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Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel and Bon Jovi Suggested for Super Bowl Halftime Show

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The National Football League season is starting next week, so thoughts are naturally turning towards the halftime show at the Super Bowl next February. With the game set to take place at New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium, some local concert promoters are hoping the NFL will highlight the rich musical history from the area, with an emphasis on the Garden State.

“It’s the 350th anniversary of New Jersey and it’s in Jersey,” Adam Philipson, the CEO of Red Bank’s Count Basie Theatre, told the Star-Ledger. “So can you get any more Jersey that our own version of the Three Tenors — [Bruce] Springsteen, Bon Jovi and Southside [Johnny]?”

John Scher, another New Jersey promoter, suggests looking beyond New Jersey towards Long Island. “I’d love to see Billy Joel,” he said. “Even more than Bruce, he’s a working class hero. And at the Sandy Benefit, he stole the show…His shows are infrequent, and that’s a real advantage. It makes it that much more special.”

However, one problem with these dream scenarios is that the NFL has rarely taken the game’s location into consideration when choosing the entertainment for its championship game. The NFL will announce its decision at an undetermined date this fall, but you can weigh in on the issue in our poll below.

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