Adam Levine relieved halftime show stress is behind Maroon 5


A noticeably relaxed Adam Levine took the stage with Maroon 5 for a pre-Immense Bowl match in Miami


KELLI KENNEDY Associated Press

February 2, 2020, 6: 40 AM

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MIAMI — A noticeably relaxed Adam Levine took the stage with Maroon 5 for a pre-Immense Bowl match in Miami on Saturday, telling the crowd he was relieved the pressures of the halftime show own been on the lend a hand of the band.

“I’m correct overjoyed we are succesful of form of kick lend a hand and loiter around down the freeway and own stress-free, but quiet be significantly far off from the madness,” stated Levine, whose band headlined closing year’s Immense Bowl halftime show in Atlanta.

The frontman requested the crowd which team they thought would grab on Sunday but shrugged off answering his dangle quiz, announcing he didn’t own a necessity between the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers. Drummer Matt Flynn, nevertheless, wore the jersey of San Francisco’s George Kittle.

“Now that (expletive) is over. Now we’re free and we are succesful of own a merely time,” Levine stated.

He clearly relished the no-stress vibe, announcing, “It be sit down again,” when he forgot a cue to make a decision his guitar in some unspecified time in the future of “Sugar,” even after admitting his mistake.

Dan Shay, original off a Grammy grab for “Speechless,” opened the show. Demi Lovato bowled over the crowd, joining the nation duo on the ballad.

Maroon 5 rocked via a sequence of hits in some unspecified time in the future of a excessive-vitality, 90-minute location, including “Payphone,” “This Be pleased,” “Moves Love Jagger” and “Animal,” which he performed with a pink Howdy Kitty guitar.

Initially of the show on the Miami Warmth’s dwelling arena, Levine performed Kobe Bryant’s Los Angeles Lakers jersey. He later opened the encore location with an emotional rendition of “Recollections,” which he dedicated to Bryant, who was amongst nine folks killed in a helicopter fracture Jan. 26.

This year’s pre-Immense Bowl occasions own been suffused with peril and tributes to the basketball mountainous within the aftermath of the fracture, including in some unspecified time in the future of the Immense Bowl media night Jan. 27 and previous teammate Shaquille O’Neal’s carnival-themed match Friday.

“I don’t know if I’ll function it via this one with my feelings intact. Must you would possibly per chance allege with us it would possibly per chance well function a gargantuan,” Levine stated, sooner than stopping because the crowd erupted into chants of “Kobe.”

Levine clutched his microphone and hung his head low, announcing one of his goals this year was to “admire more and live more” and keen the viewers to enact the identical.

The rocker wore a Guns N’ Roses muscle tank for a lot of the show, which was section of the Bud Light Immense Bowl Tune Fest. Gun N’ Roses headlined a efficiency also on the American Airways Arena the night sooner than. The sequence opened Thursday, in some unspecified time in the future of which Miami’s dangle DJ Khaled brought out several surprise company including Rick Ross, 2 Chain and Migos. Meek Mill and DaBaby opened that show.

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