Adam Levine’s Maroon 5 May Find it Harder to Breathe After Announcing Mid-Controversy Residency in Vegas
It seems like a pretty bold move, but Maroon 5 has announced a Las Vegas residency right in the middle
It seems like a pretty bold move, but Maroon 5 has announced a Las Vegas residency right in the middle of a wash of controversy with lead singer Adam Levine.
Levine is in hot water after being exposed for some pretty inappropriate behavior with Instagram models and what may have been a year-long affair – while he was married to Victoria Secret model Behati Prinsloo, and working hard to make 3 babies with her.
It all broke last week and Levine instantly became one of the world's most disliked men, with the internet making jokes about him that ranged from comparing him to a Chipotle wrapper to mocking the texts that were exposed – and now, they're headed to Vegas.
But it seems unlikely that what happens there will stay there, with all eyes on Levine.
See: Adam Levine Denies Affair with Instagram Model, but Sumner Stroh Brought Receipts
Maroon 5 Announces Residency at Park MGM
Maroon 5 is packing up and heading to Vegas for a show that kicks off March 24, 2023.
Dates of the shows are as follows:
- March 2023: 24, 25, 29 & 31
- April 2023: 1, 5, 7 & 8
- July 2023: 28 & 29
- August 2023: 2, 4, 5, 9, 11 & 12.
Live Nation's announcement reads, "Maroon 5 stands out as not only one of pop music’s most enduring artists, but also one of the 21st century’s biggest acts. Since they released their debut album, Songs About Jane, to date, the universally renowned Los Angeles band have achieved three GRAMMY® Awards and sold over 90 million in album sales and 550 million singles worldwide. Maroon 5 currently has the most Billion plus streamed songs by a group on Spotify, with seven, and have achieved three Diamond RIAA Certified records. They have sold over 7,500,000 tickets worldwide and next up, the band will close out their massive 2022 World Tour in Asia, notably selling out all three of their Dome Tour dates in Japan, totaling 120,000 tickets sold."
Tickets will go on sale online here starting October 3 at 10 AM PT with presales kicking off this weekend.
But the big question is: who will attend?
Sumner Stroh Opens the Floodgates
embarrassed I was involved w a man with this utter lack of remorse and respect. #greenscreen
It's not that Maroon 5 is unpopular, they're not. But Levine's behavior has brought no small amount of criticism to the front man and he's now everyone's persona non grata and favorite celebrity to hate.
It all started last week when an Instagram model named Sumner Stroh came forward on TikTok to reveal that she and Levine allegedly had a year-long affair.
It may have just stayed a secret if it wasn't for the fact that, months after the relationship fizzled out and ended, Levine reached out to Stroh. He and wife Prinsloo are expecting baby #3, and he wanted to know if Stroh would be fine with him using her name if he and the wifey have a son.
You know – naming your child after the ex-mistress, as one does.
But Stroh brought receipts, sharing screenshots of the messages, which were (quite frankly) a little bizarre. Levine assured her that he was "dead serious" in his request.
Public opinion was slowly starting to turn against Stroh after Levine denied the affair and promise to focus on his wife, but then several more Instagram models came forward with screenshots of messages that showed he was behaving inappropriately (for a married man) and making sexual comments and suggestions to them.
One such screenshot has turned into a popular social media meme, where Levine is seen reacting to an image of the model herself with the comments, "Holy f–k. Holy f–king f–k. That body of yours is absurd."
When you have a Victoria Secret model wife at home that looks like Prinsloo, it seems like a doubly rude and gross comment to make to someone not your wife.
Since then, people have been mocking Levine online; coming after his looks, his singing voice, and the bizarre way he flirted online (like a robot with a crush). So will people show up in droves to the Maroon 5 concert? Who knows, after all; controversy breeds interest.