Chris Martin sings during Coldplay performs at American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX on June 22, 2012. 

Chris Martin sings during Coldplay performs at American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX on June 22, 2012. 

Kye R. Lee / The Dallas Morning News

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Coldplay is headlining the Super Bowl halftime show.

Coldplay last performed in Dallas in 2012.

Coldplay last performed in Dallas in 2012.

Kye R. Lee / The Dallas Morning News

The British rock band, which is releasing a new album Friday, will perform during halftime of the Super Bowl, according to a person familiar with the production who asked for anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter. Super Bowl 50 is set for Feb. 7 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California.

The NFL is due to announce the halftime performer Thursday night during the prime-time matchup between the Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers.

Katy Perry starred in the most-watched Super Bowl halftime show in history earlier this year, when more than 118 million viewers tuned in to see her perform with Lenny Kravitz and her now-famous dancing sharks. Previous halftime headliners include Bruno Mars, Prince, Beyoncé, Madonna, Bruce Springsteen and the Rolling Stones.

By SANDY COHEN, AP Entertainment Writer

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