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Sources: Maroon 5 Struggling To Find Guest Act For SB Halftime Show

Maroon 5 has been looking for a local Atlanta act to perform with them at Super Bowl LIII
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Super Bowl LIII halftime performer Maroon 5 has "reached out to more than a half-dozen stars to appear as featured guests" during this year's show, but so far "none have agreed to do it," according to sources cited by Jem Aswad of VARIETY. The band is "learning the precarious stance that the performance represents" thanks to the "ongoing controversy concerning the NFL’s stance on a player’s right to protest." Sources said that Maroon 5’s team has been "working to find" a local Atlanta act who will perform with them. But the Super Bowl halftime show "doesn’t pay, which makes it even trickier to book an A-list act." Plus the "criticism over aligning with the NFL promises to ring as loudly" (VARIETY.com, 12/14).