Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine on performing at Giza Pyramids in Egypt

The show kicks off the band’s Middle East Tour

Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine says he can't wait for the band's upcoming show in Egypt. Getty Images
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Adam Levine revealed his thoughts about Maroon 5's coming performance at the Giza Pyramids in Egypt on May 3.

The frontman of the hit group appeared on The Ellen Show on Thursday and spoke about how the band is excited to be one of the rare artists chosen to perform at the historical site.

"It's not one of the things that you think of as a musician that is feasible or possible because it seems so out of this world to do it," he said. "It's also rarefied air in that they don't just let anyone do it.”

Levine says he is aware of some of the big groups who performed there in the past, including Pink Floyd in 1973 as well as a 2019 show by the Red Hot Chili Peppers. "This is one of those crazy bucket list things," he said. "It won't feel real until we are actually there.”

The show is the beginning of Maroon 5's Middle East tour, which includes shows at Abu Dhabi's Etihad Arena on May 6 and a Tel Aviv concert in Israel on May 9.

The Grammy award-winning group previously played in Cairo in 2011, when they took to the stage at the Gezira Youth Centre in Zamalek.

Formed in 2002, Maroon 5 have been a mainstay in the charts courtesy of singles such as This Love, Harder to Breathe and Moves Like Jagger, showcasing a hotchpotch of influences ranging from disco and funk to rock.

In a previous interview with The National, Levine said he was surprised at the band's consistent success.

"It has been more peaks than valleys.

“I mean, I was very cocky and I was too confident when I was young that we would be successful, but where we are now is so far beyond what I thought would happen that I am very humbled by that. I am still constantly in shock."

Tickets to Maroon 5's concert in Egypt start from 2,300 Egyptian pounds ($124) from

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