Green Day to Headline EA Sports’ Super Bowl Party – Billboard
Written by GRB on 16/01/2024
Welcome to paradise! Green Day is set to headline EA Sports’ Super Bowl party The Madden Bowl, Billboard can exclusively report. The event will take place Feb. 9 at the House of Blues in Las Vegas. Also set to perform are rapper Big Boi with special guest Killer Mike, and Breland.
“Prepare your ears because we’re gonna bring the loudest show of Super Bowl weekend!” Green Day said in a statement. “Stoked to reunite with Madden NFL and remind the world that rock and football go together like EA SPORTS and It’s In The Game!!”
Big Boi also promised a show to remember. “Las Vegas isn’t ready for the show we’re about to bring!” the rapper said in a statement. “Madden Bowl will be the party of Friday night, and as a longtime fan of Madden, I can’t wait to put on a show with my boy Killer Mike to celebrate another Super Bowl with EA SPORTS.”
In addition to the live performances, The Madden Bowl will also feature interactive experience, and is hosting the finale of the Madden NFL 24 championship series, where two of the best players in the world will battle it out in front of a live audience to play to claim not only the title of Ultimate Madden Bowl Champion, but also a share of the $1 million prize pool. The match will stream live on Twitch and YouTube beginning at 6:30 p.m. PT.
The Super Bowl takes place Feb. 11 at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. The two teams that will be facing off have not yet been determined, but Usher is set to headline the Super Bowl Halftime Show. A teaser for the R&B icon’s upcoming set shared Jan. 12 reflects on Usher’s decades-long career, and also features cameos from Jung Kook of BTS, J Balvin and LeBron James.
As for what fans can expect from the highly anticipated set? “You’re going to get hit records,” Usher previously teased. “I do want to play the songs that people obviously recognize and the ones that I celebrate. … I found really great ways to help us communicate better through my music and that celebration is inside this curation.”