6:00am PT by Philiana Ng
Maroon 5 to Perform at MTV VMAs
Maroon 5 is taking the MTV Video Music Awards stage for the first time.
The pop-rock band, led by The Voice coach and newlywed Adam Levine, will make its VMA performance debut at this year's awards ceremony on Sunday, Aug. 24, airing at 9 p.m. ET/PT on MTV, from Inglewood, Calif.'s renovated venue The Forum, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
The group, whose forthcoming album V hits storeson Sept. 2, will perform its current single "Maps" from a special outdoor stage.
"We are so excited about our upcoming new album and to be part of the great VMA lineup this year. It is our first time doing the show and we are thrilled to be on it performing our new single," said Levine in a statement.
Maroon 5 won a Moonman in 2004 for best new artist, though the group has been nominated three other times, most recently in 2012 for best pop video ("Payphone").
Levine hasn't been shy about his criticisms over MTV and the VMAs. In August 2011, Levine voiced his frustrations on Twitter over the network's growing slate of original scripted and unscripted programming. "The VMA's. One day a year when MTV pretends to still care about music. I'm drawing a line in the sand. F--- you VMA's," Levine tweeted at the time.
Jesse Ignjatovic, Amy Doyle, Garrett English and Dave Sirulnick are executive producers. Joanna Bomberg, Jen Jones and Lee Lodge are co-executive producers. Hamish Hamilton is director.