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Report: Maroon 5 To Play Super Bowl 2019 Halftime Show

Published: Wednesday 19th Sep 2018 by Sam

A few years ago, Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine told an interviewer: “we very actively want to play the Super Bowl.”

Well, it appears the Pop pack may very well have scored their wish. Because it’s being reported that the hitmakers will be playing the Super Bowl 2019 Halftime Show.

Details below…

According to US Weekly – who previously broke the same news about the likes of Lady Gaga – the band have officially been tapped to play the Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta, Georgia, on February 3rd 2019.

Citing a source, the report relays that “the offer has been extended and they’ve pretty much accepted.”

Lending credence to the news is the fact that Levine – in the same interview mentioned above – confirmed that his clan had been on a “short list” of groups to play the big show for some time.

Now, it seems organizers have gone back to said tally and made  their pick.

Furthermore, it’s worth noting that the seven-member ensemble are currently in the midst of a tour to plug their latest album ‘Red Pill Blues’ – and interestingly have a scheduled break from shows in between a Las Vegas New Year’s gig and the February 19th start of the Australian leg of their trek. Thus leaving more than sufficient time to prep for the Big Game on Feb 3rd.

If indeed enlisted to perform, Levine and co succeed this year’s headliner Justin Timberlake. 

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Cutting straight to the chase, this gets a… “hell no” vote from us.

We appreciate Maroon 5 in all their incarnations – from their early indie-kissed cuts to their candy-coated Pop appeal of today. But Super Bowl headliners? Again, no. 

In keeping it 100, we’ve long felt that the enormity of the platform and demands of showmanship make this a game for the sequin-shiny, high-flying, over the top, choreographed acts of today.

And while we understand the demographic metrics likely used to make said decision, entertainment value really ought to take preeminence. Especially after how badly Justin Timberlake’s offering played out this year.

The only, and we mean only, way of salvaging such a booking would be to take the Coldplay approach of 2016. Hence, in the way it was a necessity to pad their performance with appearances from Beyonce and Bruno Mars, this needs to be a shared gig with acts of a more renown level of “performance.”

In the here and now, yours truly is simply stuck on can anyone make this make sense?

Were J.Lo, Pink, hell, even Rihanna busy?! And what about the ratings magnet that would be a Janet comeback?

Sigh.

Your thoughts?

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  1. Truth September 19, 2018

    I love Maroon 5.. but yeah I think they had several more popular acts they could have went with instead…

    • Truth September 19, 2018

      Boring. They are musicians not performers. Rihanna or JLo would be better!

      • USA for White September 19, 2018

        Good. Nobody got time for Illuminati puppets like Bey and Jay-zoo!

      • Illuminati Exposed September 19, 2018

        I can’t stand these two. They think they are royalties in tne US!

      • SkyRocket September 19, 2018

        How do they think they’re royalty? Please provide examples or shut up please 🙄 seems like you’re mad at someone’s success

      • The Carter Do Not Own USA September 19, 2018

        Bey… a trying hard soulless witchcraft who ate flowers with her daughter.
        So revolting like a d*ck!

    • Lucinta Luna September 19, 2018

      Poor choice tbh!!!

    • Truth September 19, 2018

      Nobody cant match Madonna’s simplicity and yet powerful Half-Time!!!

      • ??? September 19, 2018

        lmaooo please, that mess has been matched, burned, and forgotten since then lmfaooooo

      • Flopnet September 19, 2018

        Beyonce prayed to the devil and it was a ritual. Everyone knows that she is evil and a satan worshipper. Soul-less!

      • Trump’s Supporter September 19, 2018

        Beyonce didnt break any records other than paying her Grammys using her ape husband ol’ drug money! 😤

    • Say no to witchcraft September 19, 2018

      Beyonce’s Half-Time was so demonic! 😖

    • What A joke September 19, 2018

      Bey now is playing for festivals.. so much for matched and burned 😪😪😪.

      • Tea Spilled September 19, 2018

        😂😂😂

    • Fixed 4 BeyHives September 19, 2018

      Since the Superbowl nobody wants to see Bey anymore other than at the Coachella or Church of Satanic where its members donate tampons for rituals!!!
      🤷🏿‍♀️

      • Wth September 19, 2018

        🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🙄🙄🙄

  2. Rasputia Lattimore is ANNOYED of white trash demon Danzou BEGGING to Eat Her Box and Impersonating her EVERY DAY September 19, 2018

    They also asked Cardi B to perform too.

