Maroon 5 On the Road

The wait was finally over.  I’ve been looking forward to seeing Maroon 5 perform for some time now.  The setting was a jam-packed Oracle Arena in Oakland.

It’s hard to believe that these guys started out as an alternative-rock band with the name of “Kara’s Flowers in the mid-nineties, when front man Adam Levine and the guys were in high-school.  Soon after the turn of the century, Maroon 5 was formed, releasing their album “Songs About Jane.”

When these guys took the stage, the crowd went wild opening with “Moves Like Jagger” a big hit back in 2010.

Usually, artist will engage with the audience fairly early in the evening … even asking “How We Doing Out there” … not so with Adam Levine.  It was 50 minutes into the concert before he engaged with the audience.  Levine is not one of those front men that dances a lot however he can certainly get you engaged with his voice.

Maroon 5 did several songs from the fifth album along with some of their classics like “Misery” along with Adam Levine howling in his microphone for “Animals” that got everyone in the arena on their feet.  When they performed their hit “Payphone” the entire band joined Levine with a Capella introduction.

Maroon 5 Set List:

Moves Like Jagger
This Love
Harder to Breathe
Locked Away
One More Night
Love Somebody
Lucky Strike
Sunday Morning
Makes Me Wonder


Don’t Want to Know

She Will Be Loved


Let’s Go Crazy (Prince Cover)

I’ve been trying to see Maroon 5 for a few years, I’m very glad I got to see them on this tour.  I enjoyed their classic hits along with their latest hit they did in their encore titled “Don’t Want to Know.”

Maroon 5 certainly has put their mark as one of the top touring bands since 2001 … they’ve connected with their fans for many years … I’m sure that will continue in the future!

Rich Borell
Founder & Publisher


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