There’s a rumor going around that MADONNA will headline this year’s Super Bowl halftime show, which is scheduled for Sunday, February 5th in Indianapolis.
If it happens, it would be Madonna’s first Super Bowl performance. According to reports, she almost did it twice before . . . in 1998 and 2000 . . . but both times the negotiations fell through.
SBNation.com is the site that is reporting this. A rep for the NFL wouldn’t confirm or deny it . . . and there’s also no word from Madonna’s people.
It would be good timing for Madonna. She’s releasing an album next spring, and the first single could be out around the time of the Super Bowl.
Obviously, old-school Madonna would have been pretty risky for the NFL . . . especially in the post-wardrobe malfunction era . . . but just plain old Madonna should be fine.
The last seven Super Bowl headliners have been: The Black Eyed Peas, The Who, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Prince, the Rolling Stones and Paul McCartney.