Tiësto pulls out of Super Bowl performance

The DJ cites a family emergency

Tiësto has canceled his appearance as the first in-game superstar DJ for Super Bowl LVIII due to a family emergency. Tiësto shared the news on his social media on Thursday (Feb 8th), three days before the Big Game at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas.

“Me and my team have been preparing something truly special for months, but a personal family emergency is forcing me to return home Sunday morning. It was a tough decision to miss the game, but family always comes first. Thank you to the @NFL for the collaboration and looking forward to working with them to deliver something incredible together in the future!” he writes.

The NFL confirms a replacement is in place, although no further details have been shared as of press time.

Tiësto was set to be the first superstar DJ to play sets during the Super Bowl pre-game and featured breaks within the game itself.

Additional Super Bowl LVIII pregame entertainment includes Reba McEntire performing the National Anthem, Post Malone singing “America the Beautiful,” and Andra Day sharing her version of “Lift Every Voice and Sing.” Usher will headline the Apple Music Super Bowl Halftime Show, which will be produced by DPS with Roc Nation.

Buddy Iahn
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