Coldplay to honour past, present and future

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February 06, 2016
From left: Jonny Buckland, Guy Berryman, Chris Martin and Will Champion of Coldplay answer questions during a halftime news conference for tomorrow's NFL Super Bowl 50 game in San Francisco.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP):

Coldplay lead singer Chris Martin says the band's Super Bowl half-time show will try to honour the past, present and future.

At a news conference Thursday, the band's members said they will have the Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles there to represent the future and Beyonce whose 2013 performance they adore for the past.

"We've watched all of the other half-time shows many times, and most of them are fantastic," Martin said. "I think we're going to try to celebrate those other years and hopefully make a show as memorable as some of our favourites."

Coldplay, whose well-known songs include Yellow, Speed of Sound, Viva la Vida and Magic, was mum about the other performers set to the hit the stage Sunday at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California.

Martin alluded to Bruno Mars, who performed at the Super Bowl in 2014, joining the big stage in a recent interview.

"Well most of them have been leaked by Pepsi, I think," he said when asked about who else would perform.

When a reporter asked Martin if his children, Apple and Moses, would watch, he said: "I hope they'll watch. What else is on that day?"

He added that his son designed two pairs of shoes for him one he wore Thursday at the news conference and the other for tomorrow's big performance.

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