Start your engines - this year's highly anticipated Honda Civic Tour will kick off tomorrow when headliner Maroon 5 takes the stage alongside special guest Kelly Clarkson in St. Louis. The series of shows marks the best selling trek in the tour's 12-year history and Maroon 5's most successful series of US dates ever. In addition to Kelly Clarkson, the band will be joined by PJ Morton, Rozzi Crane and Tony Lucca on select dates (full tour routing below). The Honda Civic Tour, promoted by Live Nation, will make 33 stops across the United States.
Adam Levine says "We had such a great time touring the U.S. earlier this year and are really looking forward to getting back on the road with the Honda Civic Tour. We've been rehearsing these past couple of days and we can't wait to spend the rest of the summer with our fans."
Continuing a Honda Civic Tour tradition, Honda will present fans with an opportunity to check out a 2013 Honda Civic Si and a CBR250R motorcycle that have been customized and autographed by Maroon 5. The vehicles will be on display at each tour stop, where fans can also register onsite for their chance to win a custom vehicle or a front row flyaway trip to two of the final tour dates. For complete rules and to enter online, please visit Honda.us/M5Civic.
Several shows on the Honda Civic Tour are sold out but there are still tickets available for a select number of dates. Fans can check for ticket availability by visiting www.ticketmaster.com.
* = Sold Out Show
|August 1*||St. Louis, MO||Verizon Wireless Amphitheater St. Louis||(Rozzi Crane to open)|
|August 3 *||Indianapolis, IN||Klipsch Music Center||
(Rozzi Crane to open)
|August 4||Cincinnati, OH||Riverbend Music Center||(Rozzi Crane to open)|
|August 6||Pittsburgh, PA||First Niagara Pavilion||(Rozzi Crane to open)|
|August 7||Camden, NJ||Susquehanna Bank Center||(Rozzi Crane to open)|
|August 9*||Mansfield, MA||Comcast Center||(Rozzi Crane to open)|
|August 10*||Holmdel, NJ||PNC Bank Arts Center||(Rozzi Crane to open)|
|August 11*||Wantagh, NY||Nikon at Jones Beach Theater||(Rozzi Crane to open)|
|August 25||Chicago, IL||First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre||(Rozzi Crane to open)|
|August 26||Cleveland, OH||Blossom Music Center||(Rozzi Crane to open)|
|August 28*||Detroit, MI||DTE Energy Music Theatre||(Rozzi Crane to open)|
|August 31||Hartford, CT||Comcast Theatre||(Rozzi Crane to open)|
|September 1||Scranton, PA||Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain||(Rozzi Crane to open)|
|September 4||Darien, NY||Darien Lake Performing Arts Center||(Tony Lucca to open)|
|September 5||Saratoga Springs, NY||Saratoga Performing Arts Center||(Tony Lucca to open)|
|September 7||Bristow, VA||Jiffy Lube Live||(Tony Lucca to open)|
Virginia Beach, VA
|Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach||(Tony Lucca to open)|
|September 10||Raleigh, NC||Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek||(Tony Lucca to open)|
|September 11||Charlotte, NC||Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Charlotte||(Tony Lucca to open)|
|September 13||Tampa, FL||Live Nation Amphitheater||(PJ Morton to open)|
|September 14||West Palm Beach, FL||Cruzan Amphitheatre||(PJ Morton to open)|
|September 16||Atlanta, GA||Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood||(PJ Morton to open)|
|September 18*||Austin, TX||Austin360 Amphitheater||(PJ Morton to open)|
|September 19*||Houston, TX||The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion||(PJ Morton to open)|
|September 22||Dallas, TX||GEXA Energy Pavilion||(PJ Morton to open)|
|September 24*||Denver, CO||Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre||(Rozzi Crane to open)|
|September 27||Portland, OR||Sleep Country Amphitheater||(Rozzi Crane to open)|
|September 28||George, WA||Gorge Amphitheatre||(Rozzi Crane to open)|
|October 1||Marysville, CA||Sleep Train Amphitheatre||(Rozzi Crane to open)|
|October 2||Mountain View, CA||Shoreline Amphitheatre||(Rozzi Crane to open)|
