Super Bowl Boss DEFENDS Coldplay

The director of the Super Bowl half-time show has defended the decision to hire COLDPLAY for the 2016 event after outraged fans suggested “silence” would have been a better choice.

Coldplay

The British rockers were recently announced as the headline performers for the football extravaganza on 7 February (16) at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California.

However, the news was met with criticism from many fans who have suggested the band’s down tempo style is not suitable for the famously high-octane show, with one Twitter.com user writing that “silence” would have been a better choice, and others branding the show a “snoozefest”.

The event’s director Hamish Hamilton, who has been in charge of the halftime shows since 2010, has now spoken out in defence of Coldplay, insisting the Yellow stars may surprise a lot of viewers.

“I think Coldplay themselves are gonna surprise a lot of people,” he tells Billboard.com. “They write great music. They’re great performers. They’re great individuals. They’re a great band, and I think they and their energy and their positivity will surprise a lot of people in a very positive way.”

Coldplay

Pop star Katy Perry headlined this year’s (15) event, and previous performers have included Beyonce, Madonna, The Who and Bruce Springsteen.

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