Monday, December 5, 2011

Madonna to headline Super Bowl halftime show

The NFL has confirmed Madonna will perform the Super Bowl XLVI Halftime Show.

The pop icon will take center stage at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Sunday, February 5, along with Cirque Du Soleil performers.

The Super Bowl halftime show is the most-watched musical event of the year; more than 162 million viewers in the U.S. watched last year's show.

Madonna joins an esteemed list of recent halftime acts that includes The Black Eyed Peas, The Who, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Prince, the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney and U2.

Madonna has sold more than 300 million records in the course of her three-decade career. Her last tour was the most successful tour by a solo artist in history.

Madonna is currently in the recording studio working on a new album scheduled to be released next year. Her new film "W.E." - which she directed, wrote and produced - is opening in a limited one-week release December 9 in Los Angeles and will open nationally on February 3, two days prior to Super Bowl XLVI.

Madonna has partnered with a creative team from Cirque du Soleil, Jamie King, and multimedia artists from Moment Factory, to create a signature performance for the Super Bowl XLVI Halftime Show.

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