Red Hot Chili Peppers to Perform at the Super Bowl


Story by Anne Erickson

Red Hot Chili Peppers have been confirmed to share the stage with Bruno Mars at Super Bowl 48

It’s official: Red Hot Chili Peppers will perform at the Super Bowl halftime performance next month. The rumor was out there late last week, but over the weekend, main performer Bruno Mars confirmed the speculation.

Mars made the official announcement during Fox’s television coverage of an NFL playoff game on Saturday (Jan. 11). He was pretty tight-lipped about the collaboration, though, so it’s likely the show will bring some surprises.

Red Hot Chili Peppers released their latest studio album, “I’m with You,” in 2011. The album is the first to feature new guitarist Josh Klinghoffer – best known as a session and touring musician with artists such as Gnarls Barkley and Back – following guitarist John Frusciante’s exit. Since then, the Peppers have been on the road in support of “I’m with You,” including a headlining performance at Metallica’s Orion Music + More Festival last summer in Detroit.

Super Bowl 48 will take place Feb. 2 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., near New York City. The game will air on Fox.

(Courtesy photo: Ellen Von Unwerth.)



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