Sorry, gang. There’s not gonna be a return of the almighty Left Shark this year. Nor will Katy Perry‘s White Tigerzord be rumbling into Levi’s Stadium for a well deserved encore.
Instead, Coldplay has been revealed to be the main attraction for the 2016 Super Bowl Halftime Show, which will go down between halves of the NFL‘s hotly anticipated Super Bowl 50.
The band dropped their newest album A Head Full Of Dreams today, alongside the announcement.
Whilst Bruno Mars was strongly rumoured to be the NFL’s primary target for the event, that clearly was not to be. However, it’s understood that Mars will be involved in the show in some capacity. The quiet scuttlebutt also states that Beyoncé is in talks to appear on the show in some capacity – a move that makes sense, given the Queen Bee makes a guest appearance on Coldplay’s new album.
The Halftime show is a huge deal for artists, particularly those that launch tours after the show. The game is viewed by some 110million+ viewers globally, and ranks as the single biggest annual sporting event in the world.
The NFL is set to officially reveal Coldplay as their number one pick during the Thursday Night Football clash between the Green Bay Packers and divisional rivals the Detroit Lions, which is due to begin at around midday today AEDST.
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