As if Bruno Mars wasn't enough to make the halftime show at Super Bowl XLVIII worth watching, the Red Hot Chili Peppers have been added as performers to make this year's super intermission all the more intriguing.
The two acts make for an eclectic blend of contemporary and classic soul and rock.
Per Joe Flint of the Los Angeles Times, RHCP will be in Brooklyn the day before the Super Bowl for a pre-big-game bash. Fox Sports officially announced Flea and the gang would accompany Mars during the New Orleans Saints-Seattle Seahawks NFC Divisional Playoff game.
Mars will likely appeal to younger music fans with hits from his most recent album Unorthodox Jukebox and his 2010 hit, Doo-Wops and Hooligans.
If MetLife Stadium had a roof, the players, coaches and fans would probably be happy, but Mars would also raise it with tracks like "Grenade," "Locked Out of Heaven," "It Will Rain" and "When I Was Your Man."
As a fan of the 28-year-old Hawaiian, I could go on for awhile naming tracks that have done time on my computer and mobile devices.
Obviously, it takes more than just a good singer and songs to make a solid performance. Mars is also an exceptional performer. That's a key component necessary to make the halftime show special. Take a look at Mars in action at Radio 1's Big Weekend.
The RHCP certainly have their share of hits as well.
The group has been rocking for 30 years and have 10 studio albums. Perhaps the best and most highly acclaimed is 1999's Californication.
It featured the chart-topping title tracks "Otherside," "Scar Tissue" and others.
Fans are sure to hear some medley of the group's classic tracks on Feb. 2.
Together, Mars and RHCP will create a solid variety of entertainment. Kudos go to the folks in charge of arranging halftime entertainment; they hit it out of the park this year.
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