MAROON 5 Announces Exclusive U.S. College Tour to Kick Off This November
Maroon 5 launches several contests for fans to win tickets to see the band live on tour & win prizes via their official Twitter account
Los Angeles, CA, September 10, 2009- GRAMMY winning, A&M/ Octone recording artists Maroon 5 have announced plans for an exclusive nationwide college tour that will kick off this November. The multi-city tour will launch at Murray State University in Kentucky on November 2nd and make eleven stops before wrapping in Kansas at the end of the month. Hip Hop MC, griot, and singer/ songwriter K’naan will serve as the tour’s opening act on all dates. Both artists will be joined by Guster in Lewisburg, PA who will be making a special guest appearance.
Maroon 5’s college tour precludes the release of the group’s new album, which is set for release in the spring of 2010. Earlier this summer the band announced that they have entered the studio with legendary producer Robert John "Mutt" Lange to record the follow-up to It Won’t be Soon Before Long, their multi-platinum selling sophomore album. The quintessential pop-rock producer has produced blockbuster albums for acts like AC/DC, Def Leppard, Bryan Adams, The Cars, Shania Twain and Foreigner.
“After spending the summer in the studio recording overseas, we are excited to be returning home and to the road this fall,” said the band’s frontman Adam Levine. “It’s exciting for us to hit the stage again together and also get a chance to debut some of our new material that we’ve been recording for our fans.”
Tickets for Maroon 5’s upcoming college shows will go on-sale starting with a fan club pre-sale on Thursday, September 17th with college pre-sales to launch on Thursday, September 24th and the general public on-sale to occur on Monday, September 28th.
Maroon 5 has also announced plans for a major contest giving one lucky fan $15,000 using Twitter and TwitVid. Concert-goers will be required to take a video of themselves at the show and submit it to twitvid.com/maroon5. Fans can learn more at twitvid.com/maroon5 or maroon5.com. In addition, the band will be running several contests to win tickets to the show. James Valentine will be challenging students to tennis matches at each tour stop in exchange for tickets. Fans will have to follow Maroon 5’s twitter at twitter.com/maroon5 to find out where and when James will be hitting the school’s courts.
Adam Levine will also be giving fans unique and creative opportunities to win tickets through his twitter account at twitter.com/adamlevine. Follow Adam for a chance to win at each stop on the tour.
Confirmed Tour Dates for Maroon 5 are as follows:
Nov. 2nd Murray, KY Regional Events Center Murray State University
Nov. 3rd Louisville, KY Knights Hall Bellarmine University
Nov. 6th Rochester, NY Gordon Fieldhouse Rochester Institute of Technology **
Nov. 8th Ithaca, NY Barton Hall Cornell University
Nov. 10th Blacksburg, VA Burruss Auditorium Virginia Tech
Nov. 12th Fairfield, CT William Pitt Center Sacred Heart University
Nov. 14th Lewisburg, PA Sojka Pavillion Bucknell University
Nov. 16th Newark, DE Bob Carpenter Center Univ. of Delware
Nov. 18th Peoria, IL Peoria Civic Center Bradley University
Nov. 21st San Angelo, TX Junell Center/Stephens Arena Angelo State University
Nov. 22nd Wichita, KS Charles Koch Arena Wichita State Univ.
** Rochester school pre-sale will occur from Friday, September 18th – Sunday, September 27th
**Lewisburg, PA presale will occur for Fan Club and Bucknell students will start, Monday, September 14
Capturing their first of 3 GRAMMY Awards as “Best New Artist” of 2005, and going on to sell more than fifteen million albums worldwide, Maroon 5 won over fans and critics alike with the hybrid rock/R&B sound they introduced on their debut album Songs About Jane. They followed up with the double platinum album, It Won’t be Soon Before Long, that included hits like “Makes Me Wonder” and “If I Never See your Face Again.” The band’s releases have gone gold and platinum in over 35 countries around the world.
