E! News is reporting that Adam Levine and his band, Maroon 5, have had “extensive talks” about performing during halftime of Super Bowl 50 in 2016.
A source tells E! Coldplay and Bruno Mars are other acts the NFL has been considering for the show, typically the biggest entertainment event of the year. Bruno, who just performed at Super Bowl XLVIII in 2014, has been the subject of recent rumors. Billboard reported in September that the singer was rumored to have been invited back to “curate” the performance–choosing the talent to appear.
However, the E News source said Adam and his band are the current front runners for the gig. There are usually more acts booked alongside the headliner. There’s no word yet on who the additional performers could be, if Maroon 5 seals the deal.
Katy Perry was last year’s halftime entertainment and garnered 121 million viewers, the highest viewership for the halftime special according to Nielsen. Bruno’s performance the year before drew 115 million, the second highest.
Representatives for the NFL and Maroon 5 did not return E! News request for comment.
Super Bowl 50 will take place at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on Sunday, Feb. , 2016, and air on CBS.
If it happens, it will be a HUGE opportunity for Adam and Maroon 5. He might even consider leaving his coaching job on The Voice. Just kidding. Adam appears to be a lifer, having appeared on the NBC competition series every season so far. Currently, he’s filming Season 10 with Blake Shelton, Pharrell Williams and Christina Aguilera, which will air in the spring of 2016.
Currently, The Voice season 9 is airing on NBC on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Via E Online