For many, the halftime entertainment is the biggest thrill of Super Bowl Sunday.
In addition to the actual game and the top-notch commercials, the annual Super Bowl halftime show has a way of drawing people to their television screens.
On Sunday, Feb. 2, Grammy Award-winning artist Bruno Mars and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees the Red Hot Chili Peppers will entertain the masses at Super Bowl XLVIII between the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks while the players hydrate and talk strategy in the locker room.
With the game fast approaching, let's take a look at what viewers can expect from the much-anticipated performance.
Where: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, N.J.
When: Sunday, Feb. 2
Kickoff Time: 6:30 p.m. ET
Live Stream: Fox Sports Go
Spread: Denver -3, via Bovada
Red Hot Chili Peppers Set to Rock Out Alongside Mars
Mars won't be alone on stage during the Pepsi Halftime Show. In fact, he'll be joined by one of the most popular and successful bands of all time in the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
The band, which was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012, currently consists of four members, none more recognizable than lead singer Anthony Kiedis and bassist Flea. Both, along with drummer Chad Smith, are in their early 50s.
Guitarist Josh Klinghoffer, 34, has been performing with the band since 2007.
While the band has come a long way since the early 1980s, Flea recently talked about his personal growth over the years, which includes an expanded passion for sports, per CNN's Phil Gast:
I'm definitely wiser, and less likely to make gigantic blunders of an intellectual, spiritual, emotional or physical type. But more than anything the passion for the things that I really care about like playing music, and being kind, and children, and the things I love—sports, books, art—my passion for all these things has deepened.
Rock fans, young and old have to be pleased with this year's lineup, which promises to feature plenty of vintage RHCP.
How Will the Show Live Up to the Hype?
While Pepsi has done its best to keep any halftime show secrets under wraps, past Super Bowl celebrations have featured plenty of surprises, with numerous artists popping up out of the stage to join in on the performance.
And with only two confirmed acts having been announced, fans have to believe a few additional stars are set to appear on Super Sunday.
On top of that, there has been endless hype surrounding the halftime show, which leads many to believe the NFL is planning more than just a 20-minute jam session with Mars and the Chili Peppers.
So far, it's difficult to say who could potentially be joining Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers on stage inside MetLife Stadium. After all, Mars is a versatile artist who can blend his style with pretty much any other popular musician or artist out there today. Meanwhile, the Red Hot Chili Peppers made a name for themselves thanks to their bold style that features elements of rock, funk and rap.
Therefore, it wouldn't be surprising to see them collaborate with an artist from a different genre either.
But with two all-male acts having been booked, it's very possible we could see a female artist emerge on Super Sunday.
With those closest to the event doing an excellent job of keeping quiet, viewers will likely have to wait until intermission to see exactly what the Super Bowl XLVIII halftime show has in store.
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