News: Bruno Mars Receives Unexpected Surprise For Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Show
Sunday, Jan 12, 2014 11:28AM
Grammy-winning singer Bruno Mars is going to have to share the stage at next month's Super Bowl XLVIII as famous rock group Red Hot Chilli Peppers are now slated to add to the halftime entertainment.
According to a press release, the NFL will allow both acts to take over the big game at Metlife Stadium in New Jersey.
"One of the most successful acts in rock history, Red Hot Chili Peppers, which is singer Anthony Kiedis, bassist Flea, drummer, Chad Smith, and guitarist Josh Klinghoffer, have sold more than 60 million albums, including five multi-platinum LPs, and won six Grammy Awards," the NFL said in a press release. Kiedis and Flea, born Michael Balzary, are more than 20 years older than Mars. Their band has pioneered a bold style of rock infused with funk and rap. (CNN)
Leading up to the Super Bowl game, various hip-hop artists will perform around the area.
Are you ready for six concerts? While two lucky teams will be gearing up to play the game of a lifetime, artists like Drake, J. Cole, TLC, and Diddy will be gearing up to perform the concert of a lifetime. For this year's Super Bowl festivities, VH1 presents Super Bowl Blitz: Six Nights + Six Concerts, which will be hosted by Nick Cannon and Stacy Keibler. All the action will go down in the greater area of New York City, including the five boroughs and New Jersey. The concert series will run from January 27 to February 1, and will air live at 11 p.m. EST. (Global Grind)
Buzz behind Mars landing the prestigious headlining gig surfaced last year.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity because no announcement had been made. The official word is expected to come at an event in New York's Times Square on Sunday. The NFL's regular season began Thursday, and the first full slate of games is Sunday. The Super Bowl will be played Feb. 2 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. Halftime shows have drawn more than 100 million television viewers in the United States alone in past years. (ESPN)
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