Coldplay to headline Super Bowl 50

2015-12-03 by Toondude | 45 Comments
With their latest album about to be released, multiple sources have confirmed that Coldplay will headline Super Bowl 50's Halftime Show. The NFL is scheduled to make the announcement during the game between the Detroit Lions and the Green Bay Packers.

As of now, the show is still being planned, though rumors are speculating that Maroon 5 will also be a part of the show.

Coldplay's latest album, A Head Full of Dreams is scheduled to be released on December 4th.

http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/6785597/coldplay-super-bowl-halftime-show

Tagged: Coldplay

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Tyler.
December 4th 2015
17723 Comments


Oh

Calc
Contributing Reviewer
December 4th 2015
16468 Comments


Hail Mary for the win wooot!!!!!!!

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JWT155
December 4th 2015
14501 Comments


Completely makes sense. Record companies have no incentive to put their top artists in the Super Bowl anymore, any artist who goes on stage for the Super Bowl will have a huge spike in sales. With Coldplay being practically the biggest household name in rock music in the 00's and 2 under performing records with a new one being released soon, it's a no brainer to throw them on the stage and gamble on a huge resurgence of a band that once dominated the music charts.

Calc
Contributing Reviewer
December 4th 2015
16468 Comments


pretty sure chris martin said this is their last album so gambling on a resurgence is doubtful

Futures
December 4th 2015
9977 Comments


that isn't even true

JWT155
December 4th 2015
14501 Comments


Unless they go 10 years without a record, I don't believe artists anymore when they say they're throwing in the towel.

evilford
December 4th 2015
42999 Comments


I've only seen hail Mary's work in folklore, never during an actual game I watched. utter disbelief

on topic= la dee frickin dah

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trackbytrackreviews
December 4th 2015
3421 Comments


I hope they play Clocks

Calc
Contributing Reviewer
December 4th 2015
16468 Comments


you know they will.

betray
December 4th 2015
9392 Comments


please maroon 5 instead

RogueNine
December 4th 2015
4229 Comments


More often in college football.

Futures
December 4th 2015
9977 Comments


part of the reason why college football is so much better

betray
December 4th 2015
9392 Comments


can't even begin to talk about all the crazy finishes in cfb this year alone fuck

FSU, michigan, miami

RogueNine
December 4th 2015
4229 Comments


Pro football and cfb are awesome for different reasons.
Now, college bb >>> pro.

betray
December 4th 2015
9392 Comments


see gotta disagree there pro bb shits on ncaa

Futures
December 4th 2015
9977 Comments


m a r c h m a d n e s s

StallionMang
December 4th 2015
9003 Comments


cuz when u think football, u think coldplay

RadicalEd
December 4th 2015
9546 Comments


tbh I only watch Friday Night Lights. And they have mostly better music than post Viva La Vida coldplay.

SowingSeason
Moderator
December 4th 2015
33585 Comments


whoever makes these kinds of decisions is an idiot

clearly taylor swift should have been the headline for SB 50.

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JWT155
December 4th 2015
14501 Comments


For sheer star power it should have been Taylor Swift, but like I mentioned above, the huge bump in record sales from the Super Bowl performance would be wasted on Taylor Swift and I feel like Coldplay are the band that could greatly benefit from performing at the Super Bowl.

SowingSeason
Moderator
December 4th 2015
33585 Comments


Yeah but by that logic shouldn't they just grab a local high school band

And yeah that would be awesome actually

JWT155
December 4th 2015
14501 Comments


I mean Coldplay were arguably the biggest Rock Band of the 00's and a household name. They aren't a band that needs to be re-explained or introduced to the audience, merely remind the audience that they exist, you like our old songs and by the way we have a new record, go buy it. I can see plenty of people watching and thinking "Damn, I haven't listened to Coldplay in Years. I really liked Parachutes/Rush of Blood/Viva La Vida, I'm gonna rebuy/stream those and check out their new record"

SowingSeason
Moderator
December 4th 2015
33585 Comments


Definitely. I guess as a Coldplay fan I assume everyone still sees them as relevant.

Still, a boring choice in my opinion considering they could afford to lure in literally anyone of their choice.

