Bruno Mars has invited the Red Hot Chili Peppers to join him during the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Show on FOX in MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014. It was announced today during FOX’s broadcast of the NFC Divisional Playoff game featuring the New Orleans Saints at Seattle Seahawks.
Bruno Mars first announced his Super Bowl Halftime performance during an unprecedented live announcement on FOX NFL Sunday in New York City’s Times Square just before the first kickoff of the 2013 season. As a singer, songwriter and producer, Mars has accumulated a catalog of 22 “Hot 100” hits. Mars is nominated for multiple major categories at this year’s Grammy Awards including both “Record” and “Song of the Year” for his hit “Locked Out Of Heaven,” in addition to “Best Pop Vocal Album” for Unorthodox Jukebox and “Best Pop Solo Performance.” Bruno and his eight-piece band The Hooligans are set to launch the second leg of their sold-out Moonshine Jungle world tour in North America this summer.
Red Hot Chili Peppers, which is singer Anthony Kiedis, bassist Flea, drummer Chad Smith, and guitarist Josh Klinghoffer, have sold more than 60 million albums, including five multi-platinum LPs, and won six Grammy Awards, including "Best Rock Album" for Stadium Arcadium, "Best Rock Performance By a Duo or Group" for "Dani California," "Best Rock Song" for "Scar Tissue," and "Best Hard Rock Performance With Vocal" for "Give It Away." The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April 2012. The Red Hot Chili Peppers’ latest studio album I'm With You was released by Warner Bros. Records on Aug. 29, 2011.
The Pepsi Super Bowl halftime show is one of the most-watched musical event of the year. More than 110.5 million viewers in the U.S. watched last year’s show. The Super Bowl and halftime show will be broadcast worldwide.
The Pepsi Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Show is an NFL Network Production and will be executive produced by Ricky Kirshner and directed by Hamish Hamilton.
View the Bruno Mars Pepsi Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Show Announcement here: www.nfl.com/pepsisbhalftime