Dave Stewart

Maroon 5 pops back in

Maroon 5 pops back in

Few bands over the past dozen years have been as reliable a hit-making machine as Maroon 5, which performs - no fooling! - Wednesday, April 1, at San Diego State University's Viejas Arena. This will be the Los Angeles pop-rock band's first area appearance since its 2013 show here at Sleep Train Amphitheatre with Kelly Clarkson.

High "V"!

The tour is in support of Maroon 5's fifth and newest album, 2014's "V." Rather than offer surprises or sudden stylistic shifts, "V" further refines the band's winning formula for creating the musical equivalent of comfort food. That formula, while often dismissed by critics as innocuous or...