Super Bowl XLVIII was only a few months ago, but talks of next year’s halftime show have already hit the circuit, and the names they’re listing are huge.
The Big Game is scheduled for play at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona at the beginning of 2015. Normally the halftime shows at the games feature a performance by a well-known rock ‘n’ roll or pop singer or group of performers. This year, the NFL has decided to go all-out, and bring in some of the biggest names in the history of music for a halftime show that could never possibly be topped.
“We honestly wanted to wait for S.B. 50,” said Melanie Aster, director of entertainment for the NFL. “After considering it though, we knew we just had to get all these performers together as soon as possible. It is highly likely some of them may be dead by next year, so we can’t take any chances.”
So far, the NFL has announced that the “supergroup” will consist of Roger Daltry of The Who, rapper Eminem, Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, rapper Big-Boi, country music stars Garth Brooks and Wynona Judd, the pop band Fall Out Boy, post-hardcore/metal rockers Killswitch Engage, white-boy rapper Marky Mark, industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails, shock-rocker Marilyn Manson, Keith Partridge of the Partridge Family Singers, rapper Hopsin, Faith Hill, 90s grunge rockers Blind Melon, and the New York Philharmonic.
The lineup is the most impressive one that the NFL has ever had for a halftime show, and they are extremely happy that they were able to get all the artists on board for the performance.
“It was so amazing that we were able to get this great group of performers together and they’ve all agreed to go out there and rock our 49th halftime show!” said Aster during a recent conversation with reporters and fans.
When asked if she was aware that some of these artists no longer perform, and that at least one is a fictional character, Aster had little to say on the matter.
“All I can say to you is that all of these people have signed on the dotted line, and the ink is definitely dry. We may even have some more surprises the night of game!”
When pressed for details, Aster had little to say, although she did elude to the fact that spectators should be on the lookout for possible wardrobe malfunctions.
“I’m not naming any names, but let’s all just keep an eye on Marky Mark, okay?” Aster said, laughing.
Super Bowl XLIX will be broadcast live on NBC at the beginning of 2015.