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.