Maroon 5 will reportedly perform at the Super Bowl halftime show

  • Maroon 5 has reportedly agreed to perform at Super Bowl LIII.
  • The band's frontman, Adam Levine, has said in the past that the band has been on the shortlist for years to play it.

Maroon 5 has finally gotten the call to perform at the Super Bowl halftime show. 

According to reports in Us Weekly and Variety, the band was offered the gig and has accepted. Frontman Adam Levine has said in the past that the band has been on the shortlist to play the Super Bowl for years.

Maroon 5 is currently on tour promoting its 2017 album, "Red Pill Blues."

Playing halftime at the Super Bowl is a prized honor in music. Everyone from Lady Gaga to Prince has performed at it. Last year, Justin Timberlake had the honor at Super Bowl LII.

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CARSON, CA - MAY 13: Adam Levine of Maroon 5 performs on stage at 102.7 KIIS FM's 2017 Wango Tango at StubHub Center on May 13, 2017 in Carson, California. (Photo by Leon Bennett/WireImage)
CARSON, CA - MAY 13: Adam Levine of Maroon 5 performs onstage during 102.7 KIIS FM's 2017 Wango Tango at StubHub Center on May 13, 2017 in Carson, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
CARSON, CA - MAY 13: Adam Levine of Maroon 5 performs onstage during 102.7 KIIS FM's 2017 Wango Tango at StubHub Center on May 13, 2017 in Carson, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - APRIL 29: (L-R) PJ Morton, Jesse Carmichael, Adam Levine, Matt Flynn and James Valentine of Maroon 5 perform during the 2017 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival at Fair Grounds Race Course on April 29, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Erika Goldring/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 10: Recording artist Adam Levine (3rd from L) and Maroon 5 band members attend his being honored with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on February 10, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 639 -- Pictured: (l-r) Jesse Carmichael and Adam Levine of musical guest Maroon 5 perform on March 14, 2017 -- (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE VOICE -- 'Live Top 10' Episode 1116A -- Pictured: Adam Levine with Maroon 5 -- (Photo by: Tyler Golden/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: James Valentine and Adam Levine of Maroon 5 pose in the press room at the 2016 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 20, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: (L-R) Musicians Mickey Madden, Matt Flynn, PJ Morton, James Valentine and Adam Levine of Maroon 5 pose in the press room at the 2016 American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater on November 20, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Singer Adam Levine (L) and Maroon 5 perform onstage during the 2016 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 20, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
LISBON, PORTUGAL - MAY 28: Adam Levine of Maroon 5 performs on Mundo stage at Rock in Rio on May 28, 2016 in Lisbon, Portugal. (Photo by Pedro Gomes/Redferns)
HOUSTON, TEXAS - APRIL 03: Musician Adam Levine of Maroon 5 performs on stage during Capital One JamFest at the NCAA March Madness Music Festival Day 3 at Discovery Green on April 3, 2016 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Turner)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 24: Recording artists Adam Levine (L) and James Valentine of Maroon 5 perform onstage during CBS RADIOs third annual We Can Survive, presented by Chrysler, at the Hollywood Bowl on October 24, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for CBS Radio Inc.)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 24: (L-R) Musicians Jesse Carmichael, Adam Levine, James Valentine and PJ Morton of Maroon 5 perform onstage during CBS RADIOs third annual We Can Survive, presented by Chrysler, at the Hollywood Bowl on October 24, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for CBS Radio Inc.)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 24: (L-R) Musicians Matt Flynn, Adam Levine, James Valentine and PJ Morton of Maroon 5 perform onstage during CBS RADIOs third annual We Can Survive, presented by Chrysler, at the Hollywood Bowl on October 24, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for CBS Radio Inc.)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 24: Recording artist Adam Levine of Maroon 5 performs onstage during CBS RADIOs third annual We Can Survive, presented by Chrysler, at the Hollywood Bowl on October 24, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for CBS Radio Inc.)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 24: Recording artists Adam Levine (L) and James Valentine of Maroon 5 perform onstage during CBS RADIOs third annual We Can Survive, presented by Chrysler, at the Hollywood Bowl on October 24, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for CBS Radio Inc.)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 29: Adam Levine of Maroon 5 performs at Allphones Arena on September 29, 2015 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Don Arnold/WireImage)
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Maroon 5 is certainly a safe choice for the NFL, and it will likely lead to some groans on social media. Even before the reports of the band playing Super Bowl LIII (on February 3, 2019), 2014 performer Bruno Mars took to Twitter pleading with the league to choose a hip-hop artist for the halftime show.

At least we'll probably get to see Cardi B, as she's featured on the Maroon 5 song, "Girls Like You."

"It’s a Super Bowl tradition to speculate about the performers for the Pepsi Halftime Show," an NFL spokesman said to Business Insider when asked to confirm the reports. "We are continuing to work with Pepsi on our plans but do not have any announcements to make on what will be another epic show." 

 

 

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