Hide the hydrangeas, set aside your scarves and mittens and prepare to (maybe) descend upon the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on February 5, Madonna fans, because according to NFL enthusiasts SBNation.com, the pop queen will be performing during the Super Bowl XLVI halftime show. We’re totally hoping this is true for several reasons, not the least of which is the fact that, after the dismal reception to this year’s halftime gig by Black Eyes Peas, anything would likely be viewed as an improvement.
So far Madonna’s camp has yet to confirm the rumor. SBNation.com is going on information by unnamed sources, and a spokesperson for the NFL declined to comment on the matter to the site.
But the timing would seem to make sense. While promoting her directorial effort W.E. at the Venice Film Festival in early September, Madonna told a Swedish interviewer that her yet-to-be-titled 12th studio album is being planned for a spring release, with the first single expected to be out in February or March.
A slew of songwriting and producing collaborators have reportedly been wrangled in for Madge’s follow-up to 2008 LP Hard Candy, the latest of them being Sia Furler, William Orbit and Jean Baptiste Kouame.
So will the Material Mogul really be on the field belting out her past hits (and possibly debuting her newest single) on February 5? Time will tell. Of course, as she’s informed us before, time goes by so slowly.