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Coldplay is playing the Super Bowl 50 halftime show

Coldplay is playing the Super Bowl 50 halftime show


It'll be the 'Adventure of a Lifetime'

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Julia Kennedy

Calling all dads: The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Coldplay will play Super Bowl 50's halftime show. The game's scheduled for February 7th. The timing makes sense for the British rock giants, who are releasing new LP A Head Full of Dreams tomorrow; according to Us Weekly, 2013 performer Bruno Mars and some other "friends of the group" will have a role in the performance. (Does that mean another Beyoncé performance? She's reportedly negotiating an appearance.) Katy Perry was last year's headliner, but she brought friends of her own to the show: Lenny Kravitz, Missy Elliott, and Left Shark all helped her through a medley of some of her biggest hits.

Many of Coldplay's hits skew a little more downcast (and guitar-heavy) than the discographies of other recent performers. It's hard to imagine thousands of fans raging to "Yellow" and "The Scientist" come February, but the presence of Mars and Chris Martin's other famous pals should liven up the set in one way or another. It'll also depend on the sound of A Head Full of Dreams, which is still a mystery beyond the handful of singles that have been released. If you're a Spotify user looking forward to hearing the album, take note: The Wall Street Journal is also reporting the band will withhold the album from the service. (It'll still be available on services without a free tier like Apple Music.)