Music Band Maroon 5 brings their world tour to Macao in March
Never has a continuous revolving camera shooting a single stage been this mesmerising. As Adam Levine, frontman of Maroon 5 – one of the most successful pop rock bands on the planet – sings “Cause girls like you, Run around with guys like me …” and the camera pans around to reveal songstress Camila Cabello standing with him back to back.
As the catchy tune continues, the camera swings back to Levine, dressed simply in jeans and a black T-shirt, only to reveal the woman behind has switched to comedian and writer Phoebe Robinson. This repertoire on fascinating women – 25 in fact – continues, including the likes of TV host Ellen DeGeneres, Wonder Woman Gal Gadot, Olympian Chloe Kim, trans actress Trace Lysette, immigration activist Angy Rivera and plus-sized model Ashley Graham.
Girls Like You, Maroon 5’s recent single from its “Red Pill Blues” album, was number two on the Billboard Hot 100 and reached number one on iTunes and Spotify, all while accumulating almost 300 million Spotify streams and 679 million YouTube/Vevo views. The video reunited the band with film director David Dobkin, who directed the band’s music video for Sugar.
Maroon 5 performing at the Jingle Ball 2004
“I put more into making that video with David Dobkin than pretty much any other one we’ve made,” Levine told The Independent in July. “We sat and listened to the song, like, 150 times and tried to work out what it was for – how to enhance the song’s meaning. Because Girls Like You is this cute, quite simple song, but when you add the video it gives it a whole other level.”
When he’s not busy writing, recording and touring with Maroon 5, Levine is also a television host and dabbles in acting. Since its inception, he has been a coach on reality talent show The Voice, and in 2012, made his acting debut as a recurring character in the second season of American Horror Story.
Levine has been a coach on a reality talent show 'The Voice'
Maroon 5 is not only one of pop music’s most enduring acts, but also one of the 21st century’s biggest. The renowned Los Angeles band has achieved three Grammy Awards and become “the most successful group in the history of the Billboard Hot 100”, with 12 Top 10 entries, and earning 20 Top 40 hits, the only band to ever do so.
It has sold over 36 million albums and 48 million singles worldwide, and earned gold and platinum certifications in more than 35 countries. The band won over the hearts of fans and critics alike with the hybrid rock/R&B sound it introduced on its debut album, “Songs About Jane”, and the double platinum album, “It Won’t be Soon Before Long”.
Maroon 5 transitioned to a more populist sound, employing more production effects, and went on to release studio album “Hands All Over”, which featured the anthemic Moves Like Jagger and Overexposed. The band’s fifth studio album, “V”, debuted at number one on Billboard’s Top 200 chart and featured the number one hit singles Maps, Animals and Sugar, helping it set a record for the most number ones by a group in the Top 40 chart’s 20-year history, with nine in total. The music video for the album’s Grammy-nominated single Sugar has logged a record-setting two billion views to date.
The band has sold over 36 million albums and 48 million singles worldwide
Maroon 5 released “Red Pill Blues”, its sixth studio album, in late 2017 via 222/Interscope. The debut single off the album, What Lovers Do, featuring SZA, introduced the band’s latest body of work with a bang, accumulating over 574 million Spotify streams and 252 million YouTube/Vevo views.
The band has announced its first show in Macao on March 3, 2019 at The Venetian Macao’s Cotai Arena as part of the “Red Pill Blues” world tour. Audiences can expect recent hits such as Girls Like You and old favourites such as This Love, Moves Like Jagger, Payphone, Maps and many more.
Maroon 5 will be performing at Cotai Arena, The Venetian Macao, on March 3, 2019. Tickets are on sale now at www.cotaiticketing.com