LOS ANGELES– Miley Cyrus has only been alive for about half the Super Bowls ever played, but her setlist on the eve of the 56th covered all the history of the big game and more.
Cyrus and mixed songs from the 60s, 80s and 90s with his own at the Bud Light Super Bowl Music Fest on Saturday night.
The 29-year-old was the co-headliner with Green Day on the third and final night of the festival at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, about 10 miles from SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, where the LAs play rams. the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday.
The annual festival, which also featured Halsey, Machine Gun Kelly, Gwen Stefani, Blake Shelton and Mickey Guyton, prides itself on bringing together artists from all genres, but Cyrus did it all on her own, mixing country and pop rock, dance pop and alternatives. rock.
She sang Nancy Sinatra’s “Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)” from 1966 – the year before the Green Bay Packers beat the Kansas City Chiefs in the first Super Bowl at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum – as a of introduction to his own 2007 “See You Again.”
“I hope this show is a representation of how you never have to choose who you want to be. You can be anything and everything,” Cyrus said, donning a cowboy hat and pulling on an oversized sports jacket over the futuristic Gucci tracksuit she wore on stage. “You can look silly, like you’re wearing 3033 workout gear and a cowboy. That’s just how I feel tonight.
She opened the show with her 2013 hit “We Can’t Stop” and mixed it with Pixies’ “Where Is My Mind” from 1988, the year Washington defeated Denver in the Super Bowl in San Diego.
She pulled off the same trick in her first encore, mixing her “Wrecking Ball” with Sinead O’Connor’s Prince-penned hit “Nothing Compares 2 U” from 1990, the year Joe Montana and the San Francisco 49ers beat John Elway’s Denver Broncos.
She thrilled the crowd with Madonna’s “Like a Prayer” from 1989 – the last year the Bengals were in the big game – turning her backing vocalists into a little gospel choir.
She also mixed the music of Stevie Nicks and her godmother Dolly Parton, and closed the evening with the Super-Bowl weekend “Party in the USA”. Cyrus has his own past as well as that of his musical ancestors.
The members of Green Day focused on their hits from the 1990s and early 2000s. They started with a catchy rip through 2004’s “American Idiot.”
“Los Angeles!” singer and guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong, who turns 50 on Thursday, shouted during the song. “Super Bowl!” he shouted later, in the only real mention the game had during the night.
They brought their own track from 1966 with a cover of “I Fought The Law”, the most famous version of which was released that year by the Bobby Fuller Four.
The 20,000-seat Crypto.com arena was nearly full for all three nights. Fans had to show proof of vaccination to enter. Most ditched their masks once inside the main hall.
The night was the end of a week of pre-Super Bowl entertainment events as the Los Angeles area hosts the game for the first time in nearly 30 years, with its shiny new stadium and team favorites local.
Drake was playing a set across town in West Hollywood on the second night of a party known as “Homecoming Weekend.” Justin Bieber sang and danced the first night. And John Mayer and Shaquille O’Neal each had their own events earlier in the week.
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