Maroon 5 ‘Red Pill Blues’ tour dates open with ‘What Lovers Do’
Arguably, Maroon 5 saves the best for last on its Red Pill Blues concert tour, closing the encore portion of the show with mega hits “She Will Be Loved” and “Sugar.”
But that’s a matter of taste.
The first song fans are likely to hear when the pop band hits PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh on Sept. 29 is “What Lovers Do,” the first single from the 2017 album that gives the tour its name. That’s the opener from a typical set list, compiled by setlist.fm from 22 tour dates.
The tour takes its name from the “Matrix” films, in which a red pill signifies knowledge, freedom and truth, while the blue pill promises security and happiness through blissful ignorance.
Recently announced as the 2019 Super Bowl halftime performers, Maroon 5 last played Pittsburgh on its 2015 World Tour when the arena was called Consol Energy Center.
Tickets for the upcoming Pittsburgh date, starting at $66.25, are available at ticketmaster.com.
And here’s the full set list:
1. What Lovers Do
3. This Love
5. Sunday Morning
7. One More Night
10. Harder to Breathe
11. Don’t Wanna Know
12. Love Somebody
14. Makes Me Wonder
15. Rock With You (Michael Jackson cover)
16. Moves Like Jagger
1. Forever Young (Alphaville cover)
2. Girls Like You
3. Lost Stars (Adam Levine song)
4. She Will Be Loved
Shirley McMarlin is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach her at 724-836-5750, [email protected] or via Twitter @shirley_trib.