Pop rock phenomenon Maroon 5 is currently on their Overexposed North American tour, promoting the group’s fourth studio album. The Grammy winning ensemble will be making a performance stop in Dallas this Thursday, March 21st. Musical groups Neon Trees and Owl City will also be performing as opening acts.
The band first originated in 1994 under the name Kara’s Flowers with high school friends Adam Levine, lead vocals; Jesse Carmichael, keyboards; Mickey Madden, bass guitar; & Ryan Dusick, drums. After an unsuccessful album release with Reprise Records, the band left the label and took time off to attend college. It was in 2001 when the band reunited, with the addition of James Valentine, and returned to the musical drawing board under the name Maroon 5.
Maroon 5 first appeared on the music scene in 2002 when the group signed with Octone Records to record their debut album Songs About Jane. Their debut single “Harder to Breathe” resonated with radio listeners, creating the foundation for their extensive fan base. It wasn’t until 2005 when the album’s second and third singles, “This Love” and ”She Will Be Loved” helped the group win the Grammy Award for Best New Artist. Before Maroon 5 could begin work on their sophomore album, drummer Ryan Dusick decided to leave the band, prompting the addition of drummer Matt Flynn in his place.
The rest, you could say, is history. Since 2006, Maroon 5 has released numerous chart topping singles such as “Makes Me Wonder”, ”Misery”, and ”Payphone.” The group has also won multiple Grammys & other musical awards, and has performed in several countries worldwide.
You can catch Maroon 5 this Friday at The American Airlines Center in Dallas. Doors open at 7:30pm. Tickets are available at livenation.com.
See you guys there!