Report: Coldplay to perform at Super Bowl halftime

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The NFL is going to announce one of the musical acts taking part in this year’s Super Bowl halftime show during Thursday night’s game between the Lions and Packers, but a report from the Wall Street Journal may have stolen some of their thunder on Thursday afternoon.

The Journal reports that Coldplay will headline the show, which the league says will be “honoring the past, recognizing the present and looking ahead to the next 50 years.” Per the report, the band will be releasing a new album on Friday and that they are likely to put tickets on sale for a tour after playing during the widely watched halftime festivities.

That new album features an appearance by Beyonce and the report includes a note that she is “is in talks to make a guest appearance” in Santa Clara. She headlined the halftime show in New Orleans during Super Bowl 47, although memories of her performance aren’t quite as vivid as memories of the building going dark due to a power outage in the third quarter.

Earlier reports indicated that Bruno Mars, who played at halftime of Super Bowl 48, would be involved in this year’s halftime show as well.