AceShowbiz - Adam Levine is owning up to his unprofessionalism during a recent performance in Chile. Hours after his band was heavily criticized for their lackluster performance at the Vina del Mar festival, the Maroon 5 frontman shouldered all the blame and issued an apology to disappointed fans.
Taking to Instagram Story, the 40-year-old shared his side of the story about what happened at the Thursday, February 27 show. "You know, performing I take seriously, sometimes too seriously," he said, "and to be totally frank there were some things holding me back sonically last night and I let them get to me and it impacted how I was behaving on stage, which was unprofessional and I apologize for that."
In the two-minute-plus video, the husband of model Behati Prinsloo went on to share, "Sometimes when those technical problems take place I zero-in and focus on singing because I feel like that'll be the best way to put this thing out on TV for $60 million people, which is what that show was last night." He added, "I struggled a lot and sometimes it's really hard for me to mask the struggle. I did let you guys down and I apologize."
Admitting that "last night wasn't our best," the "Moves Like Jagger" hitmaker assured that he and his band considered Vina del Mar festival a "prestigious, amazing" event, and was thankful they have been given the chance to participate. He continued to promise fans that they would "completely destroy" their next performance in their South American tour.
Maroon 5 took the stage at the Quinta Vergara stadium on day five of the Vina del Mar festival. Performing to a sold-out crowd, they found themselves under fire for allegedly refusing an introduction and walking away when they were presented with the traditional gaviotas. Levine, in particular, reportedly told the audience who tried to sing along, "Well, if you want to do my job, go ahead." He was also captured on camera backstage, complaining, "That was a TV show! ... That was not a concert."
Many have since expressed their disappointment online. One wrote on Twitter, "Love your music, but your show in Vina del Mar was disrespectful to every fan who paid and waited to see you live." Another stated, "Lousy show. Haven't seen such unprofessionalism in a good while. There are no excuses for doing such a poor job." A third said, "The positive takeaway from the Maroon 5 show is that they reunited the country. Now all of Chile is united in their hatred toward this band. Good."