Drake, Diddy, J. Cole, & TLC to Play Super Bowl Concerts


While the players take the field, music’s all-stars will hit the stage during this year’s Super Bowl festivities. Drake, J. Cole, and TLC are among the artists who will play shows in the days leading up to the big game.

VH1 has assembled a star-studded lineup for its “Super Bowl Blitz: Six Nights + Six Concerts.” Hosted by Nick Cannon and Stacy Keibler, all six concerts will take place throughout the New York City/New Jersey area starting January 27 and airing live each night through February 1 at 11 p.m. EST.

On Monday, J. Cole will kick things off with a performance from Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College, followed by Janelle Monáe on Tuesday at Bronx’s Lehman College. TLC will take over Manhattan’s Beacon Theatre on Thursday.

Other “Super Bowl Blitz” performers include Fall Out Boy in Brooklyn, Goo Goo Dolls in Staten Island, and Gavin DeGraw in New Jersey.

Run-DMC and Busta Rhymes will join The Roots at EA Sports’ “History of Hip-Hop” concert at the Bud Light Hotel on Thursday, January 30.

On the eve of Super Bowl XLVIII (February 1), Drake will headline a private show for Time Warner Cable’s REVOLT. Network chairman Diddy will host and also perform during the pre-game party.

It all leads up to Bruno Mars, who will touch down at New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium for the official Halftime Show on Super Bowl Sunday.

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  1. 2Bad2bme

    Bruno Mars will be the most boring show ever…I’d rather see Miley Cyrus


    Morgan Reply:

    @2Bad2bme, Bruno Mars will not be boring. I’ve seen him live. On top of having a hell of a voice, he and his band always give great performances.


    Mandela Barb Reply:

    @Morgan, I’m absolutely positive that his performances are amazing. After all, his shows are the product of a derivative appropriation of African-American culture.

    However, his career is infantile and who knows if he will be around five years from now. He’s a solid artist but he’s far from iconic. His might as well have come out in 2013 and he was quickly eclipsed by other mainstream sensations. We didn’t see him on any year end lists. Was he even nominated for a Grammy?

    I guess Beyoncé really struck the fear in these imitation artists if Bruno is the best we can do in 2014.


    Mandela Barb Reply:

    @Mandela Barb, Second paragraph: *his second album


    JHP Reply:

    @2Bad2bme, I agree with Bruno not being the best choice to headline the superbowl halftime show (seeing as legends like Madonna, MJ, and Prince with multi-decade careers usually do it), but I’d still rather see him than Miley’s trashy untalented ass anyday lol. I really wish they would’ve got someone like JT, Jay-Z, Eminem, or something.


    Major Sushi Reply:

    @2Bad2bme, I hate to agree. But, there’s a chance where he could surprise us. Marry You, The Lazy-Song, Runaway Baby.. It’s like you’re treating Bruno as if he’s stupid enough to bore the crowd with his ballads. You treat someone stupid, they’ll act stupid. But the real idiot here is the one who think’s their enemy is stupid.


    2Bad2bme Reply:

    @Major Sushi, Wait, what?


  2. Rhett

    Fools nowadays don’t know good music. Bruno Mars is actually talented. If it’s not autotuned, women-bashing, coons don’t like it much.


  3. Why though

    I seen Bruno twice never been disappointed him and his band is just amazing and down to earth I’m rooting for you Bruno!


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