The Super Bowl is arguably the biggest sports event in the US, so it’s no wonder that with months still left until the big game, announcements have already started to slip – such as Bruno Mars reportedly playing the half timeshow. This according to a source for the Associated Press, who chose to remain anonymous, because no official announcement has been made yet.

Bruno Mars, MTV VMA
Mars has had a lot of success with his most recent album Unorthodox Jukebox.

The XLVIII Super Bowl has been set for February 2, a date which has left some eyebrows raised, since the game will be played at the open-air MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N. J. This means that the game will be subject to weather conditions in an area susceptible to cold weather and snowstorms.

Bruno Mars, Radio 1's Big Weekend
The weather conditions during the Super Bowl might prove to be a problem.

Nevertheless, both fans and especially advertisers are brimming with excitement at the possibilities. Meanwhile, Mars has just concluded the American leg of his Moonshine Jungle tour, promoting his most recent album Unorthodox Jukebox. The tour, which ended last night at  has definitely proven Mars’ ability to perform to arena audiences.

Unorthodox Jukebox has also achieved both critical and popular success, having become the singer’s first album to reach Number 1 in the Billboard Album Chart. Even so, Bruno will have some big shoes to fill, having to follow up from Beyonce’s much discussed interactive halftime show earlier this year.

Bruno Mars, BBC Radio 2
Mars will follow up Beyonce's Pepsi sponsored halftime show from earlier this year.