Someone alert Levi’s Stadium to triple-check their electrical sources — because Beyoncé is returning to the Super Bowl this year.
According to a report from Entertainment Tonight, Bey will join Coldplay for the Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show in February, three years after her own headlining performance. No further details have been revealed yet, but it’s likely the two acts will team up for a live rendition of “Hymn for the Weekend,” their collaboration from Coldplay’s latest album, A Head Full Of Dreams.
The British rockers’ artistic director, Phil Harvey, previously hinted there would be “special guests” involved in the performance, and Bruno Mars has already been tapped to join the festivities. Rumors are swirling that there’s still another act on deck, though, and some have named Rihanna as an option — which wouldn’t be too much of a stretch, considering she and Coldplay previously connected for the 2012 duet “Princess Of China.”
The NFL Championship’s famed Halftime Show has a history of showcasing A-list collaborative performances. Last year, Missy Elliot and Lenny Kravitz joined headliner Katy Perry onstage, and the year before that, Red Hot Chili Peppers lent their rock edge to Mars’ lively set. In 2013, Beyoncé memorably quarterbacked the show, recruiting her former Destiny’s Child bandmates for a medley of their greatest hits (which may or may not have caused a stadium-wide power outage from the sheer awesomeness of it all).
We’ll have to wait until Feb. 7 to see how this year’s show will go down, but Coldplay frontman Chris Martin has already promised, “We’re going to give it everything we have.”
Queen Bey would demand no less.
In the meantime, here’s a #TBT of Beyoncé and Martin from a full decade ago to remind us how far these two friends have come. ?