Last year Beyonce performed an unforgettable Super Bowl half time show and this year it’s Red Hot Chilly Peppers’ turn. The rockers have taken the torch, next they will take the stage in February, the NFL announced yesterday (Satuday, January 11th). They have big shoes to fill, but teaming up with Bruno Mars, who has already been announced as the lead performer means the show is sure to be surprising and unforgettable. Mars was announced to play the Super Bowl back in September of last year.

Red Hot Chili Peppers
There can be few things cooler than a collaboration between RHCP and Bruno Mars.

The band will be joined by Bruno Mars. In fact, the Grenade singer was the one, who invited the rockers to collaborate with him during the televised performance, which will be broadcast live on Feb. 2 from MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., according to the Reuters. Red Hot Chili Peppers have sold more than 60 million albums, have six Grammy Awards and entered the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012.

Bruno Mars, MTV VMAs 2013
The organizers hope that the combination can broaden the show's appeal.

The band are currently on tour and were already scheduled to play a pre-Super Bowl gig in Brooklyn on Feb. 1, hosted by sports radio station WFAN-AM in New York. The idea, according to The Times, is to broaden the appeal of the show beyond the soulful singer’s young audience to the older Peppers fans. We’ll leave said RHCP fans to lament their fading youth after reading this article.