Maroon 5 to Headline Super Bowl LIII Halftime Show in 2019

  • Maroon 5 to Headline Super Bowl LIII Halftime Show in 2019

Maroon 5 to Headline Super Bowl LIII Halftime Show in 2019

The NFL has tabbed pop-rock mainstays Maroon 5 to perform during halftime of Super Bowl LIII on February 3 in Atlanta, two sources tell Variety's Jem Aswad.

Adam Levine is going to the Super Bowl! Another source tells Us, "The offer has been extended and they've pretty much accepted", while ETOnline says the band is the "frontrunner" to perform. Maroon 5 is a frontrunner to perform during the National Football League championship game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, on February 3, 2019, ET has learned.

Maroon 5 continues the NFL's recent shift away from the classic rock acts that headlined numerous Super Bowls of the early aughts.

Considering Atlanta's rich music history, many people were baffled by the selection of Maroon 5.

Should the seven-member band be headlining this year's Super Bowl halftime show, they will be following on the heels of Justin Timberlake, who headlined the Super Bowl LII show with a 14-minute performance that included a tribute to Prince. They have some big shoes to fill.

There has been no word yet if any other performers will be joining Maroon 5 at the Super Bowl, though things have been trending in that direction: A number of recent halftime shows have featured multiple acts, including Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers in 2014; Katy Perry, Lenny Kravitz and Missy Elliott in 2015; and Coldplay, Beyoncé and Bruno Mars in 2016.

So, who could Maroon 5 bring out? Plus, with the Super Bowl being in Atlanta, one of the centers of hip-hop and the home of Migos (aka Offset, Cardi's husband) it seems like Maroon 5 would be nuts to NOT include her. They've also collaborated with Wiz Khalifa, Christina Aguilera ("Moves Like Jagger" would be a banger for the Super Bowl, right?) Rihanna, and ASAP Rocky during their career.