Maroon 5 To Emulate Queen Live Shows

Maroon 5 promise "a motherf--cker of a show" for their summer tour, which will be comparable to Queen.

Maroon 5 To Emulate Queen Live Shows
0
Maroon 5 promise "a motherf--ker of a show" for their summer tour. Singer Adam Levigne promises the band will be pulling out all the stops for their US tour - starting at the end of this month - by paying homage to their favourite stadium rock bands. He said: "We're adding big Marshall stacks, adding speakers and subwoofers. We have an old-school mentality toward entertaining." "We emulate bands like the Stones, U2, Van Halen and Queen, bands that put on such a motherfr of a show that you can't not like it." "We want people to get lost in the experience. There's no smoke and mirrors." Although band are setting up a huge mainstream rock shows for their fans, Adam's "faith in music" has recently been restored by listening to folk and alternative rock music. He added to Rollingstone.com: "I've been listening to Mumford & Sons, along with the rest of the country." "I haven't felt like a real music fan in a long time, but that record has made me a fan again. There's something so gripping about the way the lyrics are delivered - it's angsty and mad, but it's beautiful soul music." "Them selling records and Arcade Fire winning the Grammy restores my faith in music." Maroon 5 tour the US, starting on June 24 in New York state, before playing in Europe during November and December. Thanks for the report to ContactMusic.com.

8 comments sorted by best / new / date

comments policy
    ledzep426
    Maroon 5 kicks ass! Saw them live last summer, one of the best concerts I've ever been to.
    guitarnoob_100
    Huge Queen fan, not a big Maroon 5 fan. Used to hate them but gained a load of respect for them after I brought my sister to one of their shows for her birthday. They actually put on a hell of a live show, some of their more funk influenced stuff is really good. Much better than what you hear on the radio anyway. However, they'll never touch the dizzying heights Queen did.
    sherry07
    I don't think ANYONE can even touch what Queen could do live. However, from what I've heard M5 are awesome live. If they have that high a standard, even if they can't quite reach it, they must be pretty good.
    emphaticleech
    orbitrek wrote: patrickdenneyto wrote: Dude, Maroon 5 is actually pretty awesome. Especially their live act, which I had the pleasure of seeing last summer. They're all also extremely talented musicians, but get typecast with the couple real mainstream songs they've put out. I'm not saying that their live show isn't good, I'm sure its awesome, I just doubt that there will ever be a band that were as good as Queen were when they played live.
    Challenge accepted At any rate... M5 ain't bad at all. I want to see them live, I hear nothing but good things about them.
    orbitrek
    patrickdenneyto wrote: Dude, Maroon 5 is actually pretty awesome. Especially their live act, which I had the pleasure of seeing last summer. They're all also extremely talented musicians, but get typecast with the couple real mainstream songs they've put out.
    I'm not saying that their live show isn't good, I'm sure its awesome, I just doubt that there will ever be a band that were as good as Queen were when they played live.
    orbitrek
    I doubt anyone will ever be as good as Queen were live. I'm not even a huge fan of Queen.
    patrickdenneyto
    Dude, Maroon 5 is actually pretty awesome. Especially their live act, which I had the pleasure of seeing last summer. They're all also extremely talented musicians, but get typecast with the couple real mainstream songs they've put out.
    threedaysgrace9
    Not a huge M5 fan, but they do put on a hell of a live show for their type of music. Saw them last October and was blown away how much better they are live.