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It’s time to start betting on who will perform at halftime for the Super Bowl

Super Bowl LVIII is set for Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas on February 11, 2024, which is six months and six days from today. Time to start speculating who will perform at halftime.

Taylor Swift: Doubtful. Her Eras tour is so big and is making so much money that she really doesn’t need the hassle of taking the gig. Besides, the NFL doesn’t pay halftime performers, saying that the exposure the performer gets is payment enough. Taylor needs more exposure? Hardly.

Beyonce: She’s done it before and killed it. No point in a repeat.

Lizzo: She was rumoured to considered, but she’s in the midst of a ton of harassment allegations that have people shying away. No chance–at least at the moment.

U2: Some people think so, but they will have just wrapped up their residency at The MSG Sphere on The Strip. And U2 couldn’t possibly play the Super Bowl with Larry Mullen still on the sidelines with a bad back, could they?

Foo Fighters: Hey, they’ve been involved in pre-game events at other Super Bowls. Maybe it’s time to take centre stage.

Imagine Dragons: Interesting. They’ve got rock-pop crossover appeal. Possibly. They’re based in Las Vegas, too.

The Killers: Even better. They’re also from Las Vegas and are arguably bigger than Imagine Dragons. I pick them.

Alan Cross

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