HenchmanOfSanta
December 4th 2015
1994 Comments


I think this is part of the NFL continuing to try establishing a footprint in the UK. Coldplay are obviously an extremely popular band either way, but it's a win-win business decision for the league if they're going to continue the obsession with playing and eventually getting a team over there.

guitarded_chuck
December 4th 2015
18055 Comments


im not a coldplay fan whatsoever but its a better pick than most of the shit they have on there


tigersbrokefree
December 4th 2015
274 Comments


There is nothing they can use to entice me to watch this shit. Black Eyed Peas, Bruno Mars, Coldplay... jesus christ get the Escalade. You know memorable acts like Michael Jackson, Prince, The Who, and the Rolling Stones used to play this massive event? But now we get Katy Perry, where a fucking shark is more entertaining.

JWT155
December 4th 2015
14501 Comments


Michael Jackson, The Who and Prince performed because they were acts at their time that had appealed to everyone, especially non football fans. The formula hasn't changed, the taste in music of the demographic of those who don't watch football has shifted to these mainstream top 40 pop acts.

davesthesay
December 4th 2015
62 Comments


Hahahaha! Coldplay and American throwball???

Two of the most boring things on planet earth. Match made in heaven.


aworldofviolets
December 4th 2015
153 Comments


Why are we talking about this?

HenchmanOfSanta
December 4th 2015
1994 Comments


"There is nothing they can use to entice me to watch this shit. Black Eyed Peas, Bruno Mars, Coldplay... jesus christ get the Escalade. You know memorable acts like Michael Jackson, Prince, The Who, and the Rolling Stones used to play this massive event? But now we get Katy Perry, where a fucking shark is more entertaining."

Did you actually watch the Who and Rolling Stones show?

Also Katy Perry was entertaining af and you're a huge dork if you watch the Super Bowl Halftime Show for the music.

Mutantsnowstorm
December 4th 2015
506 Comments


Bruno Mars and RHCP was a killer show, I don't care if the instruments are mimed that was my favorite half time show in a long time. I love The Who and The Rolling Stones but they're performances were a snooze fest, which is not what you want at the superbowl half time show. And coldplay will be a snooze fest as well

"Also Katy Perry was entertaining af and you're a huge dork if you watch the Super Bowl Halftime Show for the music." [2]

Dynosaurus
December 4th 2015
3 Comments


The damn thing is in San Francisco. What entertaining artist could they get that is a staple of American sporting events that is actually associated with the Bay Area? 4 Non-Blondes? Nothing going on there. Faith No More? It would be epic but not mainstream enough to get excitement. Huey Lewis and the News? They have "Sports," that counts for something right? Oh, that's right, Metallica... Metallica is from the San Francisco area and "Enter Sandman is unavoidable at any sporting event. I blame that tactless, mouth-breathing jagaloon Roger Goddell

Nazzadan
December 4th 2015
2294 Comments


Megadeth could have been an option, they got an album on the horizon they could be hyping up. Metallica would have been a solid choice, too. Oh well, I'll just sing along to Viva La Vida. Just kidding, sports are for nerds

HenchmanOfSanta
December 4th 2015
1994 Comments


lol if you think Megadeth would ever be invited to play on that stage. Imagine the amount of angry moms sending letters to CBS on their name alone. Not to mention Dave's habit of incendiary political comments.

HenchmanOfSanta
December 4th 2015
1994 Comments


It's amazing how much difficulty music nerds have with the concept of music with mass appeal.

Trebor.
Staff Reviewer
December 5th 2015
57157 Comments


should just be springsteen every single year

coldplay are fucking garbage

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JWT155
December 5th 2015
14501 Comments


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOhhEMn-8D8

brainmelter
December 5th 2015
6905 Comments


really

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Voltimand
December 5th 2015
1098 Comments


should just be springsteen every single year [2]


zakalwe
December 5th 2015
30251 Comments


Coldplay, superbowl and maroon 5 aka hell



sonictheplumber
December 5th 2015
10985 Comments


Beefqueef bungholio

Kronzo
December 5th 2015
1303 Comments


absolutely terrible, their entire discography is bad

playswithpassion
December 5th 2015
292 Comments


I think there's plenty of reasons from he business side of things that make plenty of artists not really want to play the half time show. They don't get paid and for a lot of large touring acts, that's simply out of the question for something they would do.

I didn't mind the first couple coldplay albums...a few guilty pleasure tracks. Still seems like an odd choice for the halftime show. Oh well.

AND YES! HAIL MARY FOR THE WIN! Football can be hilarious sometimes.

someguest
December 5th 2015
29931 Comments


The band choices go well with the fans' homoerotic fascinations and convictions.

clander270
December 6th 2015
432 Comments


should just be springsteen every single year [3]



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