LSU halftime shows to feature rock band OneRepublic, singer Aloe Blacc _lowres

Aloe Blacc arrives at the 11th annual Songs Of Hope benefit on Thursday, June 11, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Rob Latour/Invision/AP)


Update, 4:05 p.m.: According to an LSU athletics news release, Aloe "Blacc’s promoter declined an offer from LSU’s new halftime show partner, Halftime Live, to perform the show, thus cancelling the performance..."

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The halftime show featuring Aloe Blacc in Tiger Stadium has been canceled, the LSU Athletic Department said Wednesday.

The popular performer had been scheduled to perform with LSU’s Golden Band from Tigerland during halftime of the LSU-Arkansas football game on Saturday.

Previously, the halftime show featuring OneRepublic, set for the Oct. 17 LSU-Florida game, was canceled because of “contractural term.”

“This is a unique opportunity that we are excited to bring to Tiger Stadium this fall,” athletic director and vice chancellor Joe Alleva said in August, enhancing what he said is already “the best atmosphere in college football.”

Roy King, LSU director of marching bands, also said at the time that the performances are a special treat for the Golden Band from Tigerland.

“Our students have begun their preparations for these historic performances in Tiger Stadium,” he said. “I know that each and every one of our band members are excited to perform with such exceptional artists.”