Great music will once again grace Manila grounds as Maroon 5 brings their Overexposed Tour with Special Guest: The Cab on September 18, 2012 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Expect today’s hottest artist to knock everybody off their feet with a scorching performance together with The Cab, who recently gave an amazing show here in Manila last March with other great bands in a mini music festival called Smash Project 2012. With millions of album sold worldwide, numerous chart topping hits, it’s not a surprise that Maroon 5 has now reached international prominence and recognition. Gone were the days where the band was just trying to fill small LA clubs. Now it’s arenas and stadiums at thousands strong. Yes, the band is now a worldwide sensation but has still managed to keep their feet on the ground and acknowledge, with humor, the fact that they are overexposed.
OVEREXPOSED - the title of Maroon 5’s latest album was an inside joke, a pre-emptive approach to what was inevitably going to be said of the band. With front man Adam Levine’s venture into TV, as a mentor for the hit reality show The Voice, Maroon 5 has reached that stage where their popularity has become increasingly hard to deny.
Their latest phenomenal hit “Moves Like Jagger”, a song that went down in history as one the most paid downloaded song, prompted the band to explore the idea of co-writing. The underlying message of their new album title captures the band willingness to take a step further in terms of music and took risks. Maroon 5’s fourth album is the result of that. Levine says that of all the band’s albums, Overexposed feels “both most and least like Maroon 5. There’s lots of traces of the past, but it also hints at a new idea,” the singer explains. “More than anything I think this record says that it’s always cool to try - that you should always be willing to take a step beyond whatever feels comfortable.”
The album features collaboration with well-known producers- Max Martin (the album’s executive producer), Benny Blanco and Ryan Tedder. Their single off their new album, “Payphone” - the incredibly catchy and sweet as pop song, features rapper Wiz Khalifa for the guest verse. Indeed they are heading over to the “pop” direction with heads held up high. The creation of their new album also brought about changes individually for the band members.
Whether it’s a new approach to song writing or the band’s headed over to a new direction, there is still one thing that remains true: Maroon 5 continuously creates great music. This fact is undeniable. And with fans awaiting their return, Maroon 5 Overexposed Tour would be an affirmation of the fact the people all over will always and continuously support the great music that the band makes.
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