Miley Cyrus, Green Day Span Decades in Pre-Super Bowl Show

By ANDREW DALTON, AP Leisure Author

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Miley Cyrus has solely been alive for about half the Tremendous Bowls ever performed, however her setlist on the eve of the 56th spanned the entire historical past of the large sport after which some.

Cyrus and mashed up songs from the 60s, 80s and 90s together with her personal on the Bud Gentle Tremendous Bowl Music Fest on Saturday night time.

The 29-year-old was the co-headliner with Inexperienced Day on the third and ultimate night time of the pageant at Crypto.com Area in Los Angeles, about 10 miles (16 kilometers) from SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, the place the LA Rams play the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday.

The annual pageant, which additionally featured Halsey, Machine Gun Kelly, Gwen Stefani, Blake Shelton and Mickey Guyton, prides itself on bringing collectively artists from throughout genres, however Cyrus did that each one by herself, mixing nation and pop rock, dance pop and different rock.

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She sang Nancy Sinatra’s “Bang Bang (My Child Shot Me Down)” from 1966 — the 12 months earlier than the Inexperienced Bay Packers beat the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs within the first Tremendous Bowl at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum — as an intro to her personal 2007 “See You Once more.”

“I hope this present is a illustration of the way you by no means want to decide on who you wish to be. You could be all the things and something,” Cyrus mentioned as she donned a cowboy hat and pulled an outsized sportscoat over the futuristic Gucci tracksuit she took the stage sporting. “Chances are you’ll look ridiculous, such as you’re sporting exercise apparel from 3033 and a cowboy hat. It’s simply how I really feel tonight.”

She opened the present together with her 2013 hit “We Cannot Cease,” and blended it with the Pixies’ “The place Is My Thoughts” from 1988, the 12 months Washington beat Denver within the Tremendous Bowl in San Diego.

She pulled the identical trick in her first encore, mixing her “Wrecking Ball” with the Prince-penned Sinead O’Connor hit “Nothing Compares 2 U” from 1990, the 12 months Joe Montana and the San Francisco 49ers beat John Elway’s Denver Broncos.

She thrilled the group with Madonna’s “Like a Prayer” from 1989 — the final 12 months the Bengals have been within the large sport — turning her backup singers right into a small gospel choir.

She additionally blended in music from Stevie Nicks and her godmother Dolly Parton, and closed the night time with the fitting-for-Tremendous-Bowl-weekend “Occasion within the USA.” Cyrus owns her personal previous together with that of her musical forbears.

The members of Inexperienced Day centered on their hits of the Nineteen Nineties and early 2000s. They opened with a rousing rip by way of 2004’s “American Fool.”

“Los Angeles!” lead singer and guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong, who turns 50 on Thursday, shouted through the tune. “Tremendous Bowl!” he later yelled, in the one actual point out the sport received through the night time.

They introduced their very own little bit of 1966 with a canopy of “I Fought The Regulation,” whose most well-known model was launched that 12 months by the Bobby Fuller 4.

The 20,000-seat Crypto.com Area was practically full for all three nights. Followers needed to present proof of vaccination to get in. Most ditched their masks as soon as they have been inside the primary corridor.

The night time was the tip of per week of pre-Tremendous Bowl leisure occasions because the LA space hosts the sport for the primary time in practically 30 years, that includes its shiny new stadium and the hometown crew favorites.

Drake was enjoying a set throughout city in West Hollywood on the second night time of a celebration often known as “Homecoming Weekend.” Justin Bieber sang and danced on the primary night time. And John Mayer and Shaquille O’Neal every had their very own occasions earlier within the week.

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