It’ll be closing walls and ticking clocks at Super Bowl 50, as the Wall Street Journal reports that the halftime show is Coldplay.
Does the National Football League realize this is a snoozefest of an idea? The band’s newest album, which dropped Thursday, Dec. 4, is even titled, “A Head Full of Dreams.”
Sure, Coldplay’s Britpop music is beautiful and catchy, but one can only imagine Super Bowl watchers that are 5 beers and 20 wings deep by halftime, instantly falling asleep the moment one hears Chris Martin’s crooning lyrical voice.
Everyone expected the Super Bowl to book someone huge for their 50th halftime show, and while Coldplay is certainly one of the most decorated and talented bands around right now, wouldn’t it be more on brand to try and wrangle Taylor Swift? Or Justin Bieber? Or The Weeknd? But at least they didn’t choose Maroon 5, right?
Super Bowl 50 will take place at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., and air live on CBS Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016.