Maroon 5 continues its dominance of the rock world, as Adam Levine and company have announced two new U.S. tour dates for the summer.
According to NJ.com, Maroon 5 are headed to Atlantic City for a special performance on the beach on August 16. Joined by special guests Nick Jonas and Matt McAndrew, the show could give the struggling Atlantic City area a boost economically.
The region has been hit hard financially post-Hurricane Sandy, with two of their more prestigious casinos, Trump Plaza and The Revel, both going under in the past year. As Business Insider reported last fall, Trump Entertainment Resorts Inc, which operates the Taj Mahal, filed for bankruptcy in September of 2014. “Declining gambling revenue” and “falling occupancy in its 2,000 rooms” was the main culprit, according to the article, a fate many casinos in the area are suffering from, as well.
Which makes the Adam Levine-led concert some welcome news to both Maroon 5 fans and New Jersey residents alike. The day before the Atlantic City gig, however, Maroon 5 will also be hitting nearby Hershey Park for the first of just two U.S. shows this summer, according to Zumic. The dates for these back-to-back shows fall during a hiatus from the Maroon 5 international Leg, which ended this past week. Maroon 5 picks things up again two weeks later in Osaka, Japan.
According to the band’s web site, Maroon 5 is expected to blanket Asia with stops including China, Korea, Taiwan, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand before rounding out their overseas adventure in Australia and New Zealand.
Recently, the band hit a bit of a scheduling snafu, as reported by Inquisitr. Because of an annual religious festival taking place in Indonesia, the band was forced to cancel their appearance in the region.
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
This enabled the band to go ahead and book a second show in Thailand after many fans in the Bangkok region complained that scalpers got their hands on the first batch of Maroon 5 tickets before the general public was able to.
And East Coast natives better hope that the back-to-back scheduling of Maroon 5 in August doesn’t take a toll on Adam Levine’s voice, who had to cancel a show in Liverpool because of strained vocal chords earlier this year.
Guys, I HATE having to let you down tonight. My chords are toast. We resume Sunday in Birmingham. Apologies. :(
— Adam Levine (@adamlevine) May 29, 2015
Though at the rate Maroon 5 is booking shows, U.S. fans may be able to catch Adam Levine and company very soon regardless.
[Maroon 5 photo credit: Christopher Polk / Getty Images]