Over the past decade, Maroon 5 have brought out some rather incredible bands and solo artists on tour with them as supporting acts. The Los Angeles based pop rock group have been on tour in support of their latest studio effort, V (which was recently re-released as a reissue in support of "This Summer's Gonna Hurt"), for over the past year visiting the United States, Canada, the Netherlands, France, England, Morocco, Lisbon, Milan, and are about to embark on the Asian leg of their worldwide tour this September and October.
Everybody from Train to Conrad Sewell, I am counting down the top 5 best supporting acts from previous (and future) Maroon 5 tours.
5. Phantom Planet
So let us rewind way back to the Spring of 2005, where power pop rockers Phantom Planet opened up for Maroon 5 on the 6th Annual North American Honda Civic Tour. Fortunately, this tour paved way for Phantom Planet's bassist Sam Farrar to join Maroon 5 as a touring member since 2012. However, unfortunately this lead to Phantom's hiatus that same year. Sharing the same bill as The Thrills and The Donnas, Phantom Planet's shows were incredibly entertaining and their live act fit perfectly in comparison to Maroon 5's alt-rock live sound on that tour.
Not everybody likes this roots rock band, but at the time, born-and-raised San Franciscan rockers Train were ideally quintessential to Maroon 5's 2010 North American Hands All Over Tour. Train shared the supporting act bill alongside pop rock singer/songwriter Gavin DeGraw and on other legs One Republic.
3. Neon Trees
Wow. These spicy dance-punk rockers were definitely what Maroon 5 needed on their 2013 Overexposed Tour. Serving as supporting acts alongside Owl City, Neon Trees gave a very short-studded, yet very energetic performance playing hits like "Animal" and "Everybody Talks" that got the crowd pretty rowdy for Maroon 5's lengthy 2 hour set following.
2. Conrad Sewell
Conrad Sewell is a new artist and deserves to be featured on this countdown. He is someone who I am very much a fan of and is one of the best up and coming Australian pop acts at the moment. Over the last several years, he's written for Train, Christina Aguilera, Joss Stone, Lady Gaga, Icona Pop, and One Direction. He has toured on the Australian leg of Ed Sheeran's worldwide in 2014 and is set to open for Maroon 5 this September in Australia. I highly recommend listening to his newer two singles "Hold Me Up" (a synth-charged pop rock anthem) and "Start Again" (a powerful piano and symphonic rock-inspired ballad).
1. One Republic
One of today's hottest pop rock bands One Republic takes the Number 1 spot on the Top 5 Supporting Acts From Maroon 5 Tours list simply because they are. Bad. Ass. Live. This band had a similar start like Maroon 5 in dealing with record label struggles, recording over 100 songs to finally release a perfect debut album, and have been nominated 8 Teen Choice Awards, 3 People's Choice Awards, and 2 Grammy Awards. Frontman Ryan Tedder has co-produced many of Maroon 5's recent material such as "New Love", "Love Somebody", "Maps", and more. They were rumored to tour with Maroon 5 last year, however no confirmation was ever made. We hope to see One Republic tour with Maroon 5 and share their excellent polished-pop rock sound together again.
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