The Who to play the Super Bowl?

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We don’t know who will be playing in the Super Bowl next year, but it appears that we may know who will be performing during the halftime show on February 7 in Miami, Florida. According to a report on Sports Illustrated website, that honor will be bestowed on classic rockers The Who.

The NFL has neither confirmed nor denied the report. A spokesperson for the league told Sports Illustrated, “When we have something to announce, we’ll announce it.” The band has also declined to comment on the rumors.

If true, The Who would continue the trend towards classic rock bands as the attraction for Super Bowl halftime acts. Last year, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band performed for what is annually the most-watched musical performance. Other recent halftime acts have included Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Prince, the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney and U2.

The Who, which now only features two original members in singer Roger Daltrey and guitarist Pete Townshend, are working on new material for their follow-up to 2006’s Endless Wire.

Daltrey was in town earlier this month for a solo show at the House of Blues.

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