Maroon 5, a West Coast favorite in China, takes the stage next Saturday.
The multi-platinum selling, five-piece band is also visiting China for the first time. Next Saturday, they will perform at the Shanghai International Gymnastic Center.
Compared with Incubus, the multi-Grammy-winning band is more popular among Chinese fans. Emma Entertainment, the organizer, says that more than 60 percent of the tickets have been sold.
Maroon 5 consists of Adam Levine (vocals, guitar), James Valentine (guitar), Jesse Carmichael (keyboard), Mickey Madden (bass) and Matt Flynn (drums). Released in 2002, their debut album "Songs about Jane" is certified quadruple platinum in the United States.
It has sold more than 10 million units worldwide for its funky rhythms, classic soul melodies cohabiting with searing guitars and a powerful rock bottom end. The band won the 2005 Grammy Award for Best New Artist.
Maroon 5 toured extensively from 2003 to 2005 and released a live album, "Live - Friday the 13th." A live recording of their international hit single "This Love" from the album won another Grammy for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal in 2006.
Five years after "Song About Jane," Maroon 5 released their second studio album "It Won't Be Soon Before Long." It debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard with first week US sales of 430,000.
The band won another Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with vocal this year for the song "Makes Me Wonder" from the album.
Date: March 22, 7:30pm
Venue: Shanghai International Gymnastic Center, 777 Wuyi Rd
Tickets: 300-1,000 yuan