Coldplay to headline Super Bowl 50 halftime show

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Recording artist Chris Martin of Coldplay performs onstage during the 2015 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/AMA2015/Getty Images for dcp)

LOS ANGELES (Dec. 3, 2015) —Viva la vida football: Coldplay will headline the Super Bowl 50 halftime show, according to multiple sources.

The news was first reported by the Wall Street Journal. Sports Illustrated, Us Magazine and Variety, citing unnamed sources, have also said Coldplay will get the slot.

The NFL is scheduled to make an announcement during tonight’s game between the Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions, Sports Illustrated said. Neither the league nor the band has confirmed the news.

Coldplay’s new album, “A Head Full of Dreams,” is due out Friday.

The band is known for such hits as “Yellow,” “Clocks” and “Viva la Vida,” as well as a string of best-selling albums. (No, “Yellow” does not refer to the color of referees’ flags or the first-down line you see on TV.)

Rumors have been rife as to whom would take the stage for this, the golden 50th Super Bowl. Among the suggested artists: Bruno Mars, who performed in 2014; Beyonce, who performed in 2013; and pop band Maroon 5.

Up With People, who performed in 1976, 1980 and 1982, was not mentioned.

Super Bowl 50 will take place February 7, 2016, at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California.

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