Katy Perry's backing dancer went viral during last year's event
Coldplay will perform the half-time show at Super Bowl 50 which takes place in Santa Clara on Sunday night (February 7). Katy Perry played the high profile slot last year, an appearance boosted by guest star Missy Elliott and a backing dancer dressed as a shark. The shark became famous for his out of time dance moves.
Coldplay appeared at a press conference ahead of the Super Bowl yesterday (February 4) and were asked by a reporter what their “Left Shark moment” might be.
Chris Martin joked that they wanted to improve on the standard Katy Perry set in 2015, saying: “We’ve got Left Shark, Middle Shark, Front Shark, Back Shark, Two Right Sharks and the reserve shark in case one of the first sharks has a problem, in which case there’s going to be a Pepsi logo flashed onscreen.”
“No viewer at home will have any shark-based trauma,” he added, before dropping the jokes and saying: “It’s a difficult question to answer. You’re saying which part of our show we’ll fuck up terribly.”
Beyonce will join the band on stage during the performance, something Martin said was a way of linking back to Super Bowl’s gone by. She famously headlined in 2013. “The way we’re sort of honoring the past is by asking some of the people whose halftime shows we’ve really loved, and Beyonce’s of course is right up there, I think most people would agree. And so we just felt like asking her would be appropriate,” he said.
Earlier this year it was confirmed that Coldplay will receive the Godlike Genius Award at the NME Awards 2016 with Austin, Texas.
The band will pick up the award in person and also perform live at the ceremony on February 17 at O2 Academy, Brixton, London.
Coldplay, who recently released their seventh studio album ‘A Head Full of Dreams’ and have sold 80 million records worldwide, will perform an exclusive set of their greatest hits to close the show.Tickets for the ceremony, held at London’s O2 Academy Brixton on 17 February, are on sale now at NME.com/tickets.
Following thousands of votes from NME readers, The Libertines and Wolf Alice have six nominations in total, including nods in the categories of ‘Best British Band, ‘Best Live Band’ and ‘Best Track’.
Hot on both bands’ heels are Foals, receiving four nods across the shortlist, including Best British Band, Best Live Band, Best Album and Best Track. The Maccabees, who are yet to add an NME Awards gong to their trophy set, are up for Best British Band, Best Live Band and Best Album supported by HMV.
The winners are decided by you – the fans – and voting is now open.
The NME Awards with Austin, Texas season kicked off on January 29 with NME Awards Tour 2016 with Austin, Texas. Headliners Bloc Party, Drenge, Rat Boy and Bugzy Malone will tour the UK. Tickets are available now.
Meanwhile, Crystal Castles will mark UK return at two NME Awards Shows with Austin, Texas. Other acts playing at London gigs throughout February include Suede, Swim Deep, Blossoms and King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard.