Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will perform in the Bridgestone Super Bowl XLII Halftime Show on NBC at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa on Sunday, February 1, the NFL and NBC announced during halftime of last night's Sunday Night Football.

The Super Bowl halftime show is annually the most-watched musical performance. More than 148 million viewers in the U.S. watched last year's show. The Super Bowl and halftime show will be broadcast worldwide in more than 230 countries and territories.

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band join an esteemed list of recent halftime acts that includes the Rolling Stones, U2, Paul McCartney, Prince and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.

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The Bridgestone Super Bowl XLII Halftime Show is an NFL Network Production and will be executive produced by Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss of White Cherry Entertainment and by Don Mischer Productions. Don Mischer also will serve as director.