After a long period of time waiting, we’ve now learned for certain who will be the headlining act during the Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show in February … and it just so happens to be one of the biggest bands in the business today.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Coldplay has signed up for the gig, which has to be one of the most ambitious and heavily scrutinized gigs anyone can do. Over a hundred million people are watching in America alone, and of course it will be incredibly scrutinized for everyone to see. Coldplay is an interesting choice, given that their reputation among some is that they play for the most part “sad” music that would not match up against what you really tend to see at an NFL game. While we know personally that this is not entirely the case, can you imagine being the ones to tell some fans out there this?
As for who will be potentially joining the group up on the stage, right now Bruno Mars and Beyonce are both considered candidates, with both of them possibly making an appearances. Both acts are certainly familiar with big stages. As a matter of fact, Mars in particular is coming off of a very-recent stint hosting the show.
Do we think that Coldplay will bring attention to the show? Sure, but they are going to have a really hard time topping the amount of attention Katy Perry and her dancing Left Shark got for their performance at the Halftime Show earlier this year. It’s probably always easier when you are a pop star, given that you can play around with the spectacle a little bit more.
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