Maroon 5's third studio album, Hands All Over, will hit stores on September 21st. Produced by 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 impact radio on June 28th. 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 30th and will feature a rotating group of special guests including Owl City, Guster, Kris Allen, VV Brown and Ry Cuming (please see routing below). Tickets for select dates of the tour will go on sale Friday, May 14th.
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 says. "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."
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 30th Saratoga Springs NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center (w/ Guster, Ry Cuming)
July 31st Gilford NH Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavilion (w/ Guster, Ry Cuming)
August 1st Uncasville CT Mohegan Sun Arena (w/ Guster, Ry Cuming)
August 4th Toronto ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre (w/Owl City, Ry Cuming)
August 5th Clarkston (Detroit) MI DTE Energy Music Theatre (w/Owl City, VV Brown)
August 6th Noblesville IN Verizon Wireless Music Center (w/Owl City, VV Brown)
August 7th Canandaigua NY Constellation Brands Performing Arts Cnt. (w/Owl City, VV Brown)
August 10th Mansfield MA Comcast Center (w/Owl City, VV Brown)
August 11th Wantagh NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater (w/Owl City, VV Brown)
August 13th Bristow VA Jiffy Lube Live (w/Owl City, VV Brown)
August 14th Camden NJ Susquehanna Bank Center (w/Owl City, VV Brown)
August 15th Holmdel NJ PNC Bank Arts Center (w/Owl City, VV Brown)
August 19th Miami, FL Bayfront Amphitheater (w/Kris Allen, VV Brown)
August 21st Alpharetta, GA Verizon Wireless Amphitheater at Encore Park (w/Kris Allen, VV Brown)
August 24th Davidson, NC Davidson College (w/Kris Allen, VV Brown)
August 29th Pittsburgh, PA Amphitheater at Station Square (w/Kris Allen, VV Brown)
** Additional dates to be announced**
***Fan club & VIP pre-sale starts tomorrow, May 11th for select dates***