The halftime show at Super Bowl 50 on Sunday was a well-executed affair, as Coldplay was joined onstage by Bruno Mars and Beyoncé, who performed her new single “Formation” a day after releasing its politically-charged music video.
Coldplay ran through a number of their most recent hits including “Viva La Vida” and “Paradise” and were then joined by 2014’s Super Bowl halftime headliner Bruno Mars, who delivered a fresh take on his mega-hit “Uptown Funk.”
Next to join in was Beyoncé, who performed “Formation” — the video of which Breitbart’s Jerome Hudson calls “a big wet kiss to Black Lives Matter” — while being accompanied by an all African-American dance crew and managing to slickly avoid what could have been an embarrassing fall:
When you almost fall but you Beyoncehttps://t.co/vzx8sLy7Py
— El Javi (@ChampagneJaviii) February 8, 2016
Beyoncé, Mars, and Coldplay’s Chris Martin capped the show by leading a sing-along to the band’s “Fix You” as a montage of previous Super Bowl performers, including Michael Jackson, Prince, and Bono — and notably, not Justin Timberlake or Janet Jackson — played on in the background.
The theme of this Super Bowl Halftime Show is…Super Bowl Halftime Shows of years past that were better than it? #SB50
— Kevin Fallon (@kpfallon) February 8, 2016
Immediately after the show, Beyoncé announced a 40-date Formation Tour, with shows in North America, the UK, and Europe, set to begin April 27.
Beyoncé — “Formation” (explicit)