Maroon 5 score halftime performance slot at 2019's Super Bowl 53
Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine had said in 2015 that 'the band would be thrilled to do it. We very actively want to play the Super Bowl.'
Super Bowl 2019 is going to be sweet as 'Sugar' with Maroon 5 set to burn up the stage. After their most recent hit with Cardi B, 'Girls Like You', the band is currently promoting their 2017 album 'Red Pill Blues' on tour. And what better way for the band to show off their 'Moves Like Jagger' than on the ultimate stage of them all - a performance they have been hinting at since 2015.
Although there were several rumors that the band would perform at the halftime during the 2015 Super Bowl, frontman Adam Levine had struck down any possibilities of them joining Bruno Mars. During a conversation with Howard Stern on his SiriusXM radio, Levine had denied all reports, adding, "I don't know where that came from."
However, he certainly did not deny the band taking up the stage in the future. The celebrity coach on 'The Voice' had mentioned that the band was already shortlisted in groups that have been asked to perform and that Maroon 5 has been on that list "for a couple of years".
Levine had confessed, "I think the band would be thrilled to do it. We very actively want to play the Super Bowl." It seems that their wish will finally come true in February next year when they will be on a break between their New Year's Eve show and the Australian leg of their tour which begins on February 19. Although according to PopSugar, Kelly Clarkson was highlighted by a social media campaign after her wonderful performance at the 2018 US Open, Maroon 5 still has greater chances of performing at the Super Bowl.
SuperBowl is probably the one moment every music fan eagerly looks forward to. As entertaining as it can get, over the years it has seen performers like Coldplay, Beyonce, Bruno Mars, Paul McCartney, U2, The Who, and Janet Jackson sizzle the stage with their glamorous performances. Prince's 2007 performance is considered to be the best of them all after he played a version of 'Purple Rain' in a rainstorm.
As for Maroon 5, their performance comes almost a year after Jay-Z rejected the offer to perform at the halftime following the controversy surrounding former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s decision to take a knee during the National Anthem as a sign of protest. Of course, Queen Bey's King had made it pretty evident in The Carters' song 'Apes**t': “I said no to the Super Bowl: you need me, I don’t need you.”