01 March 2020
After giving a “lacklustre” performance at the Viña del Mar International Song Festival in Chile, Adam Levine made a public apology on behalf of the Maroon 5 band to the fans who attended the festival.
On his Instagram story Levine shared an explanation for his performance stating, “to be totally frank there were some things holding me back last night and I let them get to me…”
“It impacted how I was behaving onstage, which is unprofessional and I apologize for that.”
“I struggled a lot and sometimes it’s really hard for me to mask the struggle and for that I did let you guys down and I apologize.”
“We absolutely adore our Chilean fans, we absolutely love coming here. Last night, it wasn’t our best and for that all I can say is that I’m really sorry.”
In response to how the event panned out the bands representatives refused to accept the notion that the blame should be placed entirely on Maroon 5.
According to Maroon 5’s representatives the Viña del Mar International Song Festival organisers were at fault as well and the band did very little wrong.
Chilevisión Noticias reported that Maroon 5 was 30 minutes late for its set. However, the band’s representatives have stated that the performance began at the designated time, lasting the agreed upon 70 minutes and if the there was anyone to blame it would be the event organisers due to the multiple technical difficulties that occurred.
The most notable technical difficulty affected Adam Levine ears, making it difficult for him to perform at his usual best.