Just in case you happen to be on the fence about whether or not to see Maroon 5 live in concert next time they go on tour, let me give you a piece of advice to help you decide. Go. Just do yourself a favor and do it the next chance you get.
Not enough? Alright, well, I’ll give you a few reasons. Some bands just straight up suck live. Whether it’s the over processed nature of their music or just a lack of actual talent, a lot of today’s musicians belong in the studio and nowhere else. That’s not the case with Maroon 5.
Right off the bat, you can tell there’s nothing augmented or fake about Adam Levine’s voice. Believe it or not, he sounds almost exactly as good live as he does in the studio. The rest of the band was flawless, as well. They stay mostly true the recorded versions of their songs, but when they do adlib, it’s done artfully and doesn’t pull you out of the song at all.
Their transitions, unlike mine, are artfully executed. When they do break between songs, the conversation is fairly standard, but it serves its purpose: to send the crowd into a frenzy. And few can start a frenzy like Adam Levine. He’s got stage presence, but not so much that it takes away from the music. Some people run and jump around so much that they can’t keep up the singing, which is what most people are there for in the first place. Presumably, they didn’t invite him to judge The Voice (now in its 5 season) for his moves. Speaking of which, I’m not sure I would quite say those moves are like Jagger, but he knows what he’s doing up there. Give him some time, though, Mick’s been at it for 50 years.
The songs are always a good mix from their 4 albums. No matter what your favorite is, you’re unlikely to go home disappointed. Speaking of going home, don’t run out too quickly. From what I can tell, they always do at least one curtain call. I suppose that’s pretty standard these days, but nothing beats watching your band run back on stage for another song.
Convinced? Of course you are. Like you needed convincing. They’re already working on their next album, so a new tour can’t be far off (though this one isn’t over yet if you happen to be in Europe). Make sure you’re ready for the next one. Look the part and get ready to be blown away!
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