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Rolling Stones to play during Super Bowl halftime

11/29/2005 - NFL

DETROIT -- The Rolling Stones will take a brief break from touring to perform at the Super Bowl halftime show.

The rock 'n' roll greats will go on stage during the game Feb. 5
at Ford Field, the NFL said Tuesday.

"We are thrilled to perform for millions of fans at one of the
most exciting and highly anticipated sporting events of the year,"
the band, which earlier in the day announced its European tour
dates, said in a statement.

The Rolling Stones are currently touring North America to
promote their latest album, "A Bigger Bang."

The NFL has a history of getting top acts for its halftime show.

Last season, the primary entertainer was former Beatle Paul
McCartney.

That followed Janet Jackson's "wardrobe malfunction" in the
2004 game during a performance with Justin Timberlake.