Maroon 5 To Headline Super Bowl LIII Halftime Show

Posted September 20, 2018

Super Bowl LIII goes down in Atlanta, Georgia on February 3rd, 2019.

So are the other members of the band-guitarist James Valentine, bassist Mickey Madden, drummer Ryan Dusick, keyboardists Jesse Carmichael and PJ Morton, and multi-instrumentalist Sam Farrar.

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This has been a long time coming for the band, who have been on a "short list" of groups over and over. We know lead singer Adam Levine is on "The Voice" and he's talented and there are probably Maroon 5 fans reading this fuming, but - wait, who exactly are Maroon 5's fans? If Maroon 5 can shake up the layout of an iconic venue certainly they can deliver when it comes to taking on the iconic Super Bowl.

This year, Justin Timberlake returned to the Super Bowl stage, more than a decade after his his controversial 2004 appearance with Janet Jackson. So just because Maroon 5 is playing, it doesn't mean that the National Football League can't also bring in someone like Ludacris or Janelle Monae.

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During a 2015 interview with Howard Stern, Levine revealed that the Super Bowl would be a dream gig for him and his bandmates. They have some big shoes to fill.

Numerous notable Twitter users bashed the halftime show choice, with many calling for Atlanta rap acts like Usher, T.I., and Migos to perform instead. "We think we sounded pretty good!"

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