    • Breaking! September 19, 2018

      Yuck… 🙁

    • No P*** Pour Rapper September 19, 2018

      Cardi belongs in the ghetto just like you!

      • Euw! September 19, 2018

        🤣🤣🤣🤣

      • What A joke September 19, 2018

        Cardi belongs in Good Morning America or stripped joint like Mariah!

      • Rasputia Lattimore is ANNOYED of white trash demon Danzou BEGGING to Eat Her Box and Impersonating her EVERY DAY September 19, 2018

        Don’t hate the messenger. Hate the message. Nothing is wrong with a ghetto performer. America is ghetto! Travel more b|tch. All the big cities are GHETTO. NYC, Miami, LA, etc. Only non-ghetto city in America is San Francisco and cities in the middle of no-where with bad weather but that is changing too since all the poor immigrants have taken over.

      • Trump’s Supporter September 19, 2018

        Rasputana Lactodick… you should travel to Uganda, b*tch👀

      • Rasputia Lattimore is ANNOYED of white trash demon Danzou BEGGING to Eat Her Box and Impersonating her EVERY DAY September 19, 2018

        You thirsty to eat my box. U will never get a wift. I’ll peee on you to quench your thirst. Trump likes to drink my peeee at 1K a glass. How much money u got?

      • Rasputia Latimore Is TIRED of white trash demon Danzou BEGGING to Eat Her Box and Impersonating Her September 19, 2018

        I’m a princess in the middle east where I come from you will bow down devil. If you want to tell what to do pay for my s e x reassignment surgery.

      • Rasputia Lattimore is ANNOYED of white trash demon Danzou BEGGING to Eat Her Box and Impersonating her EVERY DAY September 19, 2018

        I’m the GHETTO queen.

    • FAF September 19, 2018

      Of course that’s gon be how Atlantic pats for her spot in 2019 since she already been booted from high profile events

      I also hear they paid for a #1 next week even tho in my feelings and girls had the EXAct Same # of streaming points 😂😂😂 the desperation

      And before anyone tags me in something i won’t respond to Nicki did super bowl in 2012

    • Hmmm… September 19, 2018

      TF?? Cardi hasn’t come remotely close to deserving a Super Bowl performance. That would’ve been an utter disgrace.

      • Tea Spilled September 19, 2018

        Cardi .. the modern slu++y of Missy Elliot!

  3. King z September 19, 2018

    Makes sense

    There have been several
    Pop acts playing back to back. It’s time
    For another genre – rocks, country, etc

    • Hmmm… September 19, 2018

      Maroon 5 is pop though…..

      But it is time for a rock or country act.

  4. Rasputia Lattimore is ANNOYED of white trash demon Danzou BEGGING to Eat Her Box and Impersonating her EVERY DAY September 19, 2018

    I don’t think the whole show should be Maroon 5.

    • Lalala September 19, 2018

      I dont think you should exist!

      • Rasputia Lattimore is ANNOYED of white trash demon Danzou BEGGING to Eat Her Box and Impersonating her EVERY DAY September 19, 2018

        Stop begging to eat my box and creating new troll accounts to speak to me b|tch. The thirst for Rasputia is real yall!

      • Trump’s Supporter September 19, 2018

        Rasputana Paedophilia… take your meds! 🙄

      • JCP September 19, 2018

        Lmao oh sh*t… you caught me off guard with that one.

      • Rasputia Lattimore is ANNOYED of white trash demon Danzou BEGGING to Eat Her Box and Impersonating her EVERY DAY September 19, 2018

        Rasputia does not f.uck little boys. She strictly f.ucks grown men that are pretty boys with big sticks! Be gone troll! U aint got nothing I want and NO u cannot eat my box no matter how many times u beg from your numerous troll accounts! I don’t want to catch any of thoses numerous diseases u got and I would not want to pick up your dog smell on my beautiful brown skin.

  5. DanYiel Iman September 19, 2018

    I’m here for this even though I’m not watching the super bowl…#KneelingwithKaepernick

  6. pat September 19, 2018

    Janet won’t do it without making a political statement musically.
    The NFL’s too insecure for that.

