Posted in music on January 11, 2014

RHCP at Coachella 2013 (more by Wei Shi)
RHCP

PR ANNOUNCEMENT:

BRUNO MARS has invited the RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS to join him during the PEPSI SUPER BOWL XLVIII HALFTIME SHOW on FOX in MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ on Sunday, February 2, 2014, it was announced today during FOX's broadcast of the NFC Divisional Playoff game featuring the New Orleans Saints at Seattle Seahawks.

Bruno Mars first announced his Super Bowl Halftime performance during an unprecedented live announcement on FOX NFL SUNDAY in New York City's Times Square just before kickoff of the first Sunday of the 2013 season.
Red Hot Chili Peppers play the Barclays Center in Brooklyn one day earlier.

The Barclays Center show is just one of many Super Bowl related concerts that are happening in and around NYC in conjunction with the game in NJ. Kendrick Lamar plays Pier 36 with Robin Thicke, and there are shows with Foo Fighters, Black Keys, Band of Horses, The Roots, Janelle Monae, TLC, Drake, and more

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Comments (59)

lol

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2014 4:20 PM

YES!

Posted by Tube Sock Marketing(!) | January 11, 2014 4:24 PM

Ugh...

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2014 4:26 PM

BLOOD STONG SEX STONG

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2014 4:28 PM

Invited? I.e. wisely realized he can't carry this on his own because most people can't name a single song he does?

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2014 4:46 PM

"BRUNO MARS has invited the RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS to join him"

Aka the NFL realized no one was excited or gave a shit really about Bruno Mars so they had to try and bump it up by adding another act.

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2014 4:47 PM

A-hem.... "Under the (GW) BRIDGE"

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2014 4:55 PM

Who is Bruno Mars, a gay porn actor?

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2014 5:01 PM

Bro!

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2014 5:01 PM

A talented but widely unknown singer + a band whose shtick is universally regarded to be both novelty and dated in 2014 + a stadium of inebriated fans + a freak blizzard + sub-zero temperatures = the greatest halftime show of all time

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2014 5:32 PM

lol locked out of a-list lol

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2014 5:34 PM

4:47 PR Bullshit.

"Hey red hot chili peppers, you wanna play the superbowl with me? "Please!! The nfl won't mind. Please play with me.. Tank yoo."

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2014 5:36 PM

worst news of the year so far.

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2014 5:45 PM

geigh

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2014 5:54 PM

doo doo doo dee dee boo boo cong go go wit da dong dah

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2014 6:18 PM

They better play "Give it Away Give it Away Now" or those rednecks will be PISSED OFF!!

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2014 6:31 PM

STANDIN IN LINE TO SEE THE SHOW TONITE

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2014 6:51 PM

Any guess on the setlist? I say start with "Party on your pussy", cue some Blood Sugar Sex Magik and end with "Sexy mexican maid"

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2014 6:58 PM

Bruno Mars is fucking huge. All you "who?" posters are revealing your old age.

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2014 7:14 PM

Bruno Mars is a total rip off of 60's soul. It's a total copy.
Right down to his hair-doo that his stylist does for him prior to the show.

This generation needs to get with something new. Not some rehash.

Sunn O))) would be a good show.

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2014 7:51 PM

Remember when Atoms For Peace sold out Barclays Center?

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2014 8:04 PM

These guys are just a fugazzi coverband

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2014 8:14 PM

Charlie foxtrot.

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2014 8:17 PM

haha look at all these old ass bruno mars haters. RHCP hate amuses me as well. at least both of these acts have the balls to at least try and be rockstars, a little larger than life. entertainers, in another word. what the fuck did you expect? the National? DIIV? fucking Speedy Ortiz featuring the Men? Parquet Courts? motherfuckers would empty from the stands and beat those assholes to death just for lack of charisma alone.

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2014 9:09 PM

they should have gotten disclosure. it's really thrilling to watch two little kids hit buttons on a machine.

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2014 9:11 PM

Bruno's got chops. You're a fool to think otherwise.

RHCPs have paid their dues, but their membership is expired and their still trying to get in the club. It's embarrassing to try to milk it beyond the expiration date. Makes you look desperate.

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2014 9:13 PM

^ they're (obvs)

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2014 9:14 PM

People. People. PEOPLE! It's almost game day. We really, really need to get our grammar in top shape, right? Right!

So ... My Billyburger lovin' BV peeps, what's wrong with this:

"Bruno Mars is a total rip off of 60's soul. It's a total copy."

