5 Seconds of Summer tipped to play future Super Bowl show
Billboard have predicted that 5 Seconds of Summer could play the Super Bowl in the future.
The American football event's coveted half-time slot has a TV audience of over 100 million and this year will see Katy Perry take to the stage.
Billboard have issued a list of who they think could play the massive event in the next ten years.
They reckon Australians 5 Seconds of Summer could be in with a shout to play the event in a year such as 2023.
Writer Jason Lipshutz said: "One name that did not make this list, despite already being stadium-sized, is One Direction; despite the U.K. boy band's international success, it's hard to imagine the NFL booking an act explicitly aimed at such a young pop audience (even if their new music sounds like 80's arena rock).
"Although 1D pals and former opening act 5 Seconds of Summer don't have any crossover radio hits yet and have only been on U.S. music fans' radars for barely a year, the Australian pop-rock act has primed itself for a long, sturdy stateside run. Because the guitar-wielding lads are ostensibly not viewed as a 'boy band', the boys can pull in older fans as well as continue catering to its enormous teen-girl fan base as they stockpile successful albums (three top 10 entries on the Billboard 200 chart in 2014) and tour their faces off (a huge headlining run kicks off this summer).
"Gone are the days of the Super Bowl halftime show being headlined by ageing rock acts, as younger-skewing pop acts like Bruno Mars and Beyoncé have pulled in teenagers and been more of a hit on social media. 5SOS would accomplish both, as well as beguile the dads with electric guitars! Calum, Luke, Michael and Ashton have to put some more miles under their belts before reaching Super Bowl status, but bet against them at your own risk."
This year's Super Bowl is taking place in Arizona on Sunday (February 1).
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