3/27/2011

Maroon 5 Take Korea in May

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Maroon 5 coming to Korea in May

By Kwon Mee-yoo

Hyundai Card, the organizer of the “Super Concert” series, said Friday that Maroon 5, the five-member American rock band, has been chosen for their 14th Super Concert in May.

The Seoul concert will be held at the Gymnastics Stadium in the Olympic Park on May 25, followed by a second at Busan KBS Hall on May 26. This is first time for a Super Concert to be held out of Seoul.

Making their debut in 2002 with “Songs about Jane,” the group rose to stardom through songs such as “This Love” and “She Will Be Loved.” Their second album “It Won’t Be Soon Before Long” was released in 2007 and the band’s single “Makes Me Wonder” was downloaded some 244,000 times in the first week of its release.

The group’s two studio albums have sold more than 15 million copies worldwide and the band has won three Grammy Awards — Best New Artist in 2005 and Best Pop Performance in 2006 and 2008.

The long-awaited third studio album “Hands All Over” was released last September, again sweeping the world with their trendy yet creative music.

Maroon 5’s first concert in Korea in 2008 was sold out.

At the 2011 concert, the rock band will sing numbers from their new album, including “Misery” and “Give a Little More,” as well as other hit songs such as “Harder to Breathe.”

“Maroon 5 is one of the hottest bands in the world and this concert will be a chance to listen to their music live,” an official of Hyundai Card said. “We also organized a concert in Busan where world-famous artists seldom visit.”

The “Super Concert” events are a series of shows featuring high-profile artists from around the world. Started in 2007, Hyundai Card has invited artists from pop singer Stevie Wonder, Usher and Beyonce to classical musicians Placido Domingo and Sumi Jo.

Tickets cost from 77,000 won to 121,000 won. Visit www.superseries.kr for more information.

meeyoo@koreatimes.c

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