4 things to expect from Maroon 5 in 2016

Maroon 5 in 2015.
A new tour, new music, and much more await us in 2016

2015 was sensational, memorable, and unforgettable for our favorite band Maroon 5. Maroon 5 became one of the best-selling artists of the year, scored a No. 1 single with "Sugar", took over the summer with an electrifying hit single identifying that your summer was going to hurt, bass guitarist Mickey Madden changed his name and formed his new band Collapsing Scenery, and frontman Adam Levine won The Voice's ninth season with Jordan Smith. But, it seems like the band is done being quite triumphant in 2016. 

Here are just 4 things to get excited for and expect from the Los Angeles pop rockers in 2016.

4. "Feelings" music video

Has Maroon 5 ever filmed and produced a music video and never published it to the world? I don't think so. But, this may be the case with their latest single taken from their fifth studio effort, V, "Feelings", in which the music video was allegedly filmed on spot at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles, California in early August. The music video was never released in 2015 and a set premiere date has not been confirmed or announced just yet. This could only mean that it is coming soon or it'll be scrapped, but to keep a positive mind and hope for it to drop would be the brighter thing to do. Besides, Maroon 5 at the Playboy Mansion would be one hell of a sight to see.

3. South American tour and headlining Rock in Rio show

It was revealed last year that Maroon 5 would be headlining 2016's annual Rock In Rio Lisbon at the Parque da Bela Vista in Lisbon, Portugal. They will be performing a headlining show on May 28th of this year. And Maroon 5 will be headlining their Maroon 5 World Tour in South America beforehand, beginning at the Parque Salitre Magico in Bogotá, Colombia on March 3 and will conclude at the Apoteose Arena in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil on March 20, 2016.

2. Maroon 5 will tour with Tove Lo, PHASES, and R. City

One of the most anticipated concert tours of 2016 is Maroon 5's headlining North American tour with musical acts Tove Lo, R. City, and PHASES. The 26 date tour will kick off at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas on September 3 and will conclude at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California on October 16, 2016. In case you aren't excited enough for the opening acts, Tove Lo is most famous for her hit singles "Habits (Stay High)" and "Talking Body", PHASES was James Valentine's old band that changed their name from JJAMZ after Valentine's departure, and R. City are the hypeman of hip hop and shared a hit single, "Locked Away", with Adam Levine last year which charted in the top 20 in numerous countries.

1. Maroon 5's sixth record

A controversial headline, I know, but it is very possible that we could be getting a new Maroon 5 album by 2016's end. In an open Facebook Q&A with guitarist James Valentine with Live Nation in November, he teased at the band's sixth album a few times. After being asked about Maroon 5 doing a live CD/DVD album, Valentine responded stating "Good idea. I'll bring that up with the band, it's probably time." When a fan asked where Maroon 5 will be in 5 years from now, Valentine replied saying "Great question. I think all of us want to make a more traditional record next... What do I mean by that? More like the way we made Songs About Jane, just sitting in a room with our instruments and slugging it out. It's been fun to experiment on the last couple of records with the more electronic sounds, but maybe we've gone as far as we can with that for now." Can you imagine the next Maroon 5 album sounding like Songs About Jane? As of the last 6 years, Maroon 5 has put out a new full-length studio album once every two years. The band released their fourth record, Overexposed, in June 2012, just short of two years after their third album Hands All Over was released. And V dropped just over two years thereafter in September 2014. So, theoretically, we could expect a new Maroon 5 album anywhere between September and December of 2016. As far as a lead single goes, that is a hard prediction to make. Also, take into consideration Maroon 5's busy touring schedule this year as well as Levine, PJ Morton, and Mickey Madden's side projects this year. It's a tough call, but I think it could happen.

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