In Defense of Super Bowl 50 Headliner Coldplay

When news strike that Coldplay, a British mill wire fronted by Chris Martin, was headlining a Super Bowl 50 halftime show — arguably a world’s biggest entertainment — a nod was mixed.

Coldplay’s legions of fans were quite happy about a news. “If you’ve seen #Coldplay perform live, we customarily know their Super Bowl act is gonna be spectacular,” one wrote. But it seemed many were rebate than concerned with a NFL’s choice. “Lmfao what is this 2003,” read one tweet, while another listed any other illusive act as softened choices: “Why is coldplay working during a superbowl when Kanye, Drake, Kendrick and J. Cole are alive.”

Martin himself has commented over a years on Coldplay’s divisiveness, explanation Z100’s Elvis Duran in a new speak that he’s A-OK with not being everyone’s No. 1 pick. “We’ve spin peaceful with a wire we are. we know that there are some people who unquestionably don’t like it and we unquestionably don’t mind. It’s fine. It’s OK,” he said. “That’s a unquestionably liberating feeling.”

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Well, we here during ETonline trust Coldplay is a best choice to lead a landmark Super Bowl 50 halftime show, and here are 7 reasons why.

1. Viva La Vida Live

Coldplay cunning not be your customary “hard rock” wire — Martin calls it “limestone rock” — yet a foursome mill out harder in unanimity than their 7 albums would indicate. Take their 2011 headlining set during Glastonbury, when they led an public of 80,000 low in a saved singalong finish with confetti stars, fireworks (because they can) and their possess laser show. There’s a reason they were once named Best Live Act!

2. Everyone Knows a Coldplay Song

You’d be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn’t know a Coldplay tune, even if they contend they don’t. Hear a opening chords to “Clocks” or “Viva La Vida,” and we dauntless we not to do your best Martin croon. It’s one thing to seductiveness to a masses — customarily cruise about how many hits their set list will have! — yet it’s a totally conflicting story when we can appeal to dogs and grandparents. Not any mill wire can notice that.

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3. Spot a Famous Friend

The organization has been around enlarged adequate to spin BFFs with music’s coolest artists, such as Jay Z, Beyonce, Avicii and Rihanna, and it’s definitely upped a band’s cross-genre cred. As one of a world’s nicest groups, we customarily don’t cruise Martin and his bandmates wouldn’t share a wealth. Remember, Beyonce is featured on “Hymn for a Weekend,” Jay remixed “Lost,” Avicii assembled bar banger “A Sky Full of Stars” and Rhi Rhi is featured on “Princess of China.” Really, we customarily wish some-more onstage moments like these during a vast game:

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4. Thinking Outside a Box

Coldplay’s final worldwide trek, a Mylo Xyloto Tour, had what cunning have been one of a coolest inventions to date: a flashing, light-up bracelet that synced to a music. The artificer of a “Xylobands” even conspicuous that a suspicion came to him while he was — yup, we guessed it — at a Coldplay concert. Now that’s comprehensive stuff. We can customarily suspect what Coldplay dreams adult successive for a Super Bowl expose given this is simply magical:

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5. The Gwyneth Factor

Martin had a brief play with actress Jennifer Lawrence surpassing this year, and has recently been associated to Peaky Blinders star Annabelle Wallis, yet it’s ex-wife Gwyneth Paltrow that we’re unquestionably intense to try and symbol during a vast game. Paltrow is even featured on a band’s new album, A Head Full of Dreams, appearing on a aria “Everglow.” Maybe Super Bowl 50 will be a initial to underline an A-lister singing backup? The former confederate has dueted during smallest once before:

6. No Chance of a Wardrobe Malfunction

The wire is a graceful PC collect for a halftime extravaganza, clarification we almost won’t have to worry about any thoroughfare slips or pornographic dance moves. In fact, if a band’s video for “True Love” is any indicator, Martin cunning opt to dress himself in a vast costume, Left Shark-style.

7. Moves Like Martin

Depending on how a diversion goes, your associate viewers cunning be prepared to smack out their sloppiest dance moves by a time a halftime expose rolls around. Have no fear, Martin’s got any bad pierce and awkward father dance flog with his lanky, flailing entertainment presence. See for yourself:

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Super Bowl 50 takes place during Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016 on CBS.

Who else cunning be bind Coldplay on a vast stage? Press play on a video subsequent to find out!


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