Last year, Katy Perry headlined the halftime show and brought out special guests Missy Elliott and Lenny Kravitz. In recent years, Bruno Mars, Madonna and recent Coldplay collaborator Beyoncé have also taken the massive national stage. The band has yet to release an official statement on the event.
Coldplay will release their seventh studio album, A Head Full of Dreams, on Friday. Along with Beyoncé, other notable guests include Blue Ivy Carter, Gwyneth Paltrow, Noel Gallagher and Tove Lo. “Everyone who got asked to sing on our album has an important part in our lives,” singer Chris Martin told The Wall Street Journal last month.
Martin recently revealed to Rolling Stone that much of the album’s lyrics and themes stem from his post-divorce depression and explore his road back from anxiety and heartbreak. “It’s about love and acceptance and embracing what happens to you,” Martin said. “It’s quite a hippie album. All of our records were a journey to get to this one.”
For the new LP, Coldplay will be following in the footsteps of Adele and Taylor Swift in selectively streaming their album. It will not be immediately available on services with a free option, but will appear on Apple Music and Tidal on the day of its release. The band had a similar approach to their two most recent albums, Ghost Stories and Mylo Xyloto, which were also not immediately available on Spotify.