The Boss to play Super Bowl halftime

NEW YORK (AP) - September 29, 2008

The NFL and NBC have announced that Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will perform at this year's Super Bowl halftime show in Tampa, Florida. Snagging springsteen means the continuation of a run of recent major talent that has included the Rolling Stones, U2, Paul McCartney, Prince and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.

And this year's event, February 1st at Raymond James Stadium, showcases one of the most beloved rock 'n' roll artists.

Last year's halftime show was watched by more than 148 million viewers in the U.S. For years, the halftime show was made up of local and college marching bands and drill teams.

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