Maroon 5 have football fever! The band will officially play the Super Bowl halftime show on February 3 in Atlanta.
The NFL’s Twitter confirmed the news and revealed rappers Travis Scott and Big Boi would be joining Maroon 5 onstage, and on Sunday the band released a video teasing the spectacular event.
Maroon 5 were reportedly struggling to find guest performers in light of the Colin Kaepernick controversy and a fan petition calling for Maroon 5 to drop out of the halftime show has received almost 85,000 signatures as of this writing.
Back in 2013, Levine, 39, told Howard Stern the band have been on the “short list” of acts for a long time. “We very actively want to play the Super Bowl,” he said.
The band now join a list of past halftime acts that includes Bruno Mars, Beyonce, Justin Timberlake, Bruce Springsteen, U2, Michael Jackson, Katy Perry, and the Black Eyed Peas.
Last month, fans began an online campaign for Kelly Clarkson to perform at the Super Bowl, following her stellar U.S. Open set.