In support of their latest album V released in 2014, Maroon 5 kick-started their world tour 2015 in Febuary and is scheduled to end in October. On 26th and 28th May, Maroon 5 performed in The SSE Arena, Wembley, London and literally set the place on fire with every single song performed with amazing stage effects and sound system. The crowd gave deafening cheers after every song and the atmosphere just got better and better with every song.
Tickets to both performances were completely sold out and on the night of the concert, the arena was completely packed. Guest singer Nick Gardner opened the stage with Lose You, one of his latest debut releases in 2014. He continued to impress the crowd with his own composition Open Doors and covers of Like A Prayer and Take Me To Church. Nick may be a familiar recording artist to some as he has been active on YouTube, releasing many covers of singles like Someone Like You and Titanium. He was signed to Interscope before releasing Lose You in 2014. Personally, I thought he shined the brightest when he sat down and played the piano for his last song, self-composed Hold Me Down. For you who are interested in Nick Gardner, I strongly recommend you to visit his YouTube channel, Nick Gardner, or do a quick search for his opening act for Maroon 5’s concert in UK. I was hooked on Lose You for a couple of days.
Just when the stage was getting heated up, MAGIC!’s appearance with songs like No Way No from their latest album, cover of Girls Just Want To Have Fun, No Evil and bringing the fun all the way high with their number one debut single Rude. The whole arena was booming with cheers and everyone was grooving to their songs, setting the mood and atmosphere right before Maroon 5 took over their stage with Animals.
To me, the concert was a complete enjoyment listening to Maroon 5’s songs as they performed all their hit singles from 2002’s debut album with This Love, She Will Be Loved, Harder To Breathe and Sunday Morning to popular hits like Maps, Animals, Sugar and newly released This Summer’s Gonna Hurt Like A Motherfucker. The whole arena was definitely on fire with the audience, even those in the seating areas, all up on their feet singing out loud to the lyrics. The concert also had some highlights with Adam Levine on his pink guitar before the band introduction, a short but spectacular A Cappella version of Payphone’s chorus with all the band members and Adam Levine using a loud hailer when performing This Summer’s Gonna Hurt Like A Motherfucker. The crowd’s cheers were deafening!
During the performance of She Will Be Loved, lead guitarist James Valentine and Adam Levine urged the fans to put their phones and cameras away for the last 90 seconds of the song. It was quite a touching moment where the audience listened and enjoyed the song and was “free to move around”. I remembered this segment the best and enjoyed the song the most with accompanying guitar chords by James. The atmosphere was brought to another level of excitement with Moves Like Jagger. The concert ended on a super high note with Sugar, leaving me so reluctant for the concert to end just like that!
Maroon 5 is set to perform for Singapore’s 2015 Formula 1 Grand Prix on 19th September. Be sure to catch their performance then!