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Tuesday 2 June 2015

Adam: John Mayer made us famous

Adam Levine
Adam Levine

Adam Levine says Maroon 5 owes their success to John Mayer.

According to Adam, everything changed for the band after they opened for John one night. The 34-year-old musician will never forget what he owes the singer.

"Every artist, every band, when they're in the process of becoming hopefully very successful, there's always that moment," he said in a video obtained by Entertainment Weekly. "We opened for John Mayer once and it was a huge break for us so I'll always be grateful to him for that. I remember we played in front of our first arena crowd which was like 10,000 people and I remember being up there and being totally lit up by the whole thing, and I was just like this is it, I want more."

Adam also recalls how nervous he was when starting out in music, and how he hoped audiences wouldn’t throw bottles and rocks at the band. Luckily for Adam, audiences always seemed to appreciate Maroon 5’s music and he soon realised there was nothing to be afraid of.

“I was afraid because I didn’t know what they were going to do,” Adam says of playing in front of people for the first time. “We get out there and we play our first song… and the first song ended and it was so scary because it was silence for what felt like an eternity – it was two seconds. Then a few guys clapped, you know, a few like bikers in the front row, then a few more clapped… and I thought thank God. We had them.”

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