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Rock Band Set to Headline Super Bowl Halftime Show

Sep 19, 2018  •  Post A Comment

The headliner for the halftime show at Super Bowl LIII, set to air Feb. 3 on CBS, will be the rock band Maroon 5, Billboard reports.

“While special guest appearances for the performance have not yet been finalized, Cardi B and Travis Scott are on the short list, Billboard has also learned,” the publication reports. Neither the band nor the NFL would confirm the booking.

The NFL issued a statement saying: “It’s a Super Bowl tradition to speculate about the performers for the Pepsi Halftime Show. We are continuing to work with Pepsi on our plans but do not have any announcements to make on what will be another epic show.”

The report notes that Maroon 5’s single “Girls Like You” featuring Cardi B is currently No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Billboard adds: “For Maroon 5, performing during the Super Bowl has been a longtime dream. During a 2015 interview with Howard Stern, Adam Levine admitted that the band ‘very actively wants to play the Super Bowl.’”

The game is set for the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.

3 Comments

  1. Finally a decent halftime act.

  2. Calling Maroon 5 a “rock band” is like referring to Willie Nelson as a hip hop artist. They are a bubble gum pop band…which is fine. They have a lot of fans and I can’t say they’re a bad choice, but they are definitely not a rock band.

  3. I have to ask?? When did Maroon 5 become a rock band?? They are a “POP” Band, they shouldn’t even be in that category….. I have never even heard them on the rock station I listen to, I always hear them on the Pop station I’m forced to listen to at work, because “ROCK” is considered unexceptable in the work place!! Please, Please take them out of the rock category!! Because they are not and never will be considered a “Rock Band”. That almost as bad as when Jethro Tull won a Grammy over Metallica in the Metal Category !!!
    He just like Maroon 5 are not a Rock Band!!

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