Ever since it was announced that the upcoming Super Bowl would be held in the chilly Northeast, there has been a flurry of concern over the weather impacting almost every aspect of the game. Singer Bruno Mars, who is slated to perform at halftime for the next edition of the big game, is fully aware of the concern and addressed how he's going to handle it.
According to Billboard on Dec. 27, the 28-year-old Hawaii native has been asked many times about the possible frigid weather conditions that didn't affect Beyonce in New Orleans earlier this year.
"Everyone's putting the fear of God in me like there's going to be a blizzard," he told the magazine in a phone interview.
He also joked about the situation, saying "I'm going to wear a beekeeper suit, I don't know," but acknowledged that he won't truly know what it will be like until he's actually there in East Rutherford, N.J. on Feb. 2.
"I know it's going to be cold and I just got to face it."
While Mars' halftime show is certainly the most high-profile performance of Super Bowl Sunday, several other musicians will be braving the elements over the course of that weekend. A cruise ship will be docked at Pier 88 on the Hudson River on Feb. 1 and feature acts such as The Foo Fighters, Zac Brown Band, Imagine Dragons, and The Roots, among others. Robin Thicke and Kendrick Lamar, meanwhile, will be among those playing at a Pier 36 party on Jan 31.
"I've been in some situations where it just like dries out your voice - the cold does," singer Katy Perry told Billboard about her previous experiences with singing in the cold. "It's not where you shine your best, but you do what you have to do."
Mars' latest album, Unorthodox Jukebox, is one of the best-selling albums of the year and achieved platinum certification. It is also nominated for Best Pop Album at the 2014 Grammys, which will air one week before the Super Bowl. Add that to being named Billboard Artist of the Year and it's certain Mars will do whatever it takes to put on a good show at MetLife Stadium.
"You know what, it's awesome. ... even if I have to build a chimney onstage, perform around a fire, I'll do it," he said.