Maroon 5 facts – May 2011 – IV

Written by Marghe & Sere

Welcome back.

Let’s start with what you care the most about:

The Voice Video Episode 3 (Battle Rounds 1):

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We will post more commentaries about episodes later, even though we might just start here as well now, but first let us just upload the show videos, including Chef Master Episode with Maroon 5 on Bravo:

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We love the chemistry out from the band and Jesse is so adorable, isn’t he?

Then there was The Voice Episode 4, 2nd Battle Round:

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We don’t think it was any difficult for Adam: Javier should win this whole competition, in our eyes. But it seems like he did truly enjoy Angela’s legs and body. We give it for granted that if he weren’t faithful to Anne by now, he would have TOTALLY tapped it.

Next battle was on The Voice Episode 5, this one (we know if Zaira would actually watch this show – that she hates – she would have drooled about Adam’s song choice, because she considers Radiohead best living band and she loves Thom Yorke like no other) 3rd battle round :

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We liked Rebecca so we were shocked to see her go, but at least the duet provided a real sparkle.

This interview of Devin is really nice… click  here and read it thank you.

The week after, shocks wouldn’t double.

Watch the last Battle Round Episode, the fourth, and judge yourself:

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Jeff is fantastic: such a wonderful voice he has!

Adam has by far the best overall team on The Voice.

We wouldn’t know who to pick between Jeff and Javier, but by then America will chose by voting one and not the other; we wish Casey Desmond had her chance against Casey Weston because she would have easily won over her and then Adam would have got also a very strong female competitor on his team.

But this way he gave himself space to eliminate her and Devon on the Live Show risky picks.

Adam is so smart: he knows exactly what he gotta do to secure his team a total win.

After the video from the tv shows, let Serena and myself guide you through the month of May 2011 in Maroon 5’s world.

That means to drive you all over the World in its most Eastern part, since the band just wrapped their Australia + Asia part of their 2011 World tour.

We were leaving the guys on our previous post on the verge of their Sydney show; you can watch a glimpse of it through Adam’s video of the day clips:

And also around that time news about their shaping USA Summer started to float (you can stay informed about all of their dates by clicking over on their website , on the Tour Page).

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That above is a concert that we could check.

It wouldn’t be the first time we traveled from Italy to New york to catch Maroon 5 at the Today Show.

Now back to the Australian Shows, not before we post a review of Sydney’s joint:

After Sydney, Maroon 5 played Brisbane and along the show tweeting there was space for a cheering for Mum’s Day, too.

And James Valentine:

And PJ Morton:

After The Australian leg of the tour ended, the band moved forward to afflicted Japan.

Japanese people did appreciate the band coming to them in such difficult times and did show them their gratefulness openly.

The move towards Japan also came at the time Adam Levine was forced to admit his adored Lakers weren’t as good as he hoped they would have proved themselves this year: when their competitors won over the Los Angeles franchise 4-0 to advance in the NBA playoffs, Lakers-enthusiast Levine could just admit the demise and wish himself and his team a better 2012.

Before the Japanese shows started the band enjoyed two days off; and the web offered leisure pieces on Mr.Levine, that we are glad to share because we miss him all dressed up like you see in this picture (and yes, he can pull off any look, from scruffy to metrosexual, effortlessly):

In fashion-related news, the day off in Japan saw Adam probably checking out for new clothes (we wish they were suits just as the one above, but we fear currently he’s only into t-shirts and printed ones, to make it worse…).

He learned that in Japan he’s like a giant-sized guy (5’11” isn’t that tall actually, but it is in Japan).

The (unexpected by these numbers) success of The Voice not only allows Adam and his coaches friends to splatter all over all sort of media outlets… as this crafty insightful piece off The Los Angeles Times details, it allows them to bring their unique perspective into a stale old format (the one of singing competitions) by adding a relevant “Game Time” factor.

Then there are article like this one, too, making comparisons among the singing shows and guessing what could make one or the other prevail:

Then The Voice just broadened Adam Levine’s appreciative army:

And that in our book is never a bad thing.

Never!

While Adam was in Japan eating sushi (he loves Japanese food, we know it and he even said it on the above episode of Top Chef Master), he could follow also The Voice first battle round and he said he really hates to send people home there.

