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Katy Perry Announced As Super Bowl Halftime Performer


Yahoo!Katy Perry must have impressed NFL executives with her performance last Saturday on ESPN. According to the New York Post’s Page Six, Perry will be the halftime act for Super Bowl XLIX in Glendale, Ariz. on Feb. 1.

Even though we don’t know what teams will be playing in February for the Super Bowl, we know who will be performing at halftime, Katy Perry. The California Girl was on ESPN’s College Gameday last week and scoffed at the idea of being the halftime performer, “I’m not the kind of girl who would pay to play the Super Bowl.” She must have been playing coy on the set in Mississippi because the news is out there and this is a continuing trend of performers for the NFL.

Since the Janet Jackson/Justin Timberlake “wardrobe malfunction” that’s now reached its ten-year anniversary (has it really been THAT long?), NFL execs have at last been trending the halftime show to a younger demographic. Last year Bruno Mars had a great performance, and the year before that Beyoncé rocked the stage at the Superdome. But following the Janet Jackson reveal, the halftime show immediately changed to classic rock & rollers like The Rolling Stones and the Who. Here’s the full list here:

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As for the current demand on Superbowl tickets (because, you know, that’s kind of what we do here at Tixers) the cheapest tickets for a group of four that I was able to find was on SeatGeek, and they went for $1,963. If you’re more interested in getting a luxury suite so you don’t have to sit with the commoners, those are going for about half a million on StubHub.

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Not a bad way to spend Superbowl Sunday if you can afford it. And hey, if you get to see Katy Perry at half-time that’s definitely a plus. If her performance is anything like the one she had at the Victoria Secret’s Fashion show a few years ago, fans should be in for a good show.


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