Everything is better with a little rock ‘n’ roll. That’s why Red Hot Chili Peppers have been officially added to the Super Bowl XVLIII Halftime Show. The NFL’s finest hour airs Sunday, February 2 live from MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. Red Hot Chili Peppers will join already billed pop superstar Bruno Mars for the halftime mega-performance. The Pepsi Halftime Show, according to NFL reps, is the most watched musical event every year in recent memory. Last year’s performance attracted over 110.5 million viewers; both football fans and music lovers alike. The Chili Peppers continue a great tradition of outstanding rock artists that have performed during the halftime of the Super Bowl, including Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Aerosmith, Prince, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, ZZ Top, Paul McCartney, U2, Kid Rock, Sting, KISS, Rolling Stones, and more.
Red Hot Chili Peppers were one of the top-grossing touring artists in 2012. It was a banner year for the Red Hot Chili Peppers as well, who were touring off their 2011 release, I’m With You, which debuted at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 and was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rock Album. The band mounted a monster 77-show run, with which they hauled in almost $58 million. Together for over 20 years, the Red Hot Chili Peppers have been one of the most successful and inventive rock bands in history. With over 60 million albums sold worldwide, the band has 5 multi-platinum albums. Both Californication and Blood Sugar Sex Magik were ranked in Rolling Stone Magazine’s “500 Greatest Albums of All-Time.” Throughout their illustrious career, the band has garnered 7 Grammy Awards, and they were inducted into the Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame on April 14, 2012. Back in September 2013, Red Hot Chili Peppers began writing music for their next album. – by Matt Bishop