Confirming numerous rumors and magazine reports, The Who will perform at the Super Bowl XLIV Halftime Show this February. As previously reported, the game will take place at Dolphin Stadium in South Florida on Sunday, February 7. CBS will broadcast the event.
The Super Bowl has hosted classic rock veterans likes Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Prince, the Rolling Stones and Paul McCartney since Janet Jackson exposed herself at the event in 2004. The Who has not played a full show in the U.S. since 2008, though singer Roger Daltrey is currently on the road with his solo band.
A History Of Super Bowl Halftime Entertainment:
I: Universities of Arizona and Michigan Bands.
II: Grambling University.
III: “America Thanks” with Florida A&M University.
IV: Carol Channing.
V: Florida A&M Band.
VI: “Salute to Louis Armstrong” with Ella Fitzgerald, Carol Channing, Al Hirt and U.S. Marine Corps Drill Team.
VII: “Happiness Is…” with University of Michigan Band and Woody Herman.
VIII: “A Musical America” with University of Texas Band.
IX: “Tribute to Duke Ellington” with Mercer Ellington and Grambling University Bands.
X: “200 Years and Just a Baby” Tribute to America’s Bicentennial.
XI: “It’s a Small World” including crowd participation for first time with spectators waving colored placards on cue.
XII: “From Paris to the Paris of America” with Tyler Apache Belles, Pete Fountain and Al Hirt.
XIII: “Super Bowl XIII Carnival” Salute to the Caribbean with Ken Hamilton and various Caribbean bands.
XIV: “A Salute to the Big Band Era” with Up with People.
XV: “A Mardi Gras Festival.”
XVI: “A Salute to the 60’s and Motown.”
XVII: “KaleidoSUPERscope” (a kaleidoscope of color and sound).
XVIII: “Super Bowl XVIII’s Salute to the Superstars of the Silver Screen.”
XIX: “A World of Children’s Dreams.”
XX: “Beat of the Future.”
XXI: “Salute to Hollywood’s 100th Anniversary.”
XXII: “Something Grand” featuring 88 grand pianos, the Rockettes and Chubby Checker.
XXIII: “Be Bop Bamboozled” featuring 3-D effects.
XXIV: “Salute to New Orleans” and 40th Anniversary of Peanuts’ characters, featuring trumpeter Pete Fountain, Doug Kershaw & Irma Thomas.
XXV: “A Small World Salute to 25 Years of the Super Bowl” featuring New Kids on the Block.
XXVI: “Winter Magic” including a salute to the winter season and the winter Olympics featuring Gloria Estefan, Brian Boitano and Dorothy Hamill.
XXVII: “Heal the World” featuring Michael Jackson and 3,500 local children. Finale included audience card stunt.
XXVIII: “Rockin Country Sunday” featuring Clint Black, Tanya Tucker, Travis Tritt, Wynonna & Naomi Judd. Finale included flashlight stunt.
XXIX: “Indiana Jones and the Temple of the Forbidden Eye” featuring Tony Bennett, Patti LaBelle, Arturo Sandoval, the Miami Sound Machine and stunts including fire and skydivers. Finale included audience participation with light sticks.
XXX: Diana Ross celebrating 30 years of the Super Bowl with special effects, pyrotechnics and stadium card stunt. Finale featured Diana Ross being taken from the stadium in a helicopter.
XXXI: “Blues Brothers Bash” featuring Dan Akroyd, John Goodman and James Belushi. Also featuring “The Godfather of Soul” James Brown and ZZ Top.
XXXII:“A Tribute to Motown’s 40th Anniversary” including Boyz II Men, Smokey Robinson, Queen Latifah, Martha Reeves and The Temptations.
XXXIII: “Celebration of Soul, Salsa and Swing” featuring Stevie Wonder, Gloria Estefan, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and tap dancer Savion Glover.
XXXIV: “A Tapestry of Nations” featuring Phil Collins, Christina Aguilera, Enrique Iglesias, Toni Braxton and an 80-person choir.
XXXV: “The Kings of Rock and Pop” featuring Aerosmith, *N’SYNC, Britney Spears, Mary J. Blige and Nelly
XXXVII: Shania Twain, No Doubt and Sting
XXXVIII: Janet Jackson, Kid Rock, P. Diddy, Nelly and Justin Timberlake
XXXIX: Paul McCartney
XL: The Rolling Stones
XLII: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
XLIII: Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
XLIV: The Who