Tiesto drops out of Super Bowl performance as he's replaced by Kaskade

Fri. February 9, 2024 10:12 AM by GoPride.com News Staff

dj tiesto performs pride in the park chicago, 2022

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Chicago-native DJ Kaskade becomes Super Bowl's first in-game DJ

DJ Tiësto will not be performing at the 2024 Super Bowl this Sunday due to an undisclosed family matter. Instead, Chicago-native DJ Kaskade will perform as the Super Bowl's first in-game DJ.

“It was a tough decision to miss the game, but family always comes first,” Tiësto, , whose real name is Tijs Verwest, wrote on X.

Tiësto did not provide details about the emergency.

The Grammy-winning musician performed in 2022 at Chicago's Pride in the Park. 

DJ Ryan Raddon, better known as Kaskade, was selected to replace Tiësto.

"As a kid who grew up in Chicago watching the NFL Super Bowl every year with my family this chance to actually be part of it is absolutely mind blowing," Kaskade wrote on X.

"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."

Usher will headline the halftime show with pre-game performances from Andra Day, Post Malone and Reba McEntire.

The Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers are set to face off in Las Vegas this Sunday in Super Bowl LVIII.

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