NFL: 'Locked out of Heaven' Mars gets Super Bowl ticket
NEW YORK (AFP) - Grammy-winner Bruno Mars will play the NFL's Super Bowl halftime show - the annual entertainment extravaganza that least year drew more than 110 million TV viewers.
The hit-maker's trademark fedora may come in handy at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, home of the New York Giants and New York Jets.
The NFL's championships showcase, scheduled for February 2, will be the first Super Bowl to be held in a cold weather city without the protection of a domed stadium.
The announcement provoked some criticism in New York media, who pointed to the wealth of talented performers with New York and New Jersey roots.