New York, NY & Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 22, 2010
Three-time GRAMMY Award-winning A&M/Octone Records group Maroon 5 is gearing up for another round of worldwide musical domination, kicking off with the launch of the band’s upcoming A.P.E. Radio station, Maroon 5 Radio. On July 27th, the station will hit the digital airwaves at 9 pm EDT, with a live concert broadcast. “Fuse Presents: Maroon 5 Live from the Beacon Theatre” presented by Coca-Cola will also air live in HD on the Fuse television network. iheartradio’s A.P.E. channel, Maroon 5 Radio, is the exclusive online broadcast partner.
Maroon 5’s Adam Levine said, “Our fans have always been there for us. And, our new station Maroon 5 Radio is a new way for us to let them inside our world. We’re starting the station off with a concert, for a great cause (The Garden of Dreams Foundation), which we just can’t wait to play, and invite anyone outside NYC to join us in their homes on Fuse, as well as the iheartradio platforms.”
The launch of Maroon 5 Radio is timed to support the band’s North American summer tour and the forthcoming release of Hands All Over, Maroon 5’s long awaited third studio album. Throughout its limited-time run, the band’s A.P.E. station will broadcast a wealth of exciting content including selected playlists of some of the band's favorite songs, from classic tracks by Al Green, George Harrison, Frank Sinatra, Herbie Hancock, Stevie Wonder and The Police to modern tunes by Alicia Keys, Björk, Queens of the Stone Age, N.E.R.D., Outkast, Radiohead and many more. Stories told by the band members will punctuate the programming. Fans are encouraged to participate by emailing their suggestions to maroon5(at)aperadio(dot)com.
Maroon 5’s highly anticipated third studio album, Hands All Over, is scheduled for release on Tuesday, September 21st from A&M/Octone. Produced by rock studio legend Robert John "Mutt" Lange, well-known for his work with AC/DC, Def Leppard, The Cars and more, the album is a hybrid of rock, pop, funk and R&B. The album’s first single “Misery” was released on June 22nd and proclaimed by Billboard Magazine as "sure to be one of this summer's radio staples." The track debuted in the Top 40 and is currently the greatest gainer in Hot AC, marking the band’s fastest ascent to the top of the charts. On Friday, July 30th, Maroon 5 will begin their world tour, encompassing nearly 30 U.S. dates by summer’s end. The shows will feature special guests including Guster, Owl City, Kris Allen, One Republic, Ry Cuming, VV Brown, and Bruno Mars – all varying by dates.
Since debuting in 2002, Maroon 5 has sold over 10 million albums in the United States and nearly 15 million worldwide. The four original members of Maroon 5 played together in a band called Kara's Flowers, which was active from 1994 to 2001. In 2002, the band members reformed as Maroon 5 and released their debut album Songs About Jane, which topped Billboard charts in the US in 2004 and went on to earn two GRAMMY awards, two MTV Awards as well as a Billboard, World Music and Teen Choice Award. It Won't Be Soon Before Long was Maroon 5's second studio album, released in 2007. The album debuted at number one on the U.S. Billboard 200, selling over 400 thousand copies in its first week. In addition to massive public acclaim, It Won't Be Soon Before Long also reaped multiple GRAMMY Awards.
Maroon 5’s station will be distributed across Clear Channel Radio's "iheartradio" network, which includes hundreds of local radio websites; the popular iheartradio mobile app, which has been downloaded by 8 million people; widgets; and http://www.Maroon5.com.
About A.P.E. Radio:
Maroon 5 Radio strengthens an already diverse A.P.E. station roster including "Radio Weezer," "Christina Aguilera Radio," and "Eagles Radio Hosted by Joe Walsh." Recently, the "Christina Aguilera Radio" digital preview generated more than 350,000 fan interactions, including page-views and plays from the Christina Aguilera radio widget as well as mobile interactions and on demand plays from her album stream, exclusive interview footage and music videos. Her “Not Myself tonight” debut reaped over two million impressions on her homepage alone and the #1 online station across the entire Clear Channel network that day, with 500,000 individual launches of the station.