Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers have announced they will be performing together at the Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show next month.
The “Gorilla” singer and the legendary funk-rock band – who are slated to begin working on their eleventh studio album this year – will take the Super Bowl stage for what promises to be an interesting, genre-blending performance.
The Chili Peppers have sold more than 60 million albums worldwide and will be the first rock act to play the halftime show in four years, since British group The Who performed in 2010. Grammy-nominated Bruno, meanwhile, is famous for his smooth, soulful deliveries and a voracious female fan base.
The news was revealed via the Super Bowl’s official Twitter account over the weekend, in a message that read: "Get Hyped For Halftime! 'brunomars invites @chilipeppers to join him at @SuperBowl on Feb 2! #Halftime.” Bruno also confirmed the news on Saturday.
Last year, Beyoncé blew us all away with her powerful 15-minute, hits-laden performance, which featured pyrotechnics and a medley with Destiny’s Child members Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams. According to the NFL, more than 110.5 million people watched the megawatt show.
Previous acts in recent years include Madonna, Black Eyed Peas, Prince, the Rolling Stones and Bruce Springsteen.
Super Bowl XLVIII airs live on Sunday Feb. 2, 2013.