Coldplay have promised a halftime Super Bowl show to remember.
Chris Martin revealed the band will endeavour to mix up their performance, which will also feature Beyonce and Bruno Mars.
“The people from NFL came to us this year and wanted us to include the past, present and future,” Martin said at a press conference. “The way we’re honouring the past is to look at the people whose past halftime shows we really loved. Beyoncé’s is right up with that.”
Martin continued: “I think most people would agree. So we just felt like asking her would be appropriate. And the other person that’s coming out with us, same reason. They’ve been great teachers to us and had great pearls of wisdom. It’s just been fun to make one giant band together.”
Coldplay’s performance – inspired by music festivals they’ve played in the UK – will include “some amazing dance routines,” teased drummer Will Champion. “We have to do what comes naturally to us, which is provide a bit of fun and great atmosphere.”
The boys are hoping their halftime show will leave viewers with something special to remember, with Martin adding: “We just spoke to each other about what we’d like to communicate in the half-time show. We decided we wanted to make it about togetherness and acceptance and the things we really believe in.”
Even though he’s performing at the event. Martin insists he’ll have to go on the hunt for tickets so that his two children Apple and Moses can attend, saying: “I hope to get tickets.
“I hope they’ll watch. My son designs my shoes and I asked him to make me some Super Bowl shoes, so he did two. They’ve been lovely about the whole thing.”
The Super Bowl also marks Bruno Mars’ public comeback. As Loaded revealed yesterday, he’s been working with Miike Snow singer Andrew Wyatt, co-writer of Mars’ hit Grenade, as he follows up his 2012 album Unorthodox Jukebox.
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