Despite rumors and speculation that Van Halen could perform at the Super Bowl halftime show next year, the NFL has decided to go with Beyoncé, The Associated Press reports. An official announcement is expected Wednesday. Over 100 million viewers are expected to tune in to watch Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans on February 3rd, 2013.
Van Halen was cleary the people’s choice, however. In ESPN’s own poll, a full two-thirds of the 150,000 unique voters voted for Van Halen to perform.
This past July, Van Halen issued an Open Letter (through VHND.com) regarding the rampant rumors that they will play the Superbowl next year: