Red Hot Chili Peppers to Perform at Super Bowl

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The Red Hot Chili Peppers have been invited to join Bruno Mars in performing during the 2014 Superbowl Halftime Show, the NFL announced over the weekend. 

In addition to being a world famous rock group, the Red Hot Chili Peppers are longtime members of the Malibu community. Three of the four current members, singer Anthony Kiedis, bassist Michael “Flea” Balzary and drummer Chad Smith, own properties in Malibu.

Kiedis and Flea are the group’s founding members and Smith has played in the band since 1988. Kiedis is often seen around town shopping at the local farmer’s market or spending time with his son and girlfriend.

The halftime show has previously hosted such acts as Madonna, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band and, most recently, a critically acclaimed performance by Beyonce.

This year’s game, Super Bowl XLVIII, is to be played at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, on Feb. 2, and is expected to draw a huge worldwide television audience. The halftime show is projected to be the most-watched musical event of the year, with Beyonce’s 2013 performance drawing more than 110.5 million viewers in the US, according to the NFL.

The teams competing in Super Bowl XLVIII will be decided this weekend when the 49ers take on the Seahawks and the Patriots play the Colts.