Concert recap: Maroon 5 combines classic hits, new songs in PH show

Shiela Reyes, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Mar 06 2019 11:34 AM | Updated as of Mar 06 2019 11:46 AM

MANILA -- There was no shortage of familiar songs during Maroon 5’s concert at the Mall of Asia Arena on Tuesday.

Not their first time in the country, the Adam Levine-led American pop rock band brought its Red Pill Blues Tour to Manila.

They showcased a combination of their classic hits and their new songs that easily became fan favorites after they released their sixth studio album "Red Pill Blues."


With blinding yet spectacular lights all over the stage, the show began past 9 p.m. with Levine performing “What Lovers Do” for the opening.

Levine was welcomed with deafening cheers from the audience, who instantly got up on their feet to dance and sing through the song.

The Maroon 5 frontman made sure he connected with everyone watching live by running back and forth at the stage, singing to audience at different sections.

As if the party mood wasn’t through the roof yet, the arena erupted when Levine sang “Payphone,” a familiar song to many.


More of Maroon 5 classics followed including “This Love,” “Misery,” “Sunday Morning,” “Animals,” “One More Night,” “Maps” and “Moves Like Jagger” to name a few.

The audience was also thrilled to see the band perform “Cold,” “Don’t Wanna Know,” and “Wait” which are all from their latest album.

At one point, Levine just let the audience sing their songs with him joining along in the background.

But some of the concert’s highlights happened during their encore performances where they played “Lost Stars,” “She Will Be Loved” and “Girls Like You.”

Giving everyone a rush, Maroon 5 ended the show with “Sugar.”


Manila was part of the band’s trek around Asia, that also include stops in Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, China, Singapore, and Thailand.