Grammy-winning DJ Tiësto dropped out of performing at the upcoming Super Bowl due to a family emergency, according to an official announcement that was issued on Thursday on social media.
“A personal family emergency is forcing me to return home Sunday morning,” Tiësto officially wrote in the social media post. “It was a tough decision to miss the game, but family always comes first.”
In a joint announcement with the NFL on Instagram it was announced that Kaskade would not only replace Tiesto, but will become the first in-game DJ at the Super Bowl.
“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 wrote on Instagram. “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.”
According to the Hollywood Reporter, DJ Tiësto was set to perform as the Super Bowl DJ and was scheduled to play a set during the players’ pre-game warm-ups in Las Vegas’ Allegiant Stadium, as well as spin music during featured breaks within the Super Bowl game.
“I’m excited to be a part of the Super Bowl LVIII!” Tiësto said when he was first announced to be a part of the Super Bowl lineup of entertainment.
Tiësto wrote that he and his team “have been preparing something truly special for months” stating he was “looking forward to working with them to deliver something incredible together in the future.”