The last time Maroon 5 released a live album was 13 long years ago, which is why the band’s guitarist, James Valentine, thinks doing another one might be a good idea.
Speaking to Billboard, James says even though the band’s most recent hits have been “more electronic,” they don’t stay that way when they’re performed live.
“At the end of the day we’re a rock band, so we get in a room and figure out how to take some of the electronic elements and flesh ’em out with real instruments,” he explains.
“I think that’s what makes it unique and what people really enjoy about the live experience,” James tells Billboard, adding, “We craft those records for the radio, but live we want to give it a different experience.”
When Billboard points out that documenting that live experience might be a good idea, James agrees.
“We’ve talked about it,” he says. “The last one was while we were still touring [our debut album] Songs About Jane, so there might be something in the works. It’s definitely probably time for that.”
While the Maroon 5 tour has been on a break while Adam Levine taped the Blind Auditions phase of the new season of The Voice, it’ll resume next week and continue through October, when it finishes up at New York’s Madison Square Garden.
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