By Jacqueline Lopez-Crisp
The Maroon 5 World Tour 2015 made a two-day stop at The Forum this past weekend. Fans filled the Inglewood arena on Friday and Saturday to see Maroon 5 perform fan-favorite hits in support of the band’s 2014 album, “V.”
Maroon 5’s performance lasted about an hour and 40 minutes. The performance included the band playing some of their more recent, popular hits, such as “Maps.” They also performed some of their older songs, such as “Stereo Hearts,” “Wake Up Call” and “Moves Like Jagger.”
Fans were excited when the lights turned off, as the band appeared and started the show with “Animals,” the second single from “V.”
The band then changed up the pace of their show when they performed the beginning of “Payphone.” The acappella performance of this song made the audience cheer as they sang along to the hit.
The Maroon 5 World Tour 2015 kept the audience on their feet. Songs such as “Sunday Morning,” “This Love” and “She Will Be Loved” were popular hits that kept the crowd dancing, singing along and having a good time.
Maroon 5’s front man, Adam Levine, proved to be a true entertainer as he sang, danced, played guitar and asked for the audience’s participation in helping him sing along.
The stage for the concert was a long catwalk with a “V” at the end, which made it look like an arrow. The stage, being as big as it was, made any seat in the Forum a decent seat since Levine used most of it while performing.
Along with the large stage, the concert also utilized various lights and lasers. The border of the stage lit up, and the lights attributed to the overall vibe of the concert.
Maroon 5 also made an announcement that they had just celebrated 20 years of making music together. Levine, who was born and raised in California, also talked about how excited he was to be playing in a stadium that the Los Angeles Lakers used to play at. This made concert goers cheer in excitement, as they felt the venue was extra special.
One of the highlights of the Maroon 5 World Tour 2015 was the intimacy between the band and the fans. When the band performed “She Will Be Loved,” Levine asked the audience to put away their phones and be present in the moment. The audience actually listened to him, and everyone sang along to their popular tune.
Unfortunately, one of the low points of the concert was during the final song, “Sugar.” On Friday’s performance, a technical difficulty occurred as the balloons that were supposed to fall from the ceiling got stuck. Only about half of them ended up falling from above.
Accompanying the band on the Maroon 5 World Tour 2015 was Magic! and Rozzi Crane. Magic! performed the popular hit “Rude,” which audience members seemed most excited about when they started singing along to it.
Crane performed her new hit as well and also appeared back on stage later on in Maroon 5’s set to sing Christina Aguilera’s part in “Moves Like Jagger.”
Although the members of Maroon 5 have been together for a long time, their hits remain timeless and fun to sing along to. Maroon 5 always puts on a great show. The band sounds great live and always interacts with the audience. Overall, The Maroon 5 World Tour 2015 is something true fans will regret missing.
The last North American date of the Maroon 5 World Tour 2015 was at the Honda Center in Anaheim on Monday, and will continue the second leg of the tour on May 24 in Paris, France.
4.5 stars (out of 5)
Jacqueline Lopez Crisp / The Poly Post
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