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A few days ago, we learned from Maroon 5 that the band had decided to play the Super Bowl LIII halftime show, after the show had trouble booking a band or musical artist. Following Maroon 5's decision to join the halftime show, the band's keyboardist PJ Morton has spoken out about the decision to join, even when other groups previously declined. He noted:
The keyboardist told People that getting to headline the Super Bowl is a "lifelong dream" and when the opportunity arose the group had talks before determining how to move forward and get excited about the gig. Morton also noted there was "a lot" that went into saying yes.
If you've been keeping tabs on the Super Bowl LIII halftime show, some fans have been calling for a boycott following the events that have gone down over the past couple of seasons since former quarterback Colin Kaepernick chose to take a knee during the National Anthem.
PJ Morton tied the band's decision to the decision many players have made through their work within the NFL, noting.
Many high end bands and musicians have taken the Super Bowl stage over the years. In general, the Super Bowl telecast is a large venue and offers a ton of exposure. Not only is the stadium packed, but more than 100 million people watch the telecast on TV each year.
For example, Super Bowl LI brought in 111.3 million total viewers and Super Bowl LII brought in 103.4 million total viewers.
It's been a monumental year for both Maroon 5 and PJ Morton. "Girls like You" has been a big hit for Maroon 5. In addition, PJ Morton has been nominated for some Grammys for his R&B album Gumbo Unplugged. The Super Bowl gig should just be another memorable moment in a year that is chock full of them. Super Bowl LIII airs on February 3, only on CBS.