The Governor of Nevada is pushing for AC/DC to play the 2024 Super Bowl halftime show
Scheduled for February 11, 2024, the 2024 Super Bowl is set to take place at Allegiant Stadium in Paradise, Nevada. Expressing his vision for the halftime show, Nevada governor Joe Lombardo is keen on having a distinguished hard rock icon perform.
“AC/DC!” Lombardo answered, without hesitation, when he was asked whom he wants to see play the Super Bowl, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “I was going to yell it out … But yeah, I’m serious. Bring ’em back.”
Speaking at the press conference held by the NFL and Las Vegas Super Bowl LVIII Host Committee at the Vū Las Vegas production complex, Lombardo shared his thoughts.
The main act for the upcoming Super Bowl, scheduled for the following year, will be unveiled during the autumn season.
Collaborating closely with Jay-Z and Roc Nation, the National Football League (NFL) is orchestrating the show’s production, and Apple Music holds the prominent role of being the primary sponsor.
When it comes to heavy metal representation in Super Bowl halftime performances, only two acts have come close: THE WHO in 2010 and AEROSMITH in 2001.
As outlined by Sportscasting.com, the NFL evaluates factors such as popularity, music genre, and the overall performance value of artists when selecting halftime show performers. However, it’s worth noting that while the NFL generates a shortlist, the ultimate decision of who graces the stage lies with the host cities responsible for the Super Bowl.
Taking the spotlight in a roster of seasoned rock legends, AC/DC stands tall as one of the headliners slated to command the stage from October 6 to 8 at the 2023 rendition of the Power Trip festival in California. The Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, set the scene for this three-day extravaganza crafted by Goldenvoice. Alongside AC/DC, an electrifying ensemble featuring METALLICA, GUNS N’ ROSES, IRON MAIDEN, JUDAS PRIEST, and TOOL is primed to ignite the crowd.
For AC/DC, the Power Trip festival signifies a monumental return, marking their first live performance since September 2016. During that period, the band wrapped up a series of U.S. shows with the charismatic Axl Rose of GUNS N’ ROSES stepping in on vocals, as Brian Johnson recuperated from hearing loss.