He got time to realize about his home sickness as well (he hates also being away from Los Angeles):

Jesse instead was focusing only on Japan and Japanese Language as well.

The guy is so capable at anything, isn’t he?

The first show on Japan was Osaka.

Adam and Jesse both enlightened the uniquely focused approach Japanese people have at enjoying music and art in general.

Miss Z., how can you remain cold even in front of so much love for your “home away from home?”: you stubborn girl.

After Osaka show, the band cheerfully toasted Mickey for his 32th birthday. As James let us know, it seems Mickey’s tastes never change as for what he’d like to spend his birthday time like.

After Osaka it was Nagoya time, then the band moved forward to Yokohama (Adam was referring to Tokyo probably unaware of geography there? Or maybe they anyway slept in Tokyo even for Yokohama’s times?)).

Sometimes we got to wonder who takes these pictures and why does he POST them on their pages for the world to see, because you can have all sort of weird guesses about this one of Adam bending and leaning towards James in the most awkward way possible.

We don’t want to know.

Ever.

Instead of a Mickey shoutout (?) Adam greeted his idol Stevie Wonder’s birthday, and that tweet became eventually a twitter featured post (many Wonder’s lovers in the world, of course).

Maroon 5 enjoyed Japan and also decided to show their support to the wounded Country by donating part of their profits to the Japan Red Cross Found.

That was such a great move that Justin Bieber (we know…) was inspired by them to do the same from his shows incoming.

The link with the pint-sized pop phenomenon must be his manager Scooter Brown?

Because he even flew before Bieber had to to catch Maroon 5 live at Budokan

That’s some bonding.

On 14th May night allegedly the guys (or at least Adam) went to one of the most famous clubs in Tokyo, FERIA.

The show in Yokohama started at 6 pm: blame it on the unusual time,  Adam felt it a bit off  (though the crowd didn’t at all notice that he was?), and when asked from an attendee why did he briefly disappear from the stage, his answer was “blame it on natural needs“.

At the same time Maroon 5 were on stage in Japan, US television was all giddy for the “Upfronts” for the incoming season.

Not only The Voice got renewed after merely 3 episodes, it also looks like there will be a whole MORE lot of it starting next Mid-season.

Mid-season means January to March (Zaira, don’t die!): The Voice – with clearly the same judging panel, according to Cee-Lo, and to logic – will be the Monday Show, from 8 to 10.

The Voice’s undeniable success is something huge to face.

Adam found something else in Japan that were not clothes in giant size, or sushi: he bought and send to Los Angeles  a 1947 Harley Davidson Knucklehead.

It has to be restored and the man providing it will be Milo DeCruz.

Kurt Sutter and Hart Hanson will brace until the “resto” won’t be completed.

Adam and Milo are so into this project that they have even set up a BLOG about it.

The Blog is called “222life” (because of 222 being Adam’s lucky number, and the reason is that 222 was the first studio they ever recorded in) and this is it (Adam Levine’s fans will get a glimpse there of his Harley Davidsons, because you can see them also, and the images of the Knucklehead pre-resto as well):

Sara Bareilles also got something for Adam: she told him she would have got a tattoo in honor of him and also that she had something for him as a present from somebody.

A Japanese Sword? Sweet!

And she was really sweet in her tattoo choice too (Adam’s got birds as well over his body, way bigger, but still birds!)

Also Jesse got a new tattoo in Japan (now Land of sushi, swords and tats?)

That day Maroon 5 premiered their video for the Lady Antebellum‘s featured song “Out Of Goodbyes” and once again as it was for “Runaway“, the band is NOT shown in the video at all.

The video is very beautiful and movie-like, and it’s directed by “Vevey Forever”‘s Travis Schneider.

We know some of the fans will be again disappointed for the lack of the band in the video, so we hope to make up for it with two gems from the past:

Adam and Jesse and the Humpty Hump Love Song HILARIOUS VH1 excerpt:

Then the amazing Adam and James (we love Adam’s nerdiest version with the glasses… so miss that!) and the celebration of the 80’s, again on VH1:

Many people who are not first hour Maroon 5 fans have no idea on how crazy and funny the boys are.

But thank God, we are all fans of the first bunch!

