Bruno Mars to Play Super Bowl Halftime Show

Super Bowl Halftime Show Bruno MarsIn news that any Bruno Mars fan will treasure, it will rain (or, more likely, snow) hits from the pop star at the Super Bowl XLVIII halftime show, the NFL confirmed Sunday.

This year’s Big Game will he held Feb. 2 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ — that is, not in a cozy domed arena. And on the East Coast. In the dead of winter. (On that date in 2013, the temperature was 32 with a low of 18.)

In fact, in announcing Mars’ booking, NFL SVP Mark Quenzel said that this halftime show will capitalize on the fact that it’s taking place in an open-air venue. So… parachutists? He arrives descending from a dirigible on a rope ladder?

Previously this decade, The Who, The Black Eyed Peas, Madonna and Beyonce have headlined the Super Bowl halftime extravaganza.

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  1. Sarah says:

    Hm, i was hoping it would be Lady Gaga. Or Miley.

  2. Linderella says:

    Would have thought Springsteen or Bon Jovi would have been a better choice for the Jersey Bowl. :(

  3. Brooke says:

    I adore his albums, but have never seen him perform before. What types of shows does he normally put on?

    • alison says:

      This will be fantastic! His shows are amazing with the whole band singing and dancing

      • Kate'shomesick says:

        A friend of mine took me to one of his concerts and even she- being a huge fan- was very disappointed. He’s a good vocalist and his band was very energetic, dancing and putting on a show, but the whole thing was just so uncharismatic. I can’t pinpoint what it is but it got very boring after a while…so…yeah…

  4. Bryce Alexander says:


  5. Ayana says:

    Yes! I love Bruno Mars!

  6. Danielle H. says:

    Great news! He’s super lucky to be doing this so early in his career. He puts on great shows though, and I love his songs.

  7. Hope Bruno Mars is going to be a million times better than Beyonce (just sayin’).

  8. A. D. says:

    Yet ANOTHER horrible Super Bowl Halftime choice!

  9. hipper says:

    This choice is nowhere epic or nostalgic enough. Even if you didn’t like the acts, you’d see why Madonna, Beyonce, Bruce Springsteen and The Who were chosen. Bruno Mars!?! Meh. I honestly though they would’ve gone with local product Bon Jovi.

  10. Martin says:

    Who I would love to do the super bowl half time show would be Pink. Always puts on a great show.

  11. anon says:

    Although Bon Jovi would have been a good choice due to where the SB is being played, probably didn’t get chosen due to the upheaval going on with the band right now (Sambora quitting the band).

  12. David4 says:

    Perfect fit! :)

  13. Drew says:

    I can’t recall ever being interested in one of these shows. It’s like they always have fourteen year old girls coordinating these things.

  14. Zoe says:

    This dude is mad talented, and he puts on a great show. I cannot wait.

  15. Bob says:

    Sounds great! It’ll give me plenty of time to run to the store to restock supplies for the second half.

  16. Rain says:

    Do the people that choose the half time entertainer actually factor in the people that will be watching the superbowl? Or do they choose someone that will only get those who don’t bother watching football to flip to the station only for the half time show?

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  18. A says:

    Why so negative? He’s a great singer and puts on great performances. In my opinion, he’s one of the few pop singers today who can actually sing. Personally, I love his throwback style/vibe. Give him a chance, people! :)