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Maroon 5 to Headline Super Bowl LIII Halftime Show (Report)

Biggest night in sports will kickoff in Atlanta on Feb. 3 next year

Maroon 5 will be the headliner for the Super Bowl LIII half time show from Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium next February, Us Weekly reported.

The magazine, citing two sources, reported that “the offer has been extended and they’ve pretty much accepted.” CBS declined to comment, while reps for Maroon 5 did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.

“It’s a Super Bowl tradition to speculate about the performers for the Pepsi Halftime Show,” said a statement from the NFL, who has the final say on the performers. “We are continuing to work with Pepsi on our plans but do not have any announcements to make on what will be another epic show.”

Super Bowl LIII will be broadcast by CBS on Feb. 3, 2019.

This would be the first time that the band has gotten the plum gig, joining other big time artists including Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, The Who, Katy Perry (who could forget Left Shark) and Tom Petty. The most famous, or infamous, halftime show was the 2004 “wardrobe malfunction” from Janet Jackson (with Justin Timerberlake), which also happened to air on CBS.

Timberlake was eventually forgiven — though not Jackson, who reportedly drew the ire of former CBS CEO Leslie Moonves — and was the headliner last year from Minneapolis. However, he again stirred some controversy when he performed Minnesota-native Prince’s “I Would Die 4 U” with a giant projection of the late artist on a large sheet behind the stage.

The last time CBS hosted the game — Super Bowl 50 from Santa Clara, Calif. in Feb. 2016 — the performers were Beyonce, Bruno Mars and Coldplay.