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Maroon 5 to play Tahoe during celebrity golf weekend

Snow hasn't even covered Lake Tahoe's links yet, but its never too early to think about golf and rock 'n' roll. Maroon 5 will perform July 21 during the weekend of the 23rd annual American Century Golf Championship, the booking agency Another Planet announced Thursday.

This is the earliest the celebrity golf tournament musical concert has been booked, according to the director of entertainment for Harveys and Harrah's, John Packer.

"It was difficult because it was so date specific," Packer said. "So for us to have secured a show with one of the hottest bands in the country this far out is pretty close to amazing."

Maroon 5 will be one of approximately 10 shows in the 11th annual Tahoe Summer Outdoor Concert Series at Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys. Pop groups are somewhat of a rarity for the series, although it has featured Fergie, Beyonce and a couple of long-established pop stars, Stevie Nicks and Elton John.

John was the highest paid performer in the history of the series.

Tickets, which go on sale at 10 a.m. Feb. 24, are less expensive than some of the previous shows. They are $59.50, $99.50 and $150.50, and can be purchased at www.APEConcerts.com and www.Ticketmaster.com.

Winners of three Grammy Awards, Maroon 5 has sold 17 million albums. Some of its singles include "Songs About Jane," "It Won't Be Soon Before Long," "Hands All Over," "This Love," "She Will Be Loved," "Harder to Breathe," "Sunday Morning," "Makes Me Wonder," "Misery" and "Moves Like Jagger."

Renowned gospel and pop singer Mavis Staples when she recently appeared at Harrah's, said one of her favorite new singers was the Maroon 5 front man.

"I really love (Maroon 5's) Adam Levine," Staples said with a chuckle. "This guys sings, 'I got to move like Jagger.' I'm crazy about him."

Packer said he expects to announce more summer concerts in February.


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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Jan 19, 2012 05:00PM Published Jan 19, 2012 02:55PM Copyright 2012 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.