Adam Levine Denies Maroon 5 Super Bowl 50 Talks
Adam Levine has dismissed reports suggesting Maroon 5 are in talks to headline the coveted Super Bowl half-time show next year. The “Sugar” stars hit headlines last week when they were named frontrunners for the big gig, with E! News sources claiming the group had had “extensive talks” with National Football League officials about the concert.
Frontman Levine insists there is no truth to the rumors, even though he and his bandmates would love the opportunity to wow football fans at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, in February. “No (there haven’t been talks), but we want to, so hopefully we can make enough of a racket so that they’ll (make an offer),” he told Today. “None of that (report) is true, but it would be nice for this to be a self-fulfilling prophecy here, so let’s get this going…” Turning to the camera to appeal directly to NFL bosses, he then added, “Super Bowl people, we want do the Super Bowl. Let’s do it!” NFL chiefs have reportedly also been considering recruiting Coldplay for 2016’s event, while earlier claims suggested Bruno Mars was primed for another Super Bowl showdown, just two years after hitting the main stage in 2014. Katy Perry served as the headliner at the Super Bowl earlier this year, and shared the stage with Lenny Kravitz and Missy Elliott, whose surprise appearance marked her much-anticipated return to music. The pop superstar’s half-time show was the most-watched TV concert in history, as 121 million viewers tuned in to watch her 12-minute set. The impressive number is six million more than those who checked out Bruno’s half-time show performance last year. However, Perry previously admitted it hadn’t been easy preparing for the big show as she had to negotiate every little detail to comply with the wishes of NFL bosses. “In my show… everything goes through my eyes; I call all the shots, 100 per cent of it,” she told Elle magazine. “With the NFL, I have to be accountable to several levels of red tape. There are many committees I have to go through for my costumes, the budgets of my show, every interview – everything, I have to report to somebody. So I am no longer the boss; I have to relinquish that control… Once you decide you’re gonna do the Super Bowl, you’re gonna have no f**king life for six months. It is the biggest thing…”