The New York City subway stations and their platforms can and should be considered the worst place on the entire east coast. There’s no shortage of stench, rats, reckless youths and don’t even get us started on “Show Time” (Google it). There is at least, in most subway locations throughout the city, incredibly unique music being played by artists ranging from your common busker to Lincoln Center performers, just looking to get some extra practice.
On Tuesday (Nov. 21(, Maroon 5’s Adam Levine and James Valentine teamed up with notorious costume performer Jimmy Fallon, to dress is disguise and play some music on the 50th St. subway station platform. As seen in the "Tonight Show" video clip above, the three men do their best costume impersonation of an 18th century Irish jug band while covering Queen’s “Crazy Little Thing Called Love.” Their disguises clearly didn’t work as well as they would’ve hoped, as those passing by were quick to surround the trio with phones in hands.
Fallon then goes on to remove his convincing beard and hat along with the others, who would go on to perform their own original Maroon 5 material for a filled platform singalong of their 2014 hit, “Sugar.”
New York City commuters who routinely visit the 50th St. subway stop are no strangers to Fallon’s pop-up performance antics. The late night host has helped deliver disguise performances with Miley Cyrus, U2 and numerous others in the past.
Maroon 5 could have considered their underground gig as a warm-up for their two New Years Eve shows in Las Vegas next month, with a pair of scheduled concerts at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on Dec. 30 and 31.