    • Flopnet September 19, 2018

      Janet is so 20yrs ago

      • pat September 19, 2018

        and 20 yrs later you’re still bothered.

  7. Cardi B is Pregnant Again September 19, 2018

    So Cardi B will definitely be performing but let’s not forget Nicki Minaj performed with Madonna

    • Euw! September 19, 2018

      cardi is such a low class rachet!

    • ??? September 19, 2018

      lmaoo no she wont, the nfl doesnt allow ratchet ghetto birdheads on their stage lmfaoooo

  8. Lake Erie September 19, 2018

    Yea, they wasn’t who I expected to be picked…. but on another note. Cardi b can easily make an appearance for the show since she is featured on their hit song this era… Maroon 5 is nice though. I’m curious to see how they’ll WOW us.

  9. Mark111 September 19, 2018

    Everything and everyone isn’t only into female pop. Gays need to know that. Maroon Five is a perfect fit and have more than enough hits to do the job.

  10. No P*** Pour Rapper September 19, 2018

    As long as not Beyonce, I’m ok! 🙌🏼

  11. The Wig Snatcher September 19, 2018

    They went from Bland (Justin Timberlake) to Blander (Maroon5) and next year will be the Blandest (Taylor Swift). The whitewashing is real.

    • Layola September 19, 2018

      Agree bro! 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

  12. The Wig Snatcher September 19, 2018

    Let’s keep it one hundred, the LAST and ONLY acts who are OUTSTANDING performers are Yoncé, Gaga, Bruno, Pink and Usher. They’ve already done it (except Pink and Usher – as far as full show). So….

    • Ursula September 19, 2018

      Bey paid tribute to the devil. It was a ritual!!!

    • Hmmm… September 19, 2018

      Chris is a good stage performer too. He’s just trash and so is his music. The music industry really hasn’t been turning out new great performers though. It’s just not required to be successful anymore.

      • Tea Spilled September 19, 2018

        They are all puppets nothing about talents or arts!

      • Tyana Jones September 19, 2018

        But alot of wanted him to the perform tho.

  13. The Wig Snatcher September 19, 2018

    At this point, Super Bowl is beneath Janet (unless she has a new album to plug). Janet’s comeback is very solid and her legendary status is cemented.

    • Oli September 19, 2018

      Lol .. meth much?

      • ??? September 19, 2018

        lmaoooo dunno how much meth are you smoking, cuz Wig Snatcher spoke nothing but facts.

      • Flopjanetboobgate September 19, 2018

        Janet is boring. She just whispered through her concert!!

      • Trump’s Supporter September 19, 2018

        Wig snatcher is a walking broken condom.

    • Kanya North September 19, 2018

      Delusional.. she cant even fill up a basketball arena these days. 😴😴😴

      • Rasputia Lattimore is ANNOYED of white trash demon Danzou BEGGING to Eat Her Box and Impersonating her EVERY DAY September 19, 2018

        LIES. I saw her at Essence Festiva. WHOLE Mercedes benz stadium was SOLD OUT. She sold out all seats when she performed in Atlanta too. Keep hating but what u wont do is LIE and get away with it

  14. Nah!! September 19, 2018

    Maroon 5 is the same standard as Nickleback 🙄🙄🙄

    • The Legendary Jasmime September 19, 2018

      I agree

  15. The Wig Snatcher September 19, 2018

    And at this point, Beyoncé is too good for the Super Bowl stage. She did it twice and made both times iconic. A third time may overshadow her previous greatness for the bad.

    • Missatay September 19, 2018

      Still cant reach Madonna’s record breaking audience!

    • ??? September 19, 2018

      lmaooo iconic??? LMFAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    • Kanya North September 19, 2018

      Nothing iconic about selling yourself to the devil, hon! 😂😂😂

      • Gurl Bye! September 19, 2018

        When you p*** off the Republican party and every mayonnaise racist in half of a song as the featured act within a 15-minute Super Bowl show, it was iconic.

      • Wth September 19, 2018

        🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😆😆😆😆😆😆😁😁😁😁😁😁🤭🤭🤭🤭🤭🤭🤭🤭🤭

  16. Lulu September 19, 2018

    Wtf..It is getting worse and worse!

  17. Shane September 19, 2018

    Madonna and Bruno… the best.
    The rest is AMA/Grammys-like performance. Sorry! 😤😤😤😤😤

    • ??? September 19, 2018

      lmaoooo youre right about bruno, but thats it lmfaoooooo

  18. Luke September 19, 2018

    No more Beyonce or Gaga!!!

