‘Morning Joe’ Team, Chris Matthews Hosting MSNBC’s Special Super Bowl Coverage (Exclusive)

Katy Perry among cast of guests as MSNBC hosts head to Phoenix to host specials before Super Bowl XLIX

Katy Perry performs live
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MSNBC is going big for the Super Bowl, enlisting its “Morning Joe” duo, Chris Matthews, and halftime performer Katy Perry for its coverage leading up to Super Bowl XLIX, TheWrap has learned.

“Morning Joe” is staying out late as Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski head to Phoenix to host a special two-hour edition Friday from 8pm-10pmET, dubbed “Morning Joe at Night.” The show will be hosted from the Apollo Education House.

Guests for the two-hour MJ special include halftime headliner Katy Perry, Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, New York Daily News and ESPN host Mike Lupica and NBC Sports’ Al Michaels. MSNBC host Ronan Farrow and “Today” co-host  Willie Geist will also take part in the festivities.

Owned by NBCUniversal News Group, the cable news network is adding more to its live coverage with “Hardball” host Chris Matthews. He’ll be joined by a duo of  Mayors: Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh. Access Hollywood’s Kit Hoover and CEO of Fingerpaint Marketing Ed Mitzen will also join.

For several weeks, “Roar” songstress Perry has been hyping her halftime appearance and recently leaked a faux-audio clip of a song she’ll perform, as TheWrap previously reported.

Super Bowl XLIX will air live on NBC Sunday at 6:30 p.m. ET from Glendale, Arizona.