The Grammy Award-winning rock band fronted by” The Voice” coach-and-four Adam Levine has signed on to play the halftime prove at the 2019 Super Bowl in Atlanta, two sources told the magazine. Maroon 5′ s made single” Girls Like You” has sat near the top of the charts all summer.
” The offer has been extended and they’ve pretty much accepted,” an unnamed source told Us Weekly about the performance.
In a statement to Variety after publication, the NFL would not confirm or deny the news 😛 TAGEND
” It’s a Super Bowl tradition to theorize about the performers for the Pepsi Halftime Show,” the NFL’s statement said.” We are continuing to work with[ longtime sponsor] Pepsi on our strategies but do not have any proclamations to attain on what will be another epic present .”
Representatives for the band and the NFL did not immediately respond to HuffPost’s requests for comment.
Levine has long conveyed his desire to check off the career milestone, telling Howard Stern back in 2015 that the band was on a “short list” of possibilities performers.
” We very actively want to play the Super Bowl , ” he said at the time.
This year, Justin Timberlake returned to the Super Bowl stage, more than a decade after his his controversial 2004 appearance with Janet Jackson.
Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga, Beyonce and Coldplay have all recently performed at the event.
In 2016, actress Taraji P. Henson unwittingly predicted Maroon 5 would be chosen soon when she confounded the band with Coldplay during the British boulder group’s halftime defined.
” Y-AA’S !!!! #maroon5 is life to me !!! #superbowl50 #HappyCamper,” the “Empire” superstar wrote in a since-deleted Instagram post, which included a video of Coldplay’s performance .( Levine took a screencap of the post for posterity .)
Maroon 5 jokingly reacted after the mix-up, tweeting at Henson,” Thanks for loving our performance from our seats at #SB50 . … We think we voiced pretty good!”
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