From the looks of it, Super Bowl XLVIII will have a case of Californication.
Los Angeles rock group the Red Hot Chili Peppers will reportedly join Hawaii native Bruno Mars to bring the West Coast heat to New Jersey on February 2, performing alongside the “Gorilla” singer as halftime performers at MetLife Stadium.
Sources told The Los Angeles Times that Mars will make the announcement during the New Orleans Saints/ Seattle Seahawks game on Saturday.
There’s no doubt that Anthony Kiedis, Flea, Chad Smith and Josh Klinghoffer will be able to rock Jersey with a bevy of well-known jams like “Can’t Stop” and “Give It Away” — in addition to a host of tracks off their 2011 release I’m With You. (Maybe they’ll bring some of that SoCal sun from their “The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie” video onstage?) But the question remains: Do the guys stand any chance at outshining Queen Bey, who quite famously shut off the lights at last year’s Super Bowl halftime show?
The Red Hot Chili Peppers are currently for I’m With You, their 10th studio album. In 2012, they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The 48th Super Bowl airs live from MetLife Stadium on February 2. It’s the first time the game will be held outdoors in a cold weather environment, so we hope the guys come prepared.
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