Sting, Darius Rucker among artists to perform in Super Bowl pre-game show

MINNEAPOLIS – The NFL has just announced that Sting and Darius Rucker will be the featured performers during the Super Bowl LII pre-game show. The performances will take place at the NFL Tailgate Party and will be televised on NBC.

Sting will be joined on stage by Shaggy for the broadcast debut of their new, Caribbean-flavored single, “Don’t Make Me Wait,” now available on all digital platforms. Also, as recently announced, Sting and Shaggy will release a new, collaborative island-influenced album, entitled 44/876, on April 20 that reflects their mutual love of Jamaica – its music, the spirit of its people and vibrancy of its culture.

This will mark Sting’s third appearance at the Super Bowl.  He performed in the pregame show at Super Bowl XXXV in 2001 in Tampa, and two years later in San Diego, he teamed with Shania Twain and No Doubt in the Super Bowl XXXVII Halftime Show.

Like Sting, Darius Rucker also went his own way, breaking away from the Grammy award-winning group, Hootie & the Blowfish, to embark on a solo career as a country artist.  Since turning to country, Rucker has released four consecutive albums to top the Billboard Country albums chart.  In 2014, he won his third career Grammy award for Best Solo Country Performance for his four-time platinum selling cover of Old Crow Medicine Show’s “Wagon Wheel” from his album, “True Believers.”

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