It was announced today that Sir Paul will perform during the half-time show during Super Bowl XXXIX at the Alltel Stadium in Jacksonville, Florida on Sunday, February 6. The National Football Leagues executive vice president of media said:
"We are extremely pleased to work again with Paul McCartney, one of the greatest musicians of our time, to create a memorable show. As one of the world's most beloved artists and incomparable live entertainers, Paul McCartney will deliver an inspirational performance."
Sir Paul also issued a statement saying:
"There's nothing bigger then being asked to perform at the Super Bowl. We're looking forward to rocking the millions at home and in the stadium."
The event will be broadcast on the FOX network. Their sports chairman, David Hill told the press:
"We're thrilled Sir Paul McCartney has agreed to perform at half-time of Super Bowl XXXIX. He is the world's most influential rock artist, and his music will forever be a part of our culture. He, more than any other musician, lives up to this year's Super Bowl theme of Building Bridges. His music bridges generations, countries, cultures and musical genres. I'm also sure that the duet Paul performed with Terry Bradshaw at Super Bowl XXXVI was such a major event, that he couldn't wait to reunite with Terry in Jacksonville."
As you may recall, Sir Paul performed his song "Freedom" during Super Bowl XXXVI in New Orleans in 2002 following the tragic events of September 11, 2001. (See February 3, 2002).
(kindly submitted by PLUGGED correspondent Joan M. Hopkins)
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