After a year defined by protest, bravery, and righteous anger, the NFL faced with a difficult decision. Should the league assign yet another pop act with broad appeal to handle its climactic Super Bowl LIII halftime show, or should it dare to enlist an artist whose music mirrors the political energy of the moment?

Today, we were given an answer: the NFL chose the fearless Maroon 5 to blast their songs of resistance at the nation’s most significant sporting event.

Adam Levine, James Valentine, and the rest of the gang will take to the stage in 2019, following on from recent headline acts Justin Timberlake, Lady Gaga, and Coldplay.

But just like those shows, it is expected a full catalogue of guests will also made an appearance. Judging by previous editions, it seems likely Maroon 5 collaborator Cardi B will turn up for Girls Like You; The Hollywood Reporter states Astroworld rapper Travis Scott is also on the shortlist for potential guests.

The show (and the football game itself) will arrive in Atlanta in February next year. Watch this space if the band makes the truly bold move of deciding to just play Songs About Jane in full.

Source: Variety
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