Well, it’s been a while since the NFL and CBS started putting together a shortlist for artists being sought to take over the halftime show at next year’s Super Bowl 50. And it seems like it’s finally been whittled down to just one act: Coldplay. Yes, Coldplay is going to perform at the Super Bowl. Coldplay.

To be expected for a gig that often boasts a lineup of major pop stars, it doesn’t sound like Coldplay will be the only musicians taking the stage that day. According to US Weekly, Coldplay could possibly be joined in some capacity by Bruno Mars, who performed the show in 2013 and was rumored to be coming back this year. As well, some of Coldplay’s other musical peers may make appearances. But don’t expect to see the also-rumored Maroon 5 up there, nor Taylor Swift. And there’s no word on if any sharks, either left or right, will show up.

The Grammy-winning Coldplay will be the first British group to take the most-watched stage in history since 2010, when The Who rocked “Pinball Wizard” in front of the New Orleans Saints and the Indianapolis Colts. Coldplay is definitely capable of wowing massive audiences, but it’ll be interesting to see how up-tempo the performances are. Considering how wild some other halftime shows have gone, we don’t expect Coldplay to be unleashing any Jackson sibling pasties, but we’re hoping something equally notable happens.

It’s a pretty timely gig for Coldplay, as they’re about to release their seventh album, titled A Head Full of Dreams, on Friday, December 4. They’ll also be making their first U.S. late night talk show appearance on < ahref=http://www.cinemablend.com/television/Watch-Paula-Abdul-Remake-Opposites-Attract-With-James-Corden-73227.html>The Late Late Show with James Corden on Monday, December 7. That’s some CBS synergy happening there. Check out their latest single, “Everglow,” below.



Being held for the first time in San Francisco, where Metallica fans are certainly reacting favorably to this news (or not), Super Bowl 50 will take place on February 7, 2016. Taking the post-game slot this year is Late Night with Stephen Colbert, which marks the first time a late night show has landed that primo spot. Are you guys happy with this choice?

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