The Weeknd is preparing to take on a show, unlike anything he has ever done.
Ahead of his much-anticipated Super Bowl performance, the ‘Blinding Lights’ singer answered various questions in a press conference on February 4, giving new insight into his performance.
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The star, real name Abel Tesfaye, verbatim declared “there will be no guests.” He added that it “didn’t fit the narrative.”
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As for what fans can expect as far as stage design, he said:
“Due to COVID and for the safety of the players and the workers, we built the stage within the stadium. We’re also using the field as well, but we wanted to do something we’ve never done before, so we built the stage in the stadium. I’m not going to tell you anything else because you’ll have to watch on Sunday.”
Despite the singer’s graphic music videos, he ensured that the show will be family-friendly:
“For sure, I definitely want to be respectful to the viewers at home. I will still incorporate some of the storyline. It’s a very cohesive story I’ve been telling throughout this era and throughout this year. So the story will continue, but definitely we’ll keep it PG for the families. I’ll try my best.”
As for what conclusions the viewers draw from the performance, he said:
“I don’t like to spoon-feed the audience. Hopefully, they can pick up some of their own theories and conclusions of what the show is saying and the story I’m telling in the performance.”
The GRAMMY-winner reportedly spent $7 million of his own money on the show, so it could meet his vision (as we reported here)..
Watch the full press conference below…