Get ready to move like Jagger at Singapore GP


Those of you busy watching the Grammys right now, especially, will care about this news:

Maroon 5 is topping the bill at the Singapore Grand Prix’s concert. Will it be enough to bring Rolling Stone Mick Jagger to the race? Maybe.

Here’s the announcement via the official Formula 1 site:

Multiple Grammy Award winners Maroon 5 are to top the musical bill at the 2012 Formula 1 Singtel Singapore Grand Prix. The US rock band will appear on the Padang stage on Saturday September 22 at the Marina Bay Street Circuit, with admission free to all three-day race ticket holders.

Having sold over 17 million albums worldwide, earned three Grammy Awards and topped the Billboard charts, Maroon 5 have scored numerous hits including ‘She Will Be Loved’, ‘This Love’ and, most recently, ‘Moves Like Jagger’ and ‘Misery’ from their third studio album ‘Hands All Over’.

Magnetic frontman Adam Levine has also chalked up points as a coach on the hit US television series ‘The Voice’, so Formula One fans can look forward to an adrenaline-charged show packed with the five-strong group’s greatest hits.

Singapore organisers will announce additional artistes in the coming months.

This one seems a tad more … what word should I use? Hip? Modern? Of-the-moment? As opposed to the usual F1 acts.

I wonder how important these extracurricular events are for these “newer” races. It never seems like the British Grand Prix or Monza need the added oomph of a big-time concert. But anything that brings out crowds and gets people thinking about F1 is good, right?

What would be especially nice in this instance, and I think of it mainly because the F1 announcement describes Maroon 5 as a “US rock band,” would be if there could be some spill-over in support of the United States Grand Prix. It’s happening this year, too. I worry no one will think to try to leverage this further.

(Do I have to point out that “The Voice” is a competitor for the show that Nicole used to be on? I don’t think it’s a big deal, but I’d hate for y’all to think I don’t realize that.)

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