55th Annual Grammy's: How Did Maroon 5 Do?
Before the big telecast of the 55th annual Grammy Awards ceremony, at the Grammy pre-show alternative artist Gotye won the Grammy award for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance over pop rock band Maroon 5. The Belgium musician born Wouter De Backer won for his No. 1 platinum single "Somebody That I Used to Know", featuring New Zealand singer and songwriter Kimbra. Maroon 5 was nominated for their No. 2 Hot 100 peaking single "Payphone", featuring rapper Wiz Khalifa, in which was expected to win by many online critics. The Grammy that went to sir Gotye was reportedly his FIRST Grammy award received in the States, so congratulations to him.
Maroon 5 and soul singer Alicia Keys took the stage for a staggering and unbelievably put-together and amazingly soulful performance that blended two of the most antithetic songs on the radio right now. The performance opened by Adam Levine softly singing "Daylight" which escalated in to a full band performance, eventually blending in with Alicia Keys' new single "Girl on Fire", a stunning R&B and big beat soul track from her new album Girl on Fire. As the performance came to a close, Adam Levine and Alicia Keys clammed the chants in both songs together and made a perfect conclusion to their permanence.
After the performance of Maroon 5 and Alicia Keys, the award for Best Pop Vocal album was being announced by American Idol judge and country singer Keith Urban and TV-star Kelly Cuoco. However, it would've been perfect of Maroon 5 to win the category after their live performance, they lost to Idol season 1 winner Kelly Clarkson, who took home the award for her album Stronger. It looks like we're going to have to wait until next year for a possible win from Maroon 5 at the 56th annual Grammy Awards. Maybe "Daylight" will be worth the nomination? Maybe A new album will be up grabs? We'll have to see.
Maroon 5 is about to embark on their United States Overexposed Tour in support of their fourth Grammy-nominated album Overexposed. The tour will begin on February 13th at the Schottenstein Center in Columbus, Ohio. Alternative rock band Neon Trees and pop trendsetter Owl City will be coming along the tour with Maroon 5. You can purchase tickets to their tour on www.maroon5.com/shows or http://www.ticketnetwork.com/ticket/maroon-5-events.aspx.
View all tour dates below:
Feb. 13 – Columbus, Ohio, Schottenstein Center
Feb. 14 – Auburn Hills, Mich., The Palace Of Auburn Hills
Feb. 16 – New York, N.Y., Madison Square Garden Arena
Feb. 17 – Manchester, N.H., Verizon Wireless Arena
Feb. 19 – Toronto, Ontario, Air Canada Centre
Feb. 20 – Montreal, Quebec, Bell Centre
Feb. 22 – Uncasville, Conn., Mohegan Sun Arena
Feb. 23 – East Rutherford, N.J., IZOD Center
Feb. 25 – Grand Rapids, Mich., Van Andel Arena
Feb. 27 – Kansas City, Mo., Sprint Center
March 1 – Moline, Ill., I Wireless Center
March 3 – Omaha, Neb., CenturyLink Center Omaha
March 4 – Saint Paul, Minn., Xcel Energy Center
March 7 – Calgary, Alberta, Scotiabank Saddledome”
March 9 – Vancouver, British Columbia, Rogers Arena
March 11 – Seattle, Wash., KeyArena At Seattle Center
March 13 – San Jose, Calif., HP Pavilion At San Jose
March 15 – Los Angeles, Calif., Staples Center
March 16 – Las Vegas, Nev., Mandalay Bay Events Center
March 19 – Houston, Texas, Toyota Center
March 21 – Dallas, Texas, American Airlines Center
March 22 – Tulsa, Okla., BOK Center
March 24 – Nashville, Tenn., Bridgestone Arena
March 26 – Birmingham, Ala., BJCC Arena
March 27 – Atlanta, Ga., Philips Arena
March 29 – Sunrise, Fla., BB&T Center
March 30 – Orlando, Fla, Amway Center
April 1 – Jacksonville, Fla., Jacksonville Veterans Mem. Arena
April 3 – Washington, D.C., Verizon Center
April 4 – Philadelphia, Pa., Wells Fargo Center
April 6 – Rosemont (Chicago), Ill., Allstate Arena