Maroon 5 will tour this summer

Grammy Award-winning recording artist Maroon 5 is back with their highly anticipated third studio album, "Hands All Over," (A&M/Octone) set for release on Sept. 21.The group also announced a summer tour. Produced by rock studio legend Robert John "Mutt" Lange (AC/DC, Def Leppard, The Cars), "Hands All Over" is a hybrid of rock, pop, funk and R&B. In addition, the album's first single will be released to radio stations on June 28. Following the release of the single, Maroon 5 has announced plans for a summer concert tour that will encompass nearly 30 dates by the end of the summer. The tour is set to kick off on July 30 and will feature a rotating group of special guests including Owl City, Guster, Kris Allen, VV Brown and Ry Cuming. Tickets for select dates of the tour go on sale today. Maroon 5 began writing the songs that appear on "Hands All Over" after winding down from a world tour in support of their 2007 studio release "It Won't Be Soon Before Long." Several months later, the band received a phone call from Lange, who had heard that the band were beginning to write a new album, and expressed an interest in producing it. "We didn't even talk to anyone else," Adam Levine, Maroon 5's frontman, said. "Mutt is undeniably one of the most successful producers who's ever lived." Jesse Carmichael, the band's keyboardist, added, "Mutt really helped us play to the best of our ability. And it drove us to be bigger and better than ever." The result is "Hands All Over." Recorded at Lange's Switzerland studio, the members of Maroon 5 locked themselves in the mountains to patiently craft their latest effort. Starting with the hard-rocking title track, the album's 15 tracks take several intoxicating twists and turns including such compositions as "Out of Goodbyes," a country ballad infused with musical and vocal contributions from Nashville chart-toppers Lady Antebellum. Long-time fans will get a thrill out of "Misery," with its funky guitars and high-stepping melody, as well as the propulsive "Stutter," melody rich "Give A Little More" and "Don't Know Much About That," which professes a classic soulful vibe. Tour dates for Maroon 5's 2010 concert tour are as follows: July 30 - Saratoga Springs NY - Saratoga Performing Arts Center (w/ Guster, Ry Cuming) July 31 - Gilford NH - Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavilion (w/ Guster, Ry Cuming) Aug. 1 - Uncasville CT - Mohegan Sun Arena (w/ Guster, Ry Cuming)\ Aug. 4 - Toronto ON - Molson Canadian Amphitheatre (w/Owl City, Ry Cuming) Aug. 5 - Clarkston (Detroit) MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre (w/Owl City, VV Brown) Aug. 6 - Noblesville IN - Verizon Wireless Music Center (w/Owl City, VV Brown) Aug. 7 - Canandaigua NY - Constellation Brands Performing Arts Cnt. (w/Owl City, VV Brown) Aug. 10 - Mansfield MA - Comcast Center (w/Owl City, VV Brown) Aug. 11 - Wantagh NY - Nikon at Jones Beach Theater (w/Owl City, VV Brown) Aug. 13 - Bristow VA - Jiffy Lube Live (w/Owl City, VV Brown) Aug. 14 - Camden NJ - Susquehanna Bank Center (w/Owl City, VV Brown) Aug. 15 - Holmdel NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center (w/Owl City, VV Brown) Aug. 19 - Miami, FL - Bayfront Amphitheater (w/Kris Allen, VV Brown) Aug. 21 - Alpharetta, GA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater at Encore Park (w/Kris Allen, VV Brown) Aug. 24 - Davidson, NC - Belk Arena (w/Kris Allen, VV Brown) Aug. 29 - Pittsburgh, PA - Trib Total Media Amphitheater at Station Square (w/Kris Allen, VV Brown)

********** Published: May 14, 2010 - Volume 9 - Issue 4