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Who Should Play Super Bowl Halftime Next Year? Local Promoters Want Billy, Bruce, Bon Jovi...or All Three

Image courtesy of Danny Clinch/BillyJoel.com/AEG Live (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Danny Clinch/BillyJoel.com/AEG Live (via ABC News Radio)

Next year's Super Bowl will be played in February in MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  While there's been plenty of speculation about who might perform at the halftime show, the NFL isn't saying anything.  But that isn't stopping local concert promoters from listing the acts they think would make sense for the first-ever Jersey Super Bowl.

The Star-Ledger reports that one promoter suggests a Jersey version of the Three Tenors, with Bruce Springsteen , Bon Jovi and Southside Johnny , while another wants to see a huge Jersey Rock 'n Roll Revue, including Bruce, Bon Jovi, Dionne Warwick , Kool & the Gang and Frankie Valli - - "an amazing mash-up of brilliant Jersey-born-and-raised musicians," as he puts it.

Still another top promoter says, "I’d love to see Billy Joel . Even more than Bruce, he’s a working-class hero. And at the [Hurricane] Sandy Benefit [last year], he stole the show."  Adds the promoter, "His shows are infrequent, and that’s a real advantage. It makes it that much more special." 

Besides, the promoter points out, the NFL doesn't like to repeat halftime performers, and Bruce performed in 2009.  Billy has twice sung the anthem at the Super Bowl but has never done halftime.

One promoter thinks he has the answer: Billy Joel, Jon Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen, all playing one after another in three different indoor venues around the New York/New Jersey area, in a performance that would be simulcast to MetLife Stadium.

Some out-of-the-box suggestions, reports the Star-Ledger , include Taylor Swift , Train and Cirque du Soleil .

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