Maroon 5 Hit the Studio in Switzerland: Exclusive Video

October 23, 2009 4:08 PM ET

To record the follow-up to 2007's It Won't Be Soon Before Long, Maroon 5 escaped the excesses of Los Angeles and decamped to the Switzerland studio of Robert "Mutt" Lange, who is producing band's 2010 album. "It's truly incredible, and it's so different because we've had only work to focus on," frontman Adam Levine tells Rolling Stone. (Click up top to watch our exclusive footage of the band recording and lounging).

Maroon 5 onstage and off: photos of Adam Levine and Co.

Rolling Stone checked in with Levine this summer, when he assured fans that while the album hadn't "necessarily taken shape yet," it would unmistakably sound like a Maroon 5 record. "It's what it is," Levine told RS. "It's us, just newer, better, fitter, happier, stronger. It's going to be good."

Maroon 5 will return from the land of neutrality, chocolate and cuckoo clocks in the coming weeks to embark on a tour of college campuses throughout the States. Will Maroon 5 use the trek to road test some new material? We'll find out November 2nd in Murray, Kentucky. Until then, check out the tour dates below:

Maroon 5

Nov. 2 - Murray, KY @ Regional Events Center
Nov. 3 - Louisville, KY @ Knights Hall
Nov. 6 - Rochester, NY @ Gordon Fieldhouse
Nov. 8 - Ithaca, NY @ Barton Hall
Nov. 10 - Blacksburg, VA @ Burruss Auditorium
Nov. 12 - Fairfield, CT @ William Pitt Center
Nov. 14 - Lewisburg, PA @ Sojka Pavilion
Nov. 16 - Newark, DE @ Bob Carpenter Center
Nov. 18 - Peoria, IL @ Peoria Civic Center
Nov. 21 - San Angelo, TX @ Junell Center/Stephens
Nov. 22 - Wichita, KS @ Charles Koch Arena

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