Japanese tour had then two consecutive nights at the amazing Budokan venue, a real historical location for concerts, which had James all pumped up.

This is a post gig picture that Jesse shared:

Japan is very much loved by the guys.

Especially these days which are so difficult there.

Adam was crowned (?) Hottest Musical Bachelor by MTV US (he’s clearly hotter than the rest of them combined):

From Hanada, Maroon 5 headed to more Countries in Asia.

It was Taipei and Taiwan’s turn:

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Taipei show was really good.

And it’s a boost when your energies start to fade due to a month and a half of traveling

Then probably the band would be gladder to travel if that would involve to move only over Shinkansen trains?

After Taipei, the band reached one of the most incredible places that exist on the planet: Hong Kong.

Before we get any further, we share this news (it’s not in English, but there is what we found, sorry).

Adam Levine has collaborated on a track off Eve’s incoming new record (that pairs the new song he has landed his voice skills onto, Gym Class Heroes’ Travis McCoy, STEREO HEARTS, which will be launched in a little while, June 14th, and which we have previously mentioned in another post):

This could be named “Adam and Eve”.

Lame?

We agree, excuse us.

Let’s get back onto Shinkansen with the guys now:

If some of you guys were anxious over the forced separation between hot lovers (we must admit they are, no matter how we might be envious of her…) Adam and Anne, the two were often tweeting at the same times while he was on tour.

Skype is the best tool for far away coupled people?

It seems so.

On May 20, Adam shouted his ladylove this:

And just after, Anne revealed what he was talkin about:

The achievement is undeniable: especially if we think Anne was the face of the fragrance also 10 years ago (at the tender age of 15, when she started to model).

She was happy to point out that as well:

She’s a beautiful woman.

And apparently she always was.

Back to Hong Kong and Maroon 5 now?

Back.

Back also onto Shinkansen once more?

Back:

Maroon 5 moved to Manila, and that very first night there, the town felt an earthquake.

Not very promising for resting at night.

To kill the rocking time, it was posted a further Video of The Day:

But the scare didn’t pass so Adam held something he didn’t since last year (and the year before: both times in July), namely a Q&A:

The Q&A is always entertaining.

Not much revealing this time around, but still a fun time.

Adam also let Jimmy Kimmel know he has trained for another Pop A Shot trial.

Hopefully he will have another chance at beating that incredible guy again next season.

The Manila gig was full of material that was found online.

Shots from the press-con, images of the gig, that we won’t post in full, just link.

These posts are long to make, we will hope you guys understand (Zaira you were so right!).

The boys loved the vibe there, and the crowd too, and it wasn’t immediately given as a success because it seems the venue in itself has a difficult layout to arrange to.

Another wonderful interview (with that press-con transcript too) was this one (beautiful photos as well):

After all that Maroon 5 moved to Seoul, in Korea, for their last remaining two shows in Asia, and they also celebrated Matt Flynn’s birthday on the way.

Sweet!

As the end of the Asian Leg of the 2011 tour was finally falling into the radar, Adam exchanged a nice pair of tweets with Co-coach Blake Shelton (they have the best bromance on screen!):

Blake and Adam are also the two featured in the online version of TV guide for past week:

And some more (we all know about these 10 things already…):

As Adam was venturing in Korea (first Seoul, then the last date was in Busan) Anne V was busy shooting first in New York, then in Los Angeles, then moving towards Canary Islands.

Adam’s sweetheart has done a lot lately, and looks like she will do even more in the incoming times:

But we will be back shortly on that (because sometimes Anne’s busy life gets in the way of her lovelife, too.)

Let us share instead this hilarious video of Mickey doing “stuff”.

And then this video of Rebecca and Adam:

About The Voice, read this flattering piece on current Rolling Stone (either on paper or here):

As we said the last date of the Asian leg of the tour happened in Busan, Korea (Adam tried also to play the match-maker from stage to his roommate  Gene Hong, who’s Korean… and it did quite work?).

After that, and not without thanking the fans, the guys flew rapidly to Los Angeles (via Shanghai).

