The Dr. Dre / Snoop Dogg / Kendrick Lamar halftime show won’t be the only highly anticipated musical event during Super Bowl week.
Ahead of Super Bowl LVI at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood on February 13, Super Bowl Music Fest will take place at Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles from February 10-12 with a series of double posters.
Thursday night’s show will feature alternative pop star Halsey and rap-rocker Machine Gun Kelly, who collaborated on the latter’s 2020 pop-punk album, “Tickets to My Downfall.” Halsey made a remarkable pivot in the rock world on their 2021 album, “If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power,” which was produced by Atticus Ross and Trent Reznor, while Kelly and his girlfriend Megan Fox conjure up memories of Tommy. Lee and Pamela Anderson with their very public romance. Halsey and Kelly are both notable Grammy contenders this year.
The Friday night show stars newlyweds Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani of Anaheim, performing both separately and in tandem. Mickey Guyton, whose performance of “Love My Hair” electrified last week’s CMA Awards, will open.
On Saturday night, Green Day and Miley Cyrus will bring some surly pop-punk to Staples. Green Day recently wrapped up the US leg of their successful Hella Mega stadium tour with Fall Out Boy and Weezer. Cyrus will bring his glamorous rock’n’roll to the stage with songs from his 2020 album, “Plastic Hearts”.
At halftime of Super Bowl LVI, Compton hip-hop icons Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg and Kendrick Lamar will be joined by Eminem and Mary J. Blige for a unique historic performance.
Tickets for the Super Bowl Music Fest go on sale November 18 at 7 a.m. via SuperBowlMusicFest.com and Ticketmaster.com.
This story originally appeared in the Los Angeles Times.