Maroon 5 have been on tour since February to promote their new album, V. The group just wrapped up the North American, African, and European portions of the tour and will take a break until September before continuing with performances across Asia and Oceania. Maroon 5 is replacing their opening act for the last leg, this time with a very interesting band from Sweden.
Maroon 5’s fall tour dates are still a few months away, Maroon 5 is planning to take the Dirty Loops with them for the shows that remain. Dirty Loops are a trio from Stockholm. They have one album to their name, Loopified, released just last year. That album reached No. 86 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart, but reached No. 19 in Sweden. If you are asking if Dirty Loops could possibly support a band like Maroon 5 on tour, you’d have to know that though the group is fairly new, its members are no strangers to performing.
Dirty Loops bassist Henrik Linder told Billboard about their young beginnings.
“Me and Jonah met when he was 9 and I was 11 back at school. At age 15 we met Aron. We were all session musicians and in 2008 we started Dirty Loops as a way to have a project where nobody could tell us what to do and we could try all our ideas and express ourselves to the fullest.”
— DIRTY LOOPS (@DirtyLoops) January 6, 2015
— DIRTY LOOPS (@DirtyLoops) January 26, 2015
For the first half of the tour, Maroon 5 performed alongside MAGIC!, Rozzi Crane, and Nick Gardner. In comparison to Maroon 5’s illustrious career, Canadian group MAGIC! would have to be their biggest opening act this tour, boasting the infectious hit of 2014, “Rude.” Rozzi Crane is signed to Adam Levine’s 222 Records and was featured on Maroon 5’s “Come Away to the Water.” Nick Gardner, a YouTube discovery, joined Maroon 5 on a few European dates.
Dirty Loops started to gain traction for YouTube covers of Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, and Adele songs before getting signed to Verve Records. The group also played throughout Asia on earlier tours. That may be the reason Maroon 5 are using Dirty Loops solely on the Asian leg of their tour as the band has gained some fans in the region.
Teaming up with Maroon 5 on the later half of their huge run is sure to bring the group even more success.
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