Maroon 5 Have ‘Great Songs’ Recorded For Next Album

'We're just getting started,' singer Adam Levine says of the follow-up to Overexposed.

Maroon 5 are on a roll, and they’re not about to take the foot off the gas. Even as the group gears up to headline this summer’s 2013 Honda Civic Tour with Kelly Clarkson, they’ve already begun work on the follow-up to last year’s Overexposed.

“We’re just getting started. We’ve got some great songs in the can,” singer Adam Levine said about the group’s as-yet-untitled fifth album.

The 31-date tour will kick off on August 1 in St. Louis and runs through an October 5 gig in San Diego. Among the opening acts on the tour are Rozzi Crane, who is signed to Levine’s 222 Records label, “The Voice” alum Tony Lucca and Young Money crooner PJ Morton.
“I think the live outdoor kind of summer vibe is always different than the indoor arena tour because there’s less emphasis on production and more on live music,” Levine told the Associated Press. “It’s kind of the purist form of a tour ’cause there’s not too many bells and whistles.”

Overexposed has spawned the #1 hits “Payphone,” “One More Time” and “Daylight,” with the latter giving the group a record for the most #1′s (six) by a group in the top 40 chart’s 20-year history.

Guitarist James Valentine said the new music is going to be a change of pace from the current album’s radio-friendly pop. “The stuff we’re working on now, it definitely has gone maybe a little darker in its sound, maybe back a little bit more to what we kind of did on (our debut) Songs About Jane,” he said. “But at this point we do have all kinds of different songs and it is early.”

Maroon 5 tour dates:

»8/1- St. Louis, MO @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
»8/3 – Indianapolis, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
»8/4 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
»8/6 – Pittsburgh, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion
»8/7 – Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center
»8/9 – Mansfield, MA @ Comcast Center
»8/10 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
»8/11 – Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
»8/25 – Chicago, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
»8/26 – Cleveland, OH @ Blossom Music Center
»8/28 – Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
»8/31 – Hartford, CT @ Comcast Theatre
»9/1 – Scranton, PA @ Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain
»9/4 – Darien, NY @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
»9/5 – Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
»9/7 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
»9/8 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
»9/10 – Raleigh, NC @ Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek
»9/11 – Charlotte, NC @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Charlotte
»9/13 – Tampa, FL @ Live Nation Amphitheater
»9/14 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Cruzan Amphitheatre
»9/16 – Atlanta, GA @ Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
»9/18 – Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheater
»9/19 – Houston, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
»9/22 – Dallas, TX @ GEXA Energy Pavilion
»9/24 – Denver, CO @ Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
»9/27 – Portland, OR @ Sleep Country Amphitheater
»9/28 – George, WA @ Gorge Amphitheatre
»10/1 – Marysville, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre
»10/2 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
»10/5 – San Diego, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre

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