Another Roland Super Bowl

The annual Super Bowl halftime show is always a great showcase for Roland electronic drums, and this year’s performance by Mike Reid, drumming for Rihanna, was no different.

Reid’s rig included Roland’s new SPD-SX PRO sample multipad, three RT-30H triggers, two RT-30 kick triggers, four PD-8 pads and a KT-10 kick pedal.

No stranger to success, Reid has been on tour with Rihanna, as well as several top-tier artists, like Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Alicia Keys, Demi Lovato and more.

Reid’s Instagram post about the halftime show said simply: “Surreal”.

In 2021, Canadian drummer Ricky Lewis used a Roland TD-50 module, a Roland SPD-SX and some Roland pads, alongside a couple of Simmons pads in his performance with The Weeknd at Super Bowl LV.

In the two shows before that, Brian Fraser-Moore also used lots of Roland gear, including the first public performance of the VAD506 acoustic-style kit in 2019.