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MANILA, Philippines - The 20-man entourage of pop rock band Maroon 5 arrived at the NAIA terminal 1 on board Korean Airlines flight KE623 from Incheon, Korea at 10:15 p.m. Sunday night.
Led by its 32-year-old front man Adam Levine, the band will be in town for their show “Maroon 5 Live in Manila Overexposed Tour” with special guest The Cab on Tuesday, September 18, 2012, at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Levine, coach at the American talent show The Voice, was mobbed by surprised airports employees who did not know their arrival.
Security was tight as local organizers requested airport authorities to ban the media from covering their arrival. Four airport passes were issued to promoters Mel Tyler, Diego Pineda, road manager Trina Santos, and close-in security Rico Santiago.
They were immediately whisked to the airport's VIP room for immigration and customs processing and to prevent onlookers from gawking.
Aside from tour manager Fred Kharrazi, the other members of the group included vocalist Levine, drummer Matt Flynn, bass playerers Sam Farrar and Michael Madden, guitarist James Valentine, and keyboard player Paul Morton Jr., and the rest of the technical staff.
On September 19, the group will depart for Kuala Lumpur at NAIA terminal 1 at 6:30 p.m. via Malaysian Airlines flight MH803.