After a few days of guessing and making predictions, we finally have our Super Bowl 50 halftime performer. According to Wall Street Journal‘s Dennis K. Berman, Coldplay has been chosen to perform at this year’s big event. The news comes just a day before the group’s seventh and possibly final album gets released everywhere; except on Spotify, as WSJ mentions in the announcement article. Also included in the confirmation is the fact the Beyoncé is “in talks” to join the performance. No word whether or not Left Shark will join the group for the big performance.
With this year’s Super Bowl being the 50th, it’s a big one, so the group has a lot to live up to. Past halftime performers have included U2, Janet Jackson, Prince, Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, The Who, and more recently Bruno Mars and Katy Perry. No doubt Coldplay deserves to be performing in this coveted spot; they are one of the biggest bands in the world, but the announcement will still bring criticism from many music fans who were hoping for Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber or Metallica.