"the artists will let their show do the talking as they prepare to take the stage this Sunday."
Adam Levine and his Maroon 5 bandmates have decided to cancel their Super Bowl press conference, in which the band was scheduled to discuss their upcoming halftime performance.
Instead of a news conference with the performers, the NFL will reportedly use media platforms to show behind-the-scenes footage and content.
The announcement comes in the wake of pressure from fans for Maroon 5 to pull out of the halftime show. A Change.org petition demanding Maroon 5 drop out of the show currently has more than 110,000 signatures.
“Maroon 5 has been working hard on a Pepsi Super Bowl LIII Halftime Show that will meet and exceed the standards of this event,” the NFL said in a statement today. “As it is about music, the artists will let their show do the talking as they prepare to take the stage this Sunday. Starting with the Pepsi Super Bowl LIII Halftime Show announcement, we began a cross-platform rollout of behind-the-scenes footage and content from each of the halftime performers. Instead, of hosting a press conference, this social and digital rollout will continue through Sunday across our owned and operated media assets as well as through the platform of artists."
Maroon 5 has reportedly teamed up with the NFL and Interscope Records to donate $500,000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of America!, while La Flame has also donated $500,000 to a nonprofit organization called Dream Corps.