Maroon 5 Forced To Pull Out Of U.K. And Ireland Shows
The band have moved their June/July gigs to January 2014 instead
Maroon 5 were due to undertake a stadium tour of the United Kingdom and Ireland, before embarking on a tour-date tour of mainland Europe, over the course of June and July; however the band have recently announced that they have been forced to pull out of the scheduled performances. In a statement on their website, the band cite 'scheduling conflicts' for the rescheduling.
The band were due to perform six dates over the course of June, before heading to Paris and then Amsterdam on July 2 and 3 respectively for a mini-European tour. All eight dates have now been rescheduled to take place in January 2014, with the band telling fans via their official website that any purchased ticket will be valid for the new shows. The group also mentioned that should they prefer to receive a refund instead, they need to return their tickets by no later than June 30.
Frontman Levine has issued an apology to fans
In a statement released on the Maroon 5 website, the band take the blame for their sudden cancelation of the June/July gigs, with frontman Adam Levine offering an apology to fans on behalf of the rest of the group. Levine included a message to fans with the website's statement, saying; "We are truly sorry for any inconvenience we have caused our European fans. When we come over in January we will put on a show to remember."
The band will stick to the same route as had initially been planned, beginning at Birmingham's LG Arena and ending in Dublin's O2 Arena. One other detail other than the dates that has changed is the where the Glasgow show will be played; with the band moving their show to The Hydro Arena, which opens in September 2013 and was purpose-built for the 2014 Commonwealth Games, rather than the Braehead Arena.
The full list of revised shows are as followed:
8 January 2014 - Birmingham England LG Arena
10 - 11 Jan - London The O2 Arena
13 Jan - Manchester Manchester Arena
14 Jan - Glasgow Hydro Arena
19 Jan - Paris Bercy Arena
20 Jan - Amsterdam Ziggo Dome
The group blamed the sudden change of heart on 'unforseen scheduling conflicts'