Adele Super Bowl ’17 Halftime Show Dependent On Nerves

Adele Super Bowl '17 Half Time Show Depending On Nerves Of Singer

When it comes to Super Bowl halftime shows, they are often hit or miss. The Super Bowl ’17 halftime show could end up as one of the biggest ever, but it all comes down to the nerves of the singer in question to accept the challenge. For NFL fans or their significant others, the chance for an Adele Super Bowl ’17 halftime show all comes down to the singer taking the chance on rolling in the deep and performing in front of over 111 million people.

TMZ reported that Adele has been known to get choked up before big gigs, and there isn’t a bigger gig than the Super Bowl halftime show. On her concert tour, Adele performs in front of about 20,000 people. The 2017 Super Bowl takes place at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas.

NRG Stadium holds around 71,795 fans, which is over three times more than Adele usually performs for. In 2013 at the Houston Rodeo and Livestock Show, Blake Shelton performed in front of 75,238 people, and the very next night Luke Bryan performed in front of 75,242 people.

While the football game won’t allow the field seats, an Adele Super Bowl halftime show would be in front of the capacity of 71,795 fans, unless NRG Stadium can fit even more people in.

Super Bowl XLV took place in Arlington, Texas, at AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys. That game in 2011 had an attendance of 103,219, which at the time was only good enough for the fourth-best attendance of all time. The Super Bowl halftime show that year was the Black Eyed Peas.

In comparison, when Adele set up her “Adele Live 2016 Tour,” she was in the unique position to name her arenas and negotiated with each of them separately instead of going through a touring agency. Instead of just going to the biggest and flashiest arenas, she picked and chose the ones that she felt best about.

Adele performed six nights at the O2 Arena in London for a total combined 126,000 fans. That is an average of 21,000 a night. For Houston fans, she will perform at the Toyota Center in November, and the capacity there is only 19,000 fans for concerts.

Not only will an Adele Super Bowl ’17 halftime show be in front of over 71,000 live fans, but the singer also knows how many people will be watching from all over the world. In 2016, over 167 million people tuned in for Super Bowl 50, which CNN reported was the third largest television viewing audience in TV history.


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While nerves may be the biggest obstacle to an Adele Super Bowl ’17 halftime show, it may be her friendship with Beyonce, last year’s performer, that helps her overcome the nerves. In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, Adele credited Beyonce with helping her overcome her anxiety.

“I’m scared of audiences. One show in Amsterdam I was so nervous, I escaped out the fire exit. I’ve thrown up a couple of times. Once in Brussels, I projectile vomited on someone. I just gotta bear it. But I don’t like touring. I have anxiety attacks a lot.”

Adele said that she had a panic attack when she met Beyonce, but the superstar came in and helped ease her tension. Adele said that she now asks what Beyonce’s alter ego, Sasha Fierce, would do, and it helps give her confidence needed to step out in front of big audiences. That may be all it takes for fans to make the Adele Super Bowl ’17 halftime show a reality.

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