Katy Perry is Lenny Kravitz’s “American Woman” as he joins her Super Bowl Halftime Show

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As an outsider, the two best things about the US Super Bowl are the fantastic ads played throughout and the kick ass halftime show. With musicians willing to do a lot to get the kind of exposure and kudos that the halftime show brings, it’s no surprise that we’ve seen acts such as Ella Fitzgerald, New Kids on the Block, Michael Jackson, The Blues Brothers, Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake, U2, Aerosmith, Beyonce and Bruno Mars all headlining. This year, Katy Perry’s pop has just been injected with some classic rock with the announcement of her “first” (yes FIRST!) special guest.

When Katy Perry takes to the University of Phoenix stadium stage on February 1, the “Roar” singer won’t be doing it alone. She’s bringing some friends along for the ride, and the first?

“My first special guest is going to be an incredible rock n roll icon, a guitar god,” Perry told NBC’s Willie Geist during the Baltimore Ravens and New England Patriots football game. “I’m going to have Lenny Kravitz on the show!”

Elaborating on why she chose the rock all-rounder and multi-instrumentalist, Perry added, “He’s got so much style. He’s the coolest. He’s the King of cool. He’s going to make me so much cooler that day.”

Well we certainly won’t argue with you there Katy, especially if we get a duet on either “Are You Gonna Go My Way?” or “American Woman.”

Perry remained coy on who else would be joining her, merely mentioning that “we are in the process of working it out.”

One thing we are guaranteed is one spectacular show. Perry is known for her elaborate, kooky costumes and dramatic set pieces. Given the performance has been in the planning stages since at least November, when news first broke that she was headlining, we are no doubt in for such a wild ride that we’ll be begging for the football not to resume (or will that just be me?).

Super Bowl XLIX airs on NBC on February 1. Kick off is at 6.30pm.

Clare Sidoti
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