  19. ~The Arcade~ September 19, 2018

    Hmm… how would elevator music translate well in a stadium? 🤔

  20. Layola September 19, 2018

    Cardi would be tragic like Katy Perry’s! 😪

  21. ??? September 19, 2018

    lmaoooo yeah they can keep this. besides, the only name on everyone’s mind every year is JANET JACKSON, no matter who performs lmfaoooo.

    • Mariah September 19, 2018

      Too old.. too flop dahlingggsss

  22. Antincia foster September 19, 2018

    Right

  23. Trump’s Supporter September 19, 2018

    Janet and Justin.. the WORST!

  24. Ursula September 19, 2018

    No more Illuminati tribute like Beyonce!

  25. Janet September 19, 2018

    I would tongue-fcuk that Adam hairy musky a***!

  26. What A joke September 19, 2018

    Since then Beyonce played in the festivals. Rih would never downgrade like that 🤣🤣🤣

    • Jasmine Da Bi Asian NOT Trashmine or TROLLmine🙋🏿‍♀️💁🏿‍♀️B September 19, 2018

      Rihanna global citizens festival 2016.. you lose honey

      https://youtu.be/gVApbxnQ_dQ

  27. Truth September 19, 2018

    Ehh could’ve went with somebody better. But maybe Cardi will be their special guest

  28. Jeans September 19, 2018

    It should have been janet. Period.

    • Wth September 19, 2018

      She is too ancient for the ratings.

  29. No Cardick For Classy USA September 19, 2018

    Cardick should perform at the sewege where her mouth needs it most!

  30. KillMonger Was Right (Tyler) September 19, 2018

    I’ll watch the halftime show after the fact but I won’t be tuning into the game this year ✊ #StayBlack #Kapernick

    • USA for White September 19, 2018

      Nobody got time for your racist rants!

      • Caleb September 20, 2018

        You got the audacity to talk about “racist rants” when your name is “USA for white”. What a f****** dumbass.

  31. Rees September 19, 2018

    Cardi would be Justin Timberlake’s level… MTV Awards

  32. Darron September 19, 2018

    Janet is the answer

  33. Trump’s Supporter September 19, 2018

    Janet should retire!

  34. Ha September 19, 2018

    I don’t understand why they always do these young people. Why not every other year switch it up from new to classic? Throw in Metallica, Janet, U2, a collage of RB Queens all together, Paul McCartney, Rolling Stones, Elton John, Celine, etc.

    These people every year top the year end tours with 400+ million at stadiums.

  35. Lol September 19, 2018

    If they do it you’re gonna report about it and you’re just gonna have to get over it. Maroon 5 has HITS. and just because it’s not a bunch of booty popping cheerleaders like Beyoncé y’all dont want it. Ain’t nobody watching rihanna for 15 minutes just stand there and roll her hips. I for one am here for it. So get over it. If u don’t want it, DONT WATCH IT.

  36. JOHNVIDAL September 19, 2018

    It is easy to predict they will have guests. It´s a little bit like the Coldplay case. In this occasion they have a big list of collabos in their catalogue. So it will be easy for them. I´m surprised no Xtina fan has showed still talking about the possibility of a cameo with Moves like Jager?

    The best shows of recent years were Bruno and Gaga´s btw. Madonna and Beyonce´s were obviously amazing too. Katy is obviously not on their level but it was probably the most beautiful to watch so there´s that (obviously the effects are not due to her talent so…).

  37. The truth September 19, 2018

    Travis Scott and Cardi B are the guest

  38. Meteorite September 19, 2018

    well if they bring out Christina for “Moves Like Jagger” I hope she’s vocally on point

  39. Liam September 19, 2018

    They a good set of hits and songs people love I’m excited tbh

  40. Caleb September 20, 2018

    Lame

  41. Lou-Andrew Rodriguez September 20, 2018

    Ratings will definitely dip.

  42. xyz September 20, 2018

    I love Janet, but I doubt she would be a ratings magnet. Let’s keep it real, the majority is simply not interested in her anymore and a lot of the younger ones don’t even know who she is.

    J.Lo would be amazing as an headliner. As for Rihanna, actually I don’t know if she would want to do it.

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