Maroon 5 are 'current frontrunners' for performing at Super Bowl 50
Maroon 5 may curate next year's Super Bowl Halftime show in February
Maroon 5 may be performing in front of their largest audience to date.
It was confirmed today (Wed, October 21), by E! Online that pop rock band Maroon 5 are the "current front runners" on the list of plausible artists to perform at next year's Super Bowl halftime show.
If Maroon 5 were to perform at Super Bowl 50 (also dubbed "The Golden Super Bowl" and "Super Bowl L"), they would be following up this year's halftime show catered by mutli-platinum pop musician Katy Perry who performed at the Super Bowl XLIX in February, and showman Bruno Mars who performed with Red Hot Chili Peppers at the Super Bowl XLVIII in February of 2014.
Maroon 5 have an amalgam of hit singles that have been released in the last 15 years and would provide a perfect mix of rock, pop, and dance music.
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Here is the official statement:
E! News can exclusively reveal that Levine and his band, Maroon 5, have had extensive talks about performing during halftime of Super Bowl 50 in 2016.
A source tells E! News the other acts the NFL have discussed at one point have included Coldplay and Bruno Mars, who just performed in 2014 at Super Bowl XLVIII. However, the source says Levine's band is the current front-runner for the gig.
The Super Bowl is perennially the most-watched television event of the year, as Perry's Super Bowl performance drew 121 million viewers, the highest viewership for the halftime special according to Nielsen. Mars' performance brought in 115 million, the second highest.
A rep for the NFL has not returned E! News request for comment and Maroon 5's rep had no comment regarding the potential Super Bowl performance.
Super Bowl 50 will take place at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on Sunday, Feb. , 2016, and air on CBS.