Well, besides the obvious factual aspect of the statement. He's a total fucking thief. Remember past lessons? In that sentence, the reader would be under the incorrect impression that 60 is in some type of ownership of something. Wrong! It should be listed: '60s. Come on, bitches. We've gone over this countless times over the years. That little ' you see is standing in for 19. OK? OK. It seems a pretty simple concept, but ya'll keep fucking it up. We still have some time before the big game and big, ahem, halftime shitshow. Gameface on people. Game. Mother. Fucking. Face.

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2014 9:51 PM

^ LOL TLDR
yap yap yap like a bitch LOL

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2014 10:01 PM

Cant wait to see this event!

Posted by konsta | January 11, 2014 10:06 PM

I like turtles

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2014 11:06 PM

I hope they come out wearing only the tubesocks over their junk.

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2014 11:35 PM

The grammar police is both refreshing and terrifying.

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2014 12:13 AM

11:35 makes a valid point.

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2014 12:40 AM

commenters on this site don't even watch or play sports. the fact that they are getting all wound up over this proves that they just want to complain about whatever and feel superior to everything, because nobody cares about them.

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2014 2:43 AM

Actually this year they are rumored to be wearing a Hummus Platter to cover there junk, and from what I've heard about Flea, it's gonna have to be a Robust one at that...

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2014 2:45 AM

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS SUCK!!!

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2014 6:35 AM

It's pretty unbelievable that a band with a tone deaf lead singer has lasted so long.

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2014 8:20 AM

Red Hot Chili Peppers were awesome in the 90's.

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2014 8:38 AM

8:04, No, I don't. (you're being sarcastic, right?) I do remember when they half-filled it.
9:09, totally agree. Say what you will about about either of the artists, but the one thing that Bruno Mars and RHCP have that most Pitchfork-approved artists have is showmanship.

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2014 8:47 AM

That last little microscopic shred of integrity that RHCP still had, goes flying out the window. I'm already cringing at thinking about Keidis and Bruno hamming their way through "Give it Away" or some "Locked out of heaven" "Under the bridge" mashup. Kill me now

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2014 8:59 AM

RHCP were done before BSSM in the same way Metallica was done before the black album. That's 20 years of irrelevancy kids, which qualifies them fully for a halftime show to be attended by people who do not understand music to begin with.

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2014 9:43 AM

9:43s uncle fingered him.

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2014 9:52 AM

I like to fart in my hand and then smell the hand I farted into.

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2014 9:53 AM

9:51's grammar manifesto has at least five grammatical errors in it. Can you find them?

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2014 9:59 AM

Old farts will like the outdated dadrock.

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2014 10:31 AM

both sound like old 80's bands. bruno mars sounds like the police, rhcp sounds like rhcp

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2014 3:40 PM

Only 20,000 more needed for GWAR next year!

http://www.change.org/GWARBowl

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2014 4:06 PM

The Superbowl halftime gig is exactly as relevant as being inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame (e.g. not at all)

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2014 5:32 PM

Being that it will be like 30 degrees this will finally be a show where RHCP will where shirts though I wouldn't bet on it
Can't wait to see Chris Christie stage dive !

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2014 6:42 AM

They may rig the stage with heaters

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2014 9:29 AM

"A talented but widely unknown singer + a band whose shtick is universally regarded to be both novelty and dated in 2014 + a stadium of inebriated fans + a freak blizzard + sub-zero temperatures = the greatest halftime show of all time."


"Widely unknown"? He was pretty much a familiar name throughout the 90s, that's for sure. Otherwise, I agree with the rest. Still, as boring as the Chili Peppers have been for the past 15 years, this will still be one of the better SB halftime shows in the past decade or two.

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2014 9:31 AM

Socks please

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2014 11:26 AM

Under The Bridge - dedicated to Chris Christie

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2014 12:28 PM

9:31, Bruno Mars was a familiar name throughout the 90's? That's who I thought the other poster was referring to...

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2014 12:42 PM

Hummus Pita, rest in peace

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2014 12:47 PM

RHCP have sucked since John Fruciante left....Their last album was one of the worst releases of the year.....no funk, no soul, no Party!!! RHCP is done....stick a fork in em........

Posted by Benniken | January 13, 2014 4:58 PM

^ hey 4:58, fix'd that for ya

"RHCP have sucked since Hillel Slovak died"

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2014 5:12 PM

The Red Hot Chili Peppers are the greatest living band today. They tour the world from sold out arenas and stadiums year in and year out. They have adapted to the times, including surviving the loss of members. A true musician can appreciate there various styles reflected in there numerous albums over the past three decades. To all you haters out there, I'd like to see you name a better living band with even a hint of the accomplishments the Peppers have had. RHCPFAN4LIFE!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | January 22, 2014 3:17 PM

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