Maroon 5 Sales Soar 488% After Refusing to 'Take A Knee' At Super Bowl Show
Billboard reports massive spike in sales as band avoids 'Anti Trump' Rhetoric
Pop rock band Maroon 5's performance at the Super Bowl last week saw the band avoid 'getting political' by refusing to 'take a knee' in support of Kaepernick.
But despite the band performance receiving a considerable number of dislikes, it seems their 'real fans' rewarded them by buying their records.
The band's songs sales increased by 488%, Billboard reported.
It seems that avoiding 'Anti Trump' Rhetoric does pay.
The increase in sales is even "more pronounced" for the six songs the group played on stage, according to Billboard.
The songs included:
"Harder to Breathe"
"Girls Like You"
"She Will Be Loved"
"Moves Like Jagger"
All of which have reportedly jumped in 587 percent.
But some fans dubbed the show as "the worst in the event's history."
Maroon 5’s frontman Adam Levine responded:
"When we accepted the responsibility to perform at the SBHTS, I took out my pen and just wrote."
"Some of the words that came to me in that moment eventually made their way onto the incredible lanterns that flew high and low tonight."
"We thank the universe for this historic opportunity to play on the world's biggest stage. We thank our fans for making our dreams possible. And we thank our critics for always pushing us to do better", he wrote in his Instagram account.
Last week, British co-lead vocalist of Pink Floyd, Roger Waters, has called on his "colleagues" performing at the Super Bowl half time show this weekend to "take a knee" as part of an anti-Trump protest.
Headlining the half-time show is Maroon 5, who has come under immense pressure to either cancel their performance or kneel in protest during their appearance.
Maroon 5’s frontman Adam Levine is a long-time fan of Waters and Pink Floyd, once writing:
“Listening to Pink Floyd instantly makes me feel like an insecure teenager who no one understands...all over again...”Waters released a statement on Facebook in which he urged Levine's Maroon 5, along with support acts Travis Scott and Big Boi, to take a knee during their Super Bowl halftime performance to show support for Kaepernick.