Maroon 5 Announced As Critics' Choice Movie Awards House Band

Group will perform classic tunes and their own hits at show, which airs January 14 on VH1.

are known for their talent, charm and pop-rock-flavored hit songs. And it's just those qualities that will be showcased when the group serves as the evening house band for the 16th Critics' Choice Movie Awards. During the ceremony, which airs live on VH1 on Friday, January 14, at 9 p.m. ET/PT, the band, the band will perform classic tunes and their own hit songs between awards and during commercial breaks.

According to a press release, the group will also treat guests and attendees to numbers when they perform in the middle of the red carpet during the live pre-show and official after-party festivities. This marks a first for the awards show's house band.

VH1 president Tom Calderone spoke about the group's role during the evening ceremony. "The nominees, presenters are all A-list," he said in a statement. "We've been huge supporters of Maroon 5 since the beginning of their career, and watched them become an international success. Having them join our production as the house band brings an unprecedented level of excitement and musical talent to the show."

Shortly after their gig at the Critics' Choice Movie Awards, Maroon 5 will venture out of the United States and onto a worldwide trek with stops throughout Europe, Asia and Australia.

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