MAROON 5 Announces Exclusive U.S. College Tour to Kick Off This November
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We are proud to announce that Adam Levine will be a featured artist in the new Activision video game Band Hero, brought to by the makers of the popular franchise Guitar Hero. The game will feature Maroon 5’s hit “She Will Be Loved” off of the bands 10x platinum debut album, Songs About Jane. Available this November, Band Hero will be available on Xbox 360, Playstation 3 for computers, Playstation 2 for computers and Nintendo Wii. Adam joins the likes of Taylor Swift, No Doubt, All American Rejects, Lilly Allen and the Jackson 5.
For more information please visit www.bandhero.com/
Frank Sinatra's skills as an interpretive singer are unparalleled and
his influence remains. iTunes pays tribute to Sinatra with a selection
of exclusive cover songs performed featuring The Way You Look Tonight by Maroon 5!
iTunes pays tribute to Frank Sinatra. Listen to the original recordings of some of his top songs, and then hear exclusive versions recorded by todays hottest artists, including Maroon 5, Fine Frenzy, the Kooks, Josh Radin, and more.
Check out The Way You Look Tonight by Maroon 5!
As you all know by now Maroon 5 have their own Twitter account where they've been Tweeting about the recording process and life in Switzerland where they're making their upcoming album...but now Adam and James have their own Twitter accounts as well.
Maroon 5 Twitter Page
Adam Levine Twitter Page
James Valentine Twitter Page
Check them out and start following them for a real inside perspective.
Today marks the release of "Strategies For Apprehension" by Historics (Featuring members of Maroon 5, Ink & Dagger and VietNam) is in stores now!
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Maroon 5 have announced they will be entering the studio this month with legendary producer Robert John "Mutt" Lange for the follow- up of their multi-platinum album, It Won’t be Soon Before Long. The quintessential pop-rock producer has produced blockbuster albums for acts like AC/DC, Def Leppard, Bryan Adams, The Cars, Shania Twain and Foreigner. As a producer, his albums have sold an astounding110 million records in the US alone and he has also received six Diamond Awards for his work- an industry first for a producer.
Today marks the release of the iTunes exclusive Frank Sinatra cover album “His Way, Our Way”.
Maroon 5 were lucky enough to be asked to participate in this project and chose “The Way You Look Tonight”. It was recorded live with a 30 piece orchestra at Capitol Studios in Los Angeles, CA – a room where Frank himself recorded many of his hits.
Head over to the ITUNES STORE and pick up the album now.
James checks in on the Maroon 5 Twitter Page with the following message:
"Our good friend Gene (and current roomate of Me, jesse and Adam)writes the new MTV show 'DJ and The Fro'. Watch tomorrow and Friday at 6pm."
"Gene wanted me to add exclamation points to my post about his show... So if you have the new iPhone copy and paste these: !!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Don't forget to add them as a follower and tell all of your friends to follow Maroon 5 on Twitter as well!
Check out Adam and Jesse from Maroon 5 featured on the inaugural edition of NPR Music - You Must Hear This: Prince's 'Purple Rain'. A new music series where invited musicians share a piece of music that inspires them, that they listen to again and again.
Head HERE to check it out and leave a comment.
Harmonix announced today that next week’s Rock Band DLC will feature 3 songs from Maroon 5's "It Won't Be Soon Before Long".
Maroon 5 three-pack ($5.49/440 Microsoft Points, or $1.99/160 Microsoft Points per track)
“Little of Your Time”
“Makes Me Wonder”
“Wake Up Call”
All tracks are master recordings and will be available next Tuesday for Xbox 360 and Thursday for PS3. Check out www.rockband.com for more details.
Maroon 5 now have an official Twitter page where you can keep track of what's happening in the studio as they prepare their upcoming record as well as random check ins from band members.
Head over to www.twitter.com/maroon5 and follow them for updates!
Now is your chance to win 2 Tickets as well as Meet & Greet passes for a special intimate Maroon 5 show this Summer in the Los Angeles area benefiting TEEN IMPACT.
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