Co-headliners and lead singers Patrick Monahan of Train and Adam Levine of Maroon 5 performed their many hits Thursday night before a sold out, enthusiastic crowd in Alpharetta at the Verizon Amphitheatre at Encore Park. Singer-songwriter Matt Nathanson opened the show.
Three-time Grammy Award winner Train formed in San Francisco in 1994. The platinum selling band currently comprises a core trio of Patrick Monahan (vocals), Jimmy Stafford (guitar, vocals) and Scott Underwood (drums, percussion).
Maroon 5 blends pop, funk and alternative rock and has sold nearly fifteen million albums worldwide. In 1994 in Los Angeles, high school friends lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Adam Levine, keyboardist Jesse Carmichael, bassist Mickey Madden, and drummer Ryan Dusick formed a garage band called Kara’s Flowers and released one album in 1997. After a brief period they re-formed with guitarist James Valentine, and pursued a new direction as Maroon 5. The following year they released their debut album Songs About Jane, which contained four hit singles: “Harder to Breathe”, “This Love”, “She Will Be Loved” and “Sunday Morning”; it also enjoyed major chart success, going gold, platinum, and triple platinum in many countries around the world. Maroon 5 has garnered eight Grammy Awards. Christina Aguilera is featured on Maroon 5’s new single “Moves Like Jagger”.
AJC photographer Robb Cohen covered the event with his camera. Check out the 18-photo gallery from the show. What did you think of the concert? Which band stole the show?