Photo of Coldplay's Chris Martin performing at 2014 American Music Awards, courtesy Image Group LA
A day before their new album A Head Full of Dreams arrives, Coldplay can celebrate another landmark achievement: they'll be performing next year's Super Bowl 50 halftime show.
The Wall Street Journal first reported the news on Thursday, citing sources familiar with the NFL's plans. And as of Thursday night at 10 p.m. EST, the band and the NFL have both confirmed Coldplay's headlining status.
Bruno Mars, who headlined last year, is also said to be closely involved with the show in some way, as well as other musical friends of Coldplay. 2013 headliner Beyoncé, who is featured on the band's new song "Hymn for the Weekend," is reportedly in talks to appear alongside Chris Martin and Co.
As recently as late October, Maroon 5 and even Taylor Swift had been rumored for the halftime gig.
Super Bowl 50 is set for Sunday, Feb. 7, at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.