It’s official: Coldplay has announced that they will be headlining next year’s Super Bowl Halftime.
This will be Super Bowl’s 50th year, to be held at Santa Clara, California.
According to Consequence of Sound, the group will be the first rock band to headline the event since The Who in 2010.
In a promotional video, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin said that the band is excited to take part in the event.
“We are so excited and honoured and thrilled to be playing the half-time show. It’s going to be wonderful and I hope we see you there,” he said. “I’m really, really nervous. This is the greatest moment in our band’s life. We are going to give it everything we have.”
The British rock band, which has sold more than 80 million albums worldwide, will be reportedly performing alongside Bruno Mars and Beyonce, who appears on Coldplay’s song “Hymn for the Weekend.”
The announcement received a number of negative reactions from Super Bowl fans. Some of them took to Twitter to express disappointment: “Coldplay playing the Super Bowl halftime show in the Bay Area is = to McDonalds being the main course at your wedding. Good job, Goddell,” said user Dimitri Magganas.
“The world powers decided we all need a designated 20-minute nap time so they asked Coldplay to do the Super Bowl halftime show. zzzzzzzz,” said user Matthew Leimkuehler.
According to reports, it’s likely that the band will sell their North American tour tickets after the halftime show–a move that’s been done by other halftime artists in the past.
The Super Bowl will happen on February 7, 2015.