For every sports-obsessed fan glued to the television for the Super Bowl this weekend, there will be just as many tuning in for the Katy Perry halftime show (with Missy Elliott, no less), which makes a peculiar sort of sense when you think about it. Perry is a lot like the Tom Brady of music after all: impeccably put-together, on a run of unmatched success, and beloved by everyone with good taste around the world. Did I mention I'm from Boston?
But who says there only has to be one halftime show?
Tonight -- Friday, Jan. 30 -- Fall Out Boy and Charli XCX will kick off Super Bowl weekend with live performances at "VH1 + Papa John’s Super Bowl Blitz: A Concert For The Troops." Two halftime shows? That's like a full show. Simple math.
The show will broadcast -- and stream! -- live at 9/8C from Luke Air Force Base in Glendale, AZ, hosted by Nick Lachey, who, as a big Cincinnati Bengals fan, is probably still licking his wounds over their ignominious exit from the playoffs. Idina Menzel and Jordin Sparks will also make special appearances.
While Fall Out Boy and Charli XCX might not be the first two acts that come to mind when you think about giant men smashing into one another at furious speeds, the former have become something of the go-to house band when it comes to sporting events in recent years. Fresh off a performance at the college football championship, the band has seen their music show up all across the sporting spectrum with licensing and commercial spots.
Fall Out Boy are expected to perform their current single “Centuries,” from the just-released No. 1 album, AMERICAN BEAUTY/AMERICAN PSYCHO among their other slew of amped-up hits, while Charli will perform “Boom Clap” and “Break The Rules," the latter of which sounds like it could be The New England Patriots new anthem.
Watch Fall Out Boy and Charli XCX perform live on VH1 or at SuperBowl.VH1.com, and pre-game with two live performances to get you game-ready.