AceShowbiz - Maroon 5's longtime dream apparently is about to come true. The seven-piece band has reportedly been tapped to headline Super Bowl LIII halftime show at Mercedes-Benz stadium in Atlanta, Georgia on February 3, 2019.
"The offer has been extended and they've pretty much accepted," an insider tells Us Weekly. Special guests for their headlining gig remains unknown, but Cardi B and Travis Scott (II) are most likely to join Maroon 5 on stage. Cardi previously teamed up with the band for "Girls Like You", so it came as no surprise if she made it to the shortlist. Travis will probably replace Kendrick Lamar for "Don't Wanna Know".
While reps for Maroon 5 didn't immediately respond to request for comment, a spokeperson for NFL played coy when asked about the rumors. "It's a Super Bowl tradition to speculate about the performers for the Pepsi Halftime Show. We are continuing to work with [longtime sponsor] Pepsi on our plans but do not have any announcements to make on what will be another epic show," the spokeperson said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter.
Should they really headline the annual halftime show, it will be a dream come true for the band. Frontman Adam Levine told Howard Stern back in 2015, "We very actively want to play the Super Bowl." He also revealed at the time that Maroon 5 had been on a "short list" of acts in consideration to headline the game's halftime show for years.
Justin Timberlake headlined the 2018 Super Bowl halftime show, marking his second time gracing the stage after his infamous headline set with Janet Jackson. Other big names who have taken the stage in recent years include Lady GaGa, Beyonce Knowles, Katy Perry, Bruno Mars and Coldplay.