Coldplay will be making their first appearance at the NFL’s Super Bowl halftime show. Originally formed in 1996, the British band has released a total of seven albums over the group’s career, winning seven prestigious Grammy awards.
Moreover, Coldplay’s 2008 album Viva la Vida, was awarded Best Rock Album of the Year, while their 2004 single “Clocks” named Record of the Year.
Coldplay’s latest album, A Head Full of Dreams, was released on December 4, 2015. The band will be launching a U.S. tour in support of the album this coming summer.
Joining Coldplay on the center stage of Levi’s Stadium is the past Super Bowl performer R&B icon Beyonce. Super Bowl 50 will be Beyonce’s fourth halftime show appearance. Queen B has previously performed at Super Bowl 47, and her performance was generally dubbed as one of the best halftime shows of the 21st century.
Furthermore, one of the highlights of that Super Bowl 47 halftime show was the reunion of Destiny’s Child, the female group that originally made Beyonce to stardom.
Beyonce was featured on Coldplay’s track single “Hymn for the Weekend” from A Head Full of Dreams album. She also has a cameo appearance in the video for the that single, which was taken in Mumbai, India.
Lastly, the third confirmed guest is Bruno Mars, who headlined the Super Bowl 48 halftime show. Bruno Mars has built an impressive resume of his own, winning two Grammy awards in his career.
Mars was joined by his own band, The Hooligans, as well as The Red Hot Chili Peppers for the Super Bowl 48 halftime show. Bruno Mars drew 115 million national TV viewers, which was second only to the Super Bowl 49 halftime show featuring Katy Perry with 121 million total viewership.
In addition to those three big names in the record industry, we can probably expect one or more “surprise” guest stars. Last year, Missy Elliott made a surprise performance at the SB 49 halftime show, performing renditions of her hit singles “Get Ur Freak On” and “Work It” alongside headliner Katy Perry.
Date: Sunday, Feb. 7
Venue: Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, CA.
TV Channel: CBS
Live Stream Online: CBSSports.com
THere were speculated surprise guests including Beyonce’s husband, rapper Jay-Z, who collaborated with Coldplay on the song “Lost!” from the 2008 EP Prospekt’s March. The other one is Rihanna, who also performed a duet with Chris Martin on the track “Princess of China” from Mylo Xyloto.