The Roots, Run DMC, Busta Rhymes, Foo Fighters & more playing shows Super Bowl weekend
Questlove of The Roots at Brooklyn Bowl (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
We just mentioned that Red Hot Chili Peppers will play a WFAN-presented show at Barclays Center on February 1, and since we last spoke it's been announced that the RHCP show is part of a number of pre-Super Bowl shows happening in NYC before the game happens on February 2 at MetLife Stadium.
A few of those shows happen on the Bud Light Hotel, aka a heavily-branded cruise ship in the Hudson River that will be hosting festivities for the weekend. One of those happens on January 30 with The Roots, Run DMC, Busta Rhymes and more guests TBA.
Another one happens on February 1 with the Foo Fighters and Zac Brown Band, whose new album was produced by Dave Grohl.
CBS also reports that for the week leading up to the Super Bowl, Times Square will be on lockdown: "Starting at midnight on Jan. 26 through Feb. 1, Broadway from 33d Street to 48th Street will be closed to vehicles. In addition, 41st Street will be closed from 9 a.m. to midnight."
The performer for this year's halftime show is Bruno Mars. All Bud Light Hotel concerts are listed below...
Bud Light Hotel pre-Super Bowl Concerts:
Thursday, Jan. 30 - EA SPORTS™ Party featuring a "History of Hip Hop" concert hosted by The Roots and featuring Run-DMC, Busta Rhymes and special guests
Friday, Jan. 31 - "Pandora Presents" party featuring Imagine Dragons
Saturday, Feb. 1 - Bud Light Main Event concert featuring Foo Fighters and Zac Brown Band
Sunday, Feb. 2 - Pepsi and Bud Light pre-game concert featuring Fall Out Boy and Jake Owen