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Kaskade To Replace Tiësto As Super Bowl’s First In-Game DJ – Update

UPDATE, Friday: Kaskade, one of the most widely recognized and successful DJs around the globe, will step in for DJ Tiësto this Sunday as the Super Bowl’s first in-game DJ.

“As a kid who grew up in Chicago watching the Super Bowl every year with my family this chance to actually be part of it is absolutely mind blowing,” Kaskade, along with the NFL, posted on social media last night. “Las Vegas has been my second home for the past decade, as an architect of creating a landscape that includes House and Dance Music residencies as part of its destination. To be able to be the first Electronic Musician to be part of the full game experience of the Super Bowl held in Las Vegas seems like coming home, and I’m beyond excited to represent my community.”

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Yesterday, Tiësto withdrew from the Super Bowl gig due to an undisclosed family emergency.

PREVIOUS, Feb. 8: DJ Tiësto has canceled his planned Super Bowl LVIII appearance due to a “personal family emergency.”

Tiësto had been scheduled to perform during breaks in the game in the 3-3:30 p.m./PT hour.

“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,” Tiësto posted on his social media accounts this afternoon. “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 !”

Tiësto, the Dutch DJ and record producer who performed live at the 2004 Summer Olympics opening ceremony in Athens, would have been the first in-game DJ at a Super Bowl. He was among the artists announced as Super Bowl entertainment along with Reba McEntire, who will sing the national anthem, Post Malone, singing “America the Beautiful” and Andra Day, who will sing “Lift Every Voice and Sing.”

This year’s Halftime Show will be headlined by eight-time Grammy winner Usher.

No word yet on a replacement for Tiësto.

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