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Maroon 5 Boston Stop Is Not Just ‘One More Night’

Adam Levine Performs with his band, Maroon 5, at the TD Garden

On Feb. 3, Maroon 5 made a stop at Boston’s T.D. Garden as part of their 2015 world tour. The band was opened by Rozzi Crane from San Francisco and Toronto-based MAGIC!

After what appeared to be a lackluster opening, Adam Levine and the band ramped up the energy as the night went on. The band performed a combination of their newest hits like “Sugar,” along with older songs like “She Will Be Loved,” from the band’s 2012 album “Songs About Jane.”

Boston was the nineth stop in the band’s 2015 V tour. Maroon 5 is set to cross through the United States, Canada, Spain, Portugal, Italy, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Germany, and Australia.

The T.D. Garden was almost completely full as the band played with most of the audience singing along to the various songs. The audience was very hyped to see the well-known band, except for maybe a few boyfriends or husbands who looked as though they were dragged or coerced to listen.

Along with having awesome music, Adam Levine was also very active with the audience, actually talking to audience members below him. At one point in the show, Levine asked everyone to not use their cellphones for three minutes so that they could appreciate the concert, as previous tech-free generations had. Despite the request, several members of the audience continued to use their phones in front of him, and after jokingly asking them to put them away, took them and returned them after the song was through.

Despite the band’s recent success, the band has come under criticism from Jessica Valenti from The Guardian who criticized the song “Animals,” a 2014 release, as depicting Adam Levine stalking a woman. Valenti stated that, “there is nothing ‘edgy’ about Adam Levine being a ‘crazy’ sexual predator because it actually happens every damn day.”

Another notable part of the tour was during their stop in Washington D.C. Ten-year-old Christopher Warner, a fan with Down Syndrome, was invited to meet his heroes and had a panic attack when he first met them. To put the young fan at ease, the six band members lay down with Warner and his mother until Warner had calmed down. Levine and the rest of the band were widely praised for their actions in helping make Warner more comfortable.

As both a huge Maroon 5 fan, and this being my first major concert, the $125 tickets for seats were more than worth it for the show.