In an article by foxsports.com, Alex Marvez posted a list of 10 artists that may be considered for the halftime show at Super Bowl XLIV, February 7, 2010 in South Florida. Dave Matthews Band is on that list. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell will soon be making his decision for the halftime act.
DMB is among other artists on the list like The Eagles, Bon Jovi, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Buffett and Elton John. Those are some heavy-hitters and at the very least, DMB should be honored to be considered. It is clearly a big decision for Roger Goodell to make with the Super Bowl being one of the most watched sporting event in the country.
In the past few years the Super Bowl halftime show has seen artists like Prince, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and most recently Bruce Springsteen and the E. Street Band.
"We are looking for Super Bowl entertainment that is exciting, relevant and has broad appeal due to our immense and diverse worldwide audience," NFL spokesman Greg Aiello told FOXSports.com in an email.
Arguably Dave Matthews Band reaches this demographic, and the commercial status of the Super Bowl is clearly a boost for any of the artists who take that stage, but are they ready?
Would this be good for Dave Matthews Band or a sell out? That is all a matter of opinion, but if they are not chosen to perform for Super Bowl XLIV, they are surely to be considered again in the future.
DMB have sold over 31 million units in the United States alone, putting them in the Top 100 highest selling music acts of all time, not to mention one of the biggest touring acts year after year.
Do you want to see Dave Matthews Band play the Super Bowl? There is a poll on foxsports.com
Bon Jovi currently sits alone with a comfortable lead.