
After 100 sold-out reveals in a two-year residency in Las Vegas, the R&B famous person mentioned he was prepared to point out how he is pushed musical boundaries to hundreds of thousands of previous followers and viewers who’re fully new to his sound.
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“It is a new starting for me,” he mentioned.
Whereas Usher acknowledged the fan predictions of monitor lists and guesses about who could also be making a particular visitor look through the efficiency, he remained coy about what songs the viewers would hear.
“I have been very conscious of my previous, celebrating my current … and fascinated about the place we’re headed sooner or later,” he hinted.
Whereas Usher referred to as squeezing his 30-year historical past within the trade a “problem,” he mentioned he would concentrate on songs which might be a celebration of life and love and his journey in music and in life.
“I turned Vegas to Atlanta. I took that V and turned it the wrong way up … That was the affect Atlanta had on me – a lot in order that I collected every little thing I’ve skilled and introduced that tradition to Las Vegas and now to the remainder of the world for the Tremendous Bowl halftime present,” he mentioned.
Jonesboro marching band in Tremendous Bowl business
The marching band at Jonesboro Excessive Faculty is featured in Usher’s Tremendous Bowl business this 12 months.
A part of that Georiga affect included the famous person and his crew choosing a Jonesboro marching band to point out the spirit of the South in a business for the present.
The singer additionally hinted that there might be two “particular issues” within the present that he mentioned he had “woven in” that talk to tradition and his creativity – considered one of which being a skating routine on skates that he designed.
Following the halftime present, Usher plans to journey throughout the nation on a two-month-long tour. His “Previous, Current, Future” tour will make three stops at Atlanta’s State Farm Enviornment in October.
He additionally introduced that cameras had been following his journey planning the halftime present from the second he obtained the decision to the “second I get off-stage.”
Usher will launch his ninth studio album, titled “Coming House” on Feb. 9. The album will characteristic The Dream, fellow metro Atlanta natives Latto and 21 Savage, and extra.