Concert Dates at the BB&T Center and Amalie Arena
The pop rock band Maroon 5 has sold over 100 million singles worldwide since their breakout album Songs About Jane back in 2002. Now they are on tour promoting their fifth album, aptly titled V, and their worldwide tour makes two stops here in Florida. Their first stop is in Sunrise at the BB&T Center on Tuesday, February 24 at 7:30 p.m., and their second is in Tampa at Amalie Arena on Wednesday, February 25 at 7:30 p.m. MAGIC!, who had a #1 hit last year with “Rude,” will open for Maroon 5 on both dates, as will Rozzi Crane.
Maroon 5 was formed back in 1994 as “Kara’s Flowers,” a band that original members Adam Levine and Jesse Carmichael started with their friends in California. After all the members took time off to attend college, they regrouped with their current name in 2001, and released their debut album, Songs About Jane, the next year. A sleeper hit, it took nearly two years to gain traction on top 40 radio. When it did, singles such as “This Love,” “She Will Be Loved,” and “Harder to Breathe” entered the top ten on the singles charts. The group won the Grammy Award for Best New Artists.
Their sophomore album It Won’t Be Soon Before Long (2007) earned them their first #1 hit, “Makes Me Wonder.” They would go on to earn two more #1 hits, “Moves Like Jagger” (2011) and “One More Night” (2012). Their most recent single, “Sugar,” from the album V, has reached the top five on the U.S. pop charts. Maroon 5’s longevity and popularity has been magnified by the exposure received on the NBC reality singing competition The Voice, where lead singer Adam Levine is a judge.
Tickets are on sale for both performances right now, and you can buy them by going to maroon5.com/v. Prices start at $25.25 (Sunrise) and $26.25 (Tampa). VIP packages are also available via vipnation.com. VIP tickets start at $325 and entitle you to a commemorative VIP ticket in the first ten rows, a VIP pre-show reception with open bar and DJ, limited edition tour gift items, a gift bag, and early entrance into the venue and to the merchandise shopping areas.
For more information on Maroon 5, visit maroon5.com. See Adam Levine on The Voice which premieres its new season February 23 on NBC.