Red Hot Chili Peppers to do Super Bowl halftime gig

The Red Hot Chilli Peppers will perform on stage with Bruno Mars during the Super Bowl XLVIII halftime show next month.

Story highlights

  • Rock band will join Bruno Mars for halftime show
  • Super Bowl XLVIII is set for New Jersey's MetLife Stadium on February 2
  • NFL: Super Bowl halftime show is the most-watched musical event of the year
  • Michael Jackson's 1993 Super Bowl performance launched the tradition of big halftime shows
Flea and the rest of Red Hot Chili Peppers will jump on to the stage, compliments of fellow performer Bruno Mars, at next month's Super Bowl halftime show.
The news was announced Saturday during Fox's coverage of an NFC divisional playoff game.
Mars, a Grammy-winning pop singer, invited the Chili Peppers to join him for the Super Bowl XLVIII festivities on February 2 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
"One of the most successful acts in rock history, Red Hot Chili Peppers, which is singer Anthony Kiedis, bassist Flea, drummer, Chad Smith, and guitarist Josh Klinghoffer, have sold more than 60 million albums, including five multi-platinum LPs, and won six Grammy Awards," the NFL said in a press release.
Their hit songs include "Give It Away," "Scar Tissue," "Californication" and "Suck My Kiss."