Super Bowl XLIX (49)
New England Patriots:
Half Time Show
Headliner: Katy Perry featuring Lenny Kravitz, Missy Elliott, Arizona State University Sun Devil Marching Band
University of Phoenix Stadium
Date: August 22, 1970
New England Patriots
Theme: Chess Game
Producer: Ricky Kirshner
The Super Bowl XLIX halftime show took place on February 1, 2015, at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona as part of Super Bowl XLIX. It featured American singer Katy Perry, with singers Lenny Kravitz and Missy Elliott as special guests. The show was streamed on YouTube. The halftime show attracted 118.5 million viewers, the largest audience in the history of the Super Bowl. It also won two Emmy Awards in September 2015.
At the start of the halftime show, on-field participants held up light globes which created a bird's-eye view of the Pepsi logo. Katy Perry entered the stadium riding atop a large, golden mechanical lion, she then started her performance off with "Roar". She then sang "Dark Horse", with 3D rendering on the field creating a chessboard visual where the turf constantly turned into different shapes and sizes, as acrobats performed around the singer. Afterwards, Katy Perry joined Lenny Kravitz for a duet version of "I Kissed a Girl" while flames exploded behind them. During these three songs, Katy Perry was clothed in a "flame-adorned" dress, with her black hair in a ponytail. The costume has been described as the clothing equivalent of a flame, and possibly is intended to mimic the dress worn by Katniss in The Hunger Games.
The stage and field rendering changed into a "breezy" beach setting, with dancers dressed as sharks, palm trees and smiling beach balls dancing around Katy Perry. She changed into a different wardrobe, and then sang "Teenage Dream" and "California Gurls". Rapper Missy Elliot appeared, performing her songs "Get Ur Freak On" and "Work It", while Perry played "hype-woman" beside her, having now changed once again into a custom Super Bowl 49 jersey. After Perry briefly disappeared, Elliot performed "Lose Control". Perry returned, now sporting a "star-encrusted gown" for her closing song, "Firework". She rose out of midfield on a narrow platform that was attached to a shooting star prop, and flew above the crowds. During this performance, fireworks exploded around Perry and the stadium.