Lady Gaga will showcase her “guts and talent” when she performs at the Super Bowl Halftime Show next year (17).
The 30-year-old singer was recently confirmed as the headliner at the National Football League (NFL) final on 5 February (17), and will follow in the footsteps of stars including Beyoncé, Coldplay and Bruno Mars when she takes to the stage at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas
Coming up with an inventive, exciting set for the occasion is a daunting prospect, but Gaga said in a new interview that she is hoping to give fans something entirely new with her performance at the Super Bowl.
“The best way to push the envelope is with your guts and your talent,” she said during a chat with Carson Daly on 97.1 AMP Radio. “And then you also want to push the envelope in terms of your creativity and your music and taking the show to the next level, but I don’t know if it’s the place to push the envelope in other ways.”
“In some ways, I want to lightly lick the envelope, hop inside, close it, write my name on it, and the thing is that I really just want to be there for football fans because that’s what I’m hired to do.”
Prior to her Super Bowl performance, Gaga will be delighting fans by taking to dive bars in an intimate tour of select cities around America. The singer is no stranger to performing in such venues, and is excited about getting up close and personal once again with her fans now she’s such a huge star.
“When you play in a big arena – which is wonderful – or in a stadium, I’ve done that before a lot too and it’s just an incredible and amazing rush, it feels good for you as a performer, maybe, but for the audience, they’re a lot farther away from you,” she said. “Dive bars, by the way that I grew up in New York when I was 19 on the Lower East Side, everybody had a production. It’s intimate, but you also have to think of things that are simple on your own and it requires using your mind on a small stage. I want people to show up and see something very big in a very small place.”