Maroon 5 won't officially hit the road until this fall in support of its new album, "It Won't Be Soon Before Long," but the group touched down last night (June 11) at New York's intimate Bowery Ballro
Maroon 5 won't officially hit the road until this fall in support of its new album, "It Won't Be Soon Before Long," but the group touched down last night (June 11) at New York's intimate Bowery Ballroom to unveil some fresh material.
The band whipped through a number of tunes from the new set, which in May debuted at No. 1 on The Billboard 200, as well as predictable fan favorites from its 2002 debut, "Songs About Jane."
The 11-song set kicked off with the bass-heavy "Harder To Breathe," which found charismatic frontman Adam Levine working the mic stand, much to the delight of the females in the crowd. From there, the band launched into its current single, "Makes Me Wonder," which is No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week.
The band's sound took on a heavier, more rocking edge on such songs as "If I Never See Your Face Again," "The Sun" and the tempo-shifting "Shiver." Later, the tiny venue could barely contain the overblown production of "Won't Go Home Without You," which indicates the boys are aimed for success when they hit larger amphitheaters.
For the encore, Maroon 5 played two of its biggest singles from "Songs About Jane," the ballad "She Will Be Loved" and "This Love."
The group heads to Montreal tomorrow for another club show, followed by three shows in Japan through June 25 in Osaka. The only other date on tap until the fall is a July 10 opening slot for the Police at Miami's Dolphin Stadium.