Three years after releasing their two-times platinum sophomore effort It Wont Be Soon Before Long, Maroon 5 have announced that theyll be on a very long road in support of their new Mutt Lange-produced album Hands All Over.
The 36-date trek runs through October, and while September sees the Los Angelenos taking a month-long break to promote the new LP (out September 21st), keyboardist Jesse Carmichael told Billboard.com that as far as he knows, the next two years are already pretty much booked around the world, several times. He added that the quintet is busy re-arranging older songs and trying to find new musical moments for people who have seen [the band] a lot in the last eight years.
Highlights include a televised benefit show at New Yorks Beacon Theatre, and openers on the journey range from American Idol Kris Allen to Minnesota electro-pop whiz kid Owl City. Despite having other big names like OneRepublic and Guster opening select dates, Maroon 5 have vowed to be the most entertaining act on the bill.
Lead singer Adam Levine recently said that his band needed to show everyone that theyre a great live band,” adding that “after releasing Hands All Over, all I care about is playing concerts for people that want to see us play all over the world, regardless of where it is. All the other stuff comes and goes the radio, television, fame, and all that nonsense. I think weve grown up enough to know that thats what we do best play live.
While the show may be good, dont expect to hear many new songs besides their new single Misery since Carmichael feels that an audience can connect more when theyve heard the recording first. Even when Radiohead plays new songs, he said, its a little hard to hear exactly whatss going on in a live setting.
Check out the miserable single here, then catch the band at one of the dates listed below. Presale tickets are available through Maroon 5s fan club, and tickets for select dates (including $251 meet and greet VIP packages) are on sale via Ticketmaster.com.
UPDATE: Fans who bought tickets to the canceled shows in Noblesville, Ind. on Aug. 6th and Mansfield, Mass. on Aug. 10th, can receive specific instructions regarding refunds/exchanges by clicking on the linked dates.
Maroon 5 2010 Tour Dates:
07/27 New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre (Benefit Show)
07/30 – Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center @*
07/31 – Gilford, NH @ Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavilion @*
08/01 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena @*
08/04 – Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre ^*
08/05 – Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre ^%
08/06 – Noblesville, IN @ Verizon Wireless Music Center
08/07 – Canandaigua, NY @ Constellation Brands Performing Arts Center ^%
08/09 Boston, MA @ Bank of America Pavilion ^%
08/10 – Mansfield, MA @ Comcast Center
08/11 – Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theater ^%
08/13 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live ^%
08/14 – Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center ^%
08/15 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center ^%
08/17 Raleigh, NC @ Raleigh Amphitheatre and Festival Site %&
08/19 – Miami, FL @ Bayfront Amphitheater %&
08/21 – Alpharetta, GA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater %&
08/24 – Davidson, NC @ Belk Arena %&
08/26 Chattanooga, TN @ McKenzie Arena %&
08/29 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Trib Total Media Amphitheater %&
08/31 Dayton, OH @ Fifth Third Field %&
09/01 Indianapolis, IN @ Old National Theatre
10/06 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl $#
10/08 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre $#
10/10 – Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theatre $#
10/12 – Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome $#
10/14 – Fresno, CA @ Save Mart Center $#
10/15 – Sacramento, CA @ ARCO Arena $#
10/16 – San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena $#
10/19 – Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center $#
10/21 – Dallas, TX @ SuperPages.com Center $*
10/22 – Houston, TX @ The Woodlands $*
10/23 – Biloxi, MS @ Hard Rock Casino $*
10/27 – Chicago, IL @ UIC Pavilion $*
10/28 – Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center $*
10/29 – Mahnomen, MN @ Shooting Star Casino $*
* = w/ Ry Cummings
& = w/ Kris Allen
^ = w/ Owl City
% = w/ V.V. Brown
$ = w/ OneRepublic
# = w/ Bruno Mars
@ = w/ Guster