It’s the rockers’ first appearance on the show
Red Hot Chili Peppers will join Bruno Mars at the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Show at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ on February 2nd. It was announced on Saturday during FOX’s broadcast of the NFC Divisional Playoff game featuring the New Orleans Saints at Seattle Seahawks.
Mars joined FOX NFL Sunday co-hosts Curt Menefee and Terry Bradshaw, along with analysts Howie Long, Jimmy Johnson, Michael Strahan and Jay Glazer in New York City’s Times Square on September 8th to make the live nationally-televised announcement just before kickoff of the Sunday afternoon games.
The Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show is the most-watched musical event of the year. More than 110.5 million viewers in the US watched last year’s show. The Super Bowl and halftime show will be broadcast worldwide.
Mars and the Chili Peppers join an esteemed list of recent halftime acts that includes Beyoncé, Madonna, The Who, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Prince, the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney and U2, the latter who has reportedly purchased at least one 30 second spot, worth $4 million, to announce the release date of its upcoming 13th studio effort.
Super Bowl XLVIII will be broadcast live in the United States on FOX at 6:25 pm EST on Sunday, February 2nd.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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