Too bad the end of the Asian tour means no more Video Of The Day features… this is the last one from Adam:

This is a small collage we made with an online resource out of many pictures of the Asian and Australian leg of Maroon 5 2011 tour:

In theory shortly after Maroon 5 and their crew were touching California’s ground Anne should have followed and reached them there, from the wrapping of her Las Palmas shooting trip (she looks really well in bikinis).

She seemed pretty confident about it when she gave out friendly shoutouts to Gisella TellezShawn‘s baby-mama (“P” is Penelope, their daughter whose godfather is actually Adam).

But then she had to bend over, change her plans and commit to her duties (which meant move towards PARIS):

Poor Adam! He had to spend Memorial Day without his lover.

(Poor Anne as well, but we do feel more for him of course).

The last time the two could spend time together was in London after Maroon 5 stop in Istanbul.

That makes more than a month and half parted for them, and so far they’ve never been that long away from one another (last year they spent apart  a month between August and September).

At first Adam seemed to react cool at the news (what can he’d do…) and as he touched down LA, he went out with friends, including actress singer Jena Malone, to the Spare Room at the top of swanky Roosevelt Hotel:

Previously that day he also ventured checking some guitars at Norman’s (n0tice he had an haircut too in the main time between Korea last gig and May 27th):

The day after, Adam could enjoy what he was fearing to being forced to miss (see this post) namely Prince at The Forum.

The night was surely fantastic; Adam adores Minneapolis’ finest funky man, and along with him there was also Mary J. Blige, plus Adam Blackstone and Skylar Grey, and they are all Adam’s pals… some friends were with him, he went of course backstage, and that could have made the perfect time for him, except for one – not small at all – particular:

We were having breakfast all when this appeared on our phones timeline on Sunday (Italy’s time zone made up for us to have breakfast then), and even Zaira had to fangirl over so much cuteness pouring off from Adam’s fingers.

No matter how much she’s upset with him, that shout out he typed to Anne won her back openly.

Also Milo’s note to Anne was clear and sweet (a friend understand a friend’s pain and heartache).

Anne’s answer from Paris was as sweet (almost):

Okay: these two are really sweet as a couple.

We have to admit it (we keep telling ourselves so the feeling of jealousy won’t grow too much. Anne is really apt to be with Adam. We know she is. It’s just hard to fully accept she may carry his babies one day).

Keeping up with the never too bad adagio “only good friends can help you when you miss the one you love”, after checking Prince with friends Adam spent his Sunday night with best pal Jake Gyllenhaal checking out “The Hangover 2“.

The time with his BFF continued all along, because the morning after, the two had brunch together, witnessed among others by and MTV host/personality:

We wonder if Jake was among the pals who later went on celebrating Memorial Day with Adam, taking tans poolside along him.

We haven’t evidences (or we did not find them) but thanks to his good friend and fashionista entusiast Nellie Kim we most definitely know that Adam took a good refreshing swim on his 2011 Memorial Day home:

We can just say:

THANK YOU NELLIE.

And thank you Jesse C. for being such a compassionate man even when everybody else just thinks about having fun.

As Anne V was ready to shoot for something massive incoming next September, Adam tweeted that he was about to fly TO VENICE, Italy.

The day before he was riding his bike wearing… a black and white Hawaiian shirt and no helmet (Adam….)

We agree on everything: he makes anything look cool, but it’s no good to not wear helmets.

Back to the Venice move… The only thing Maroon 5 (because ALL of them, including PJ Morton, are currently flying to Venice) could be up for is The Biennale.

We’ll see?

Anne seemed ready to join her beau (also because the only good timing flights Maroon5 could take were Lax to Paris to Venice… so ?) after 6 weeks of heavy work.

Sure anyway the lovebirds are about to soon spend time together: as they should (oh, lucky Anne V? We think so!).

Memorial Day and the move to Venice Biennale of Maroon 5 covers all that was left about May, beside the last episode of The Voice Battle Rounds that you’ve got up above, so also this post from us sees its final line.

Last bit of news is the NBC is so impressed with the success of The Voice that they have ALREADY decided The Voice (Season 2) is what they will air after the most coveted broadcast in the whole US television: The Superbowl 2012.

We hope it was a good reading, and a good watching.

See you for next update, to catch what Maroon 5 were up to in Italy for as well.

Marghe&Sere.

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