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Springsteen set for Super Bowl

Bruce Springsteen
Springsteen adds to a recent slew of half-time rock acts

Rock singer Bruce Springsteen is to perform during the half-time show at the US Super Bowl.

The star's backing group, the E Street Band, will also play at the annual concert, taking place in Tampa, Florida, on 1 February.

Last year's show was watched by 148 million viewers, the NFL said.

One of the event's most controversial incidents in recent years was in 2004 when singer Janet Jackson suffered a "wardrobe malfunction" live on-air.

Other stars in recent years to fill the half-time slot include Sir Paul McCartney, U2 and Prince.

Last year's interval act was Tom Petty.

Michael Jackson performed in 1993, five years after Chubby Checker, who became the first musician to provide entertainment traditionally supplied by local marching bands and drill teams.


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