(PCM) The news has been revealed that rockers Coldplay will headline the upcoming Super Bowl 50 half-time show! The Wall Street Journal first broke the news and according to Coldplay frontman Chris Martin the band is “excited and honored and thrilled to be playing the halftime show”. Martin goes on to say, “It’s going to be wonderful and hope we see you there.”
The NFL claims that all of the final details for upcoming Super Bowl 50 half-time spectacular are still being worked out and there will definitely be multiple acts performing in addition to Coldplay. Rumors include artists such as Bruno Mars, Beyonce or Maroon 5 as possible choices. Super Bowl 50 will take place February 7, 2016, at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California.
Coldplay are set to release their new album “A Head Full Of Dreams” this Friday and recently took part in a special iHeartRadio and Yahoo live streaming event. Coldplay performed the title hit, “A Head Full of Dreams,” along with many of their previous hit songs on the iHeartRadio Theater stage in Burbank. The performance included Coldplay anthems “Viva la Vida” and “A Sky Full of Stars,” as well as “Yellow.” The event included an intimate Q&A with host Elvis Duran discussing Coldplay’s new album.
Highlights from the evening included:
· Chris Martin said the band is just so excited to be able to go all the way and make the album that they’ve always dreamed of.
· The band spoke about when the Paris attacks occurred, and they didn’t feel that it was appropriate to play their concert after it happened but since everyone was already gathered there, they played “Imagine” by John Lennon, which brought everyone together in a very peaceful and surreal way.
· There are more guests on their new album than they’ve ever had before—including Beyonce, Tove Lo, and Mary Clayton.
· They talked adoringly about the album and made lots of silly jokes—they also said it was inspired by Back to the Future, “which is the best film ever made.”
· Chris Martin started playing Viva la Vida on the piano before he realized that he started the song incorrectly. He stopped and joked about it, saying he was just “in his own little world of music.” The crowd loved it and laughed along with the band as they restarted the song.
· After finishing their set, they decided to play a few extra songs, and joked with the crowd—“Anyone need to go move their car? Use the restroom? If you stay now you’re with us for the next seven hours!”
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