Maroon 5 will present his third album "Hands All Over" the next Sept. 21 and will preview some of the new tracks during a month-long summer tour that kicks off July 30 in Saratoga, N.Y.
Singer Adam Levine declared that "kind of hearkens back to the spirit behind the first record and is less like the second one -- or is a combination of both, the best elements of both all in one." The key ingredient, he says, was working with producer Mutt Lange (Def Leppard, AC/DC, Shania Twain, Nickelback), who reached out to Levine and company after he heard they'd started writing songs for their next album.
According to the artists the album's first single, "Misery," is "the most Maroon 5-sounding song on the album," but they have some surprises like a country-flavored "Out of Goodbyes," which features a guest appearance by Lady Antebellum, and the '60s pop-flavored "Stutter," which Levine says is "not like anything you've heard from us before."
Maroon 5 spent nearly five months off and on working with Lange in Switzerland, though the group had the bulk of the done by the time it began recording.
The final track list for "Hands All Over" is still being determined, but Levine says fans can expect to hear a generous sampling of the new songs during the tour, with Owl City, VV Brown, Guster, Kris Allen and Ryan Cumming slated as opening acts.