Maroon 5 announce new album, Connecticut concert

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Maroon 5 has revealed plans announced plans to release a new album this summer. The band will road test some of the new songs off the forthcoming album called Overexposed with a handful of live performances this spring, including one show in New England. The band will hit Connecticut for a performance at the MGM Grand Theatre at Foxwoods Casino in Mashantucket on Thursday, May 17. Tickets for the show, which range in price from $80 to $120`, are now on sale through the venue’s box office and website.

Overexposed, the band’s fourth studio effort and follow-up to 2010’s Hands All Over, will be released on June 26. Recorded in Los Angeles over the last year, the album was executive produced by Max Martin with additional tracks produced by Benny Blanco and Ryan Tedder. Pittsburgh rapper Wiz Khalifa provides guest vocals on “Payphone”.

Overexposed is definitely one of our most diverse and poppiest albums yet,” said frontman Adam Levine, who has been busy starring as coach on NBC’s “The Voice”, in a press release. “We had a great time recording it. I can’t wait for our fans to hear the record, as well as hitting the road to play it live for everyone later this year.”

Guitarist James Valentine added, “‘Moves Like Jagger’ was the first time we ever worked with an outside writer, so we decided to try it some more on this record. At this point in our career I think it was a good thing to completely mix up our process and it yielded good results, as well as a more collaborative spirit within the band. We wanted to make something that sounded contemporary with the elements of a lot of early eras of pop music. This is our most ‘pop’ record ever and we weren’t shy about really going for it.”

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