Bruno Mars had huge shoes to fill after Beyonce had a Destiny’s Child reunion and literally shut off the lights in 2013 — and he did it with the help of Red Hot Chili Peppers!
Red Hot Chili Peppers and Bruno Mars lit up MetLife Stadium on Feb. 2, when they took the stage for the half time show at Super Bowl XLVIII in New Jersey. What did you think of their performance, HollywoodLifers?
Super Bowl Halftime Show
Opening the halftime show on a drum set, with a chorus of kids singing “Billionaire,” Bruno looked and sounded better than ever. The anticipation for the performance was killing us, as he’s had a huge year — he just won the GRAMMY award for Best Pop Vocal Album.
After his drum set moved around the field, he took the stage for “Locked Out of Heaven.” In a metallic gold Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane jacket and skinny black tie, Bruno was joined by his eight-piece band, The Hooligans — and we loved it (and they all matched, of course). They took on “Treasure” and “Runaway Baby.” He also showed off his sick dance moves, before singing the Red Hot Chili Peppers “Give It Away,”
He was joined by Red Hot Chili Peppers who naturally looked and sounded amazing. Singer Anthony Keidis and bassist Flea ditched their shirts, which was amazing, while Chad Smith jammed out on the drums. We loved that Bruno and his band stayed on stage and danced around and even sand some with RHCP.
Just a side note — RHCP have been together since 1983 — longer than Bruno, 28, has been alive.
Bruno closed out the show with “Just the Way You Are,” after those in the service came on the big screen, dedicating the song to their loved ones.
Red Hot Chili Peppers Under ‘No Pressure’
The night before the Super Bowl, Red Hot Chili Peppers took the stage the Barclays Center after Foo Fighters performed for “Big Hello to Brooklyn.” The band performed their 2002 hit, “Can’t Stop” — and we couldn’t stop staring at Anthony Keidis’ tux. He had one pantleg cut at the knee. Oh and Flea, who came back on stage for the encore walking on his hands.
“I’ve never rehearsed so much for three minutes in my life,” Chad Smith told CBS 2′s Don Campion. “There’s no pressure on us. “It’s [Bruno’s] gig. We’re just gonna crash his gig for like three minutes and then we pop up and things blow up. We’ve been known for antics. I think we will be on our best behavior for the Super Bowl.”
What did you think of Bruno Mars and Flea’s performance, HollywoodLifers? Let us know!
WATCH: Bruno Mars & Red Hot Chili Peppers Perform At Super Bowl XLVIII
— Emily Longeretta