Super Bowl halftime director says fans will be surprised by Coldplay’s performance
Coldplay are slated to headline the halftime show at Super Bowl 50, and halftime show director Hamish Hamilton thinks Chris Martin and the guys of Coldplay will “surprise a lot of people.”
“They write great music. They’re great performers. They’re great individuals,” Hamilton told Billboard. “They’re a great band, and I think they and their energy and their positivity will surprise a lot of people in a very positive way.”
Coldplay could perform any of the hits they’ve scored over the past 15 years or new stuff off their latest studio release, “A Head Full of Dreams.” The set list is top secret, though.
“Within any artist’s repertoire, there are big hits, big ballads, big energy and big emotion,” Hamilton said. “Those songs are usually the most Super Bowl appropriate.”
“A Head Full of Dreams,” which many believe will mark Coldplay’s final studio album, includes appearances by Noel Gallagher, Beyonce and Martin’s ex-wife, Gwyneth Paltrow. Hamilton won’t dish on whether any of those guests will appear at the Super Bowl.
“Everybody can hope lots of things for Super Bowl Sunday, and one of the great things about Super Bowl Sunday is that everybody has their own hopes, opinions and dreams, but obviously only a certain number of those dreams can come alive,” he said. “I’m not gonna be the guy who tells you that Santa Claus isn’t real.”
Super Bowl 50 will take place Feb. 7 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.
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