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Rolling Stones To Rock Super Bowl

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 big game Feb. 5 at Ford Field, the NFL said Tuesday. It is one of the most viewed events on American television.

"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 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, in which one of her breasts was briefly bared on live television.

Earlier in the day, the Rolling Stones also announced their European tour dates. The band will kick off the tour in Barcelona on May 27, and will offer several hundred seats on stage with the band.

The band said it has confirmed dates in Holland, Germany, France, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Norway, Britain, Poland, Austria and the Czech Republic, and tickets for all those concerts will go on sale on Saturday.

Details will be announced later for concerts in Russia, Greece, Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro, Portugal, Denmark, Switzerland and Ireland.

Tour director Michael Cohl said several hundred seats would be built into the stadium set.

"Everyone has been saying, 'how can they enjoy themselves? They should be bored to death doing this,"' Mick Jagger said Tuesday in an interview with Britain's GMTV.

"If we were bored to death, we would not be doing it."

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