Michael Bay helms Hard Rock’s first Super Bowl spot

Hard Rock International is celebrating another milestone in the brand’s almost 50-year history, with the announcement of the first ever brand commercial coinciding with the big game, being held at Hard Rock Stadium in South Florida. The hospitality and lifestyle brand will debut its first ever prime time advertisement during the upcoming big game broadcast on February 2, 2020.

Produced and directed by blockbuster filmmaker Michael Bay (Transformers, Bad Boys, Armageddon), the spectacular commercial spotlights an A-tier celebrity roster. Who they are was not disclosed. The collaboration was filmed at the world’s premiere Guitar Hotel at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood.

“The stars have aligned for the creation of the first Hard Rock International commercial to air during broadcast of the big game in early February,” said Jim Allen, chairman and CEO of Hard Rock International.  “With the game being played in South Florida and the recent opening of the Guitar Hotel at our flagship Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, the time is right for an epic 60-second spot that showcases the entertainment and excitement of the brand. Michael Bay is a perfect production partner, given his love of South Florida and his talent for making magic happen on the screen.”

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As music and entertainment are at the brand’s core, Hard Rock chose to align with high-concept filmmaker Michael Bay, to create a stylistically visual and celebrity fueled commercial that will leave a lasting impression on audiences.

“The Guitar Hotel is a really cool venue for the creation of a captivating commercial to air during the big game, playing in our backyard,” said Bay, who resides in Miami. “It’s an iconic property. It’s an iconic brand. It’s an iconic event.”

The commercial will premiere during the first half of the broadcast and is slated to launch a new connection between guests, viewers and one of the world’s most recognized brands.

There is still no word on what type of explosives Bay will be using to level the Hard Rock. That’s a joke. We think.

SOURCE: Hard Rock