Ernie Ball Music Man artists, James Valentine and Adam Levine, along with the rest of the critically-acclaimed band, Maroon 5, released Red Pill Blues today, the band’s sixth studio album. The 10-track album features already released collaborations with SZA (“What Lovers Do“), A$AP Rocky (“Whiskey“) and Julia Michaels (“Help Me Out“). The band previously shared the Snapchat-themed album artwork on its own account, while frontman Levine promoted it on his account, too — hinting that the cover is simply just a sign of the times.

“We all use Snapchat, and the Filters have become a huge part of the culture,” Levine told Billboard. “We thought it would be funny to take some more straight-ahead band photos and sprinkle in a little fun.”

Get it now here or stream it on Spotify and watch a recent performance of “What Lovers Do” from The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon below.

Album Art

Instruments

As we’ve previously reported, both Adam and James can be seen playing their Ernie Ball Music Man guitars on stage when out on tour. Adam has been playing custom colored Ernie Ball Music Man Axis guitars. James is of course sporting his signature Valentine model, which was awarded “Best in Show” when is debuted at NAMM in 2016.

Track List

1. “Best 4 U”
2. “What Lovers Do” feat. SZA
3. “Wait”
4. “Lips on You”
5. “Bet My Heart”
6. “Help Me Out” with Julia Michaels
7. “Who I Am” feat. LunchMoney Lewis
8. “Whiskey” feat. A$AP Rocky
9. “Girls Like You”
10. “Closure”

“Red Pill Blues” Tour Dates

To support the album release, the band will be back out on tour beginning December 30th. Check out the dates below and visit their website to get more info on tickets.

DEC 30-31, 2017
MANDALAY BAY EVENTS CENTER
LAS VEGAS, NV
MAR 03, 2018
EXPLANADA CARDALES DE CAYALA
GUATEMALA CITY, GUATEMALA
MAY 30, 2018
TACOMA DOME
TACOMA, WA
JUN 01, 2018
ORACLE ARENA
OAKLAND, CA
JUN 02, 2018
GOLDEN 1 CENTER
SACRAMENTO, CA
JUN 04, 2018
THE FORUM
INGLEWOOD, CA
JUN 07, 2018
TALKING STICK RESORT ARENA
PHOENIX, AZ
JUN 09, 2018
AMERICAN AIRLINES ARENA
DALLAS, TX
JUN 10, 2018
TOYOTA CENTER
HOUSTON, TX
JUN 12, 2018
AT&T CENTER
SAN ANTONIO, TX
JUN 14, 2018
SMOOTHIE KING CENTER
NEW ORLEANS, LA
JUN 16, 2018
AMALIE ARENA
TAMPA, FL
JUN 17, 2018
BB&T CENTER
SUNRISE, FL
SEP 07, 2018
VIVINT SMART HOME ARENA
SALT LAKE CITY, UT
SEP 09, 2018
PEPSI CENTER ARENA
DENVER, CO
SEP 11, 2018
SPRINT CENTER
KANSAS CITY, MO
SEP 13, 2018
SCOTTRADE CENTER
ST LOUIS, MO
SEP 14, 2018
UNITED CENTER
CHICAGO, IL
SEP 16, 2018
WISCONSIN ENTERTAINMENT AND SPORTS CENTER
MILWAUKEE, WI
SEP 18, 2018
XCEL ENERGY CENTER
SAINT PAUL, MN
SEP 20, 2018
BANKER’S LIFE FIELDHOUSE ARENA
INDIANAPOLIS, IN
SEP 22, 2018
KFC YUM! CENTER
LOUISVILLE, KY
SEP 23, 2018
BRIDGESTONE ARENA
NASHVILLE, TN
SEP 25, 2018
NATIONWIDE ARENA
COLUMBUS, OH
SEP 27, 2018
AIR CANADA CENTRE
TORONTO, CANADA
SEP 29, 2018
PPG PAINTS ARENA
PITTSBURGH, PA
SEP 30, 2018
LITTLE CAESAR’S ARENA
DETROIT, MI
OCT 02, 2018
CAPITAL ONE ARENA
WASHINGTON, DC
OCT 04, 2018
SPECTRUM CENTER
CHARLOTTE, NC
OCT 06, 2018
PRUDENTIAL CENTER
NEWARK, NJ
OCT 07, 2018
TD GARDEN
BOSTON, MA
OCT 10, 2018
XL CENTER
HARTFORD, CT
OCT 12, 2018
WELLS FARGO CENTER
PHILADELPHIA, PA
OCT 14-15, 2018
MADISON SQUARE GARDEN
NEW YORK, NY

Bonus Material

Watch James Valentine discuss the creation of his signature Ernie Ball Music Man model below and check out our round-up of fan-sightings of the model here.

 

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