The Maroon 5 V Tour went off without a hitch inside the United States, at least when it came to fans being able to snag tickets and shows going off as scheduled. Internationally, however, it’s been another story altogether.
First, Adam Levine and Maroon 5 were forced to cancel their show in Jakarta in September, according to the Nation, when the date of the show interfered with an annual religious festival taking place at the same time. The band announced the cancellation via their official Twitter account on Monday.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, we have to cancel our show in Jakarta on the 23rd of Sept. For more info head here http://t.co/uO6F5wdO0N
— Maroon 5 (@maroon5) June 23, 2015
Indonesia’s loss, however, became Bangkok’s gain, as Maroon 5 also took to Twitter to announce a second show added unexpectedly.
— Maroon 5 (@maroon5) June 26, 2015
This addition came on the heels of a ticket scalping controversy that left Bangkok fans out in the cold when tickets originally went on sale in May. As reported by Coconuts Bangkok, the original Maroon 5 tickets disappeared prior to their original proposed on sale date and time.
“Maroon 5 fans waited in line for hours for tickets only to find out most seats had already been sold prior to the announced sale time. Those sales seemed to be organized scalpers, as minutes later, many ghost tickets were listed online at twice the price, prompting Thai fans to complain to the artists about it.”
Maroon 5 guitarist James Valentine responded via Instagram that the band was “really sorry” for the apparent shadiness and that he and they “were looking into it.” With the announcement of the second show it appears Bangkok fans prayers were answered.
And while it appears that the Maroon 5 V overseas tour has hit a couple bumps in the road, it’s not as if the U.S. tour went completely smooth either. As mentioned above, there were no cancellations or allegations of ticket scalping, but there was an incident where a fan rushed Adam Levine on stage, as reported by the Inquisitr. The incident took place at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California, in April.
And, of course, the most notable news item was the Adam Levine “Sugar Bombing” incident that took place in between stops on Maroon 5’s tour. While taping a segment of Jimmy Kimmel Live, Adam Levine got hit with a package of powdered sugar outside the studio.
[Maroon 5 photo credit: Kevin Kane / Getty Images]