|October 4*||Irvine, CA||Verizon Wireless Amphitheater||(Rozzi Crane to open)|
|October 5*||San Diego, CA||Cricket Wireless Amphitheater||(Rozzi Crane to open)|
|October 6*||Los Angeles, CA||Hollywood Bowl||(Rozzi Crane to open)|
About Maroon 5
Capturing their first of three Grammy Awards as "Best New Artist" of 2005 and going on to sell more than 17 million albums worldwide, Maroon 5's releases have gone gold and platinum in over 35 countries. The band won over fans and critics alike with the hybrid rock/R&B sound they introduced on their debut album, Songs About Jane and their double platinum album, It Won't be Soon Before Long, which included hits like "Makes Me Wonder" and "If I Never See your Face Again." In 2010, the band released their third studio album, Hands All Over, which was certified platinum. The collection featured two hit singles including the Hot AC smash "Misery" and the anthemic "Moves Like Jagger," which climbed to the #1 spot on the Top 40, Hot AC and Billboard Hot 100 charts. The track has also become one of the best-selling singles of all time. Following the release of the album, both "Misery" and "Moves Like Jagger" received GRAMMY nominations.
Maroon 5's latest album Overexposed has quickly reinforced the group's status as a powerhouse in popular music with all of the collection's singles quickly rising to the top of the charts. The third single off of the album, "Daylight," claimed the # 1 spot on both Top 40 and Hot AC radio charts. In the process, the band set a record for the most #1's (six in total) by a group in the Top 40 chart's 20-year history. Maroon 5's latest hit is "Love Somebody."
In addition to his work with Maroon 5, Adam Levine will return for the fourth season as a coach on the #1 NBC hit series The Voice this spring. Adam also recently made his small screen acting debut on the new 2012 season of the hit FX drama American Horror Story, and has landed a lead role in the major motion picture film, Can A Song Save Your Life from director John Carney.
About Honda Civic Tour
With almost three million fans having attending Honda Civic Tour concert events since 2001, Civic Tour has established itself as one of the nation's most compelling, successful music concert tour franchises. Civic Tour has provided concert-goers with an exclusive, interactive concert experience featuring up-close and personal access to their favorite bands, including Linkin Park, blink-182, My Chemical Romance, Paramore, The Black Eyed Peas, Fall Out Boy, Everclear, Incubus, Good Charlotte, New Found Glory, Dashboard Confessional and Panic! at the Disco.
About Kelly Clarkson
Since bursting onto the music scene 10 years ago, Kelly Clarkson has released 5 studio albums (Thankful, Breakaway, My December, All I Ever Wanted, Stronger), 1 Greatest Hits album, sold over 20 million albums worldwide, 10 million albums in the US and has had 10 singles in the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. She is the recipient of 3 Grammy Awards, 4 American Music Awards, 3 MTV Video Music Awards, 2 Academy of Country Music Awards, 1 Country Music Association Award and 12 Billboard Music Awards. Clarkson's last studio effort Stronger debuted at #2 on both the Billboard Top 200 and Digital Albums Chart. The album produced the smash singles, "Mr. Know It All" and "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" which marks Kelly's 9th and 10th Top 10 hit. "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" was #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Chart for two consecutive weeks (3 weeks total) marking her 3rd #1 on the Hot 100 chart. Kelly spent last summer touring the US and appearing as a mentor on ABC's Duets as well as a guest mentor for Team Blake on NBC's The Voice. Clarkson's Stronger was recently certified Platinum by the R.I.A.A. and won the Grammy for Best Pop Vocal Album. Clarkson released Greatest Hits - Chapter 1 which features 3 brand new tracks, including current single "People Like Us", as well as a compilation of some of her greatest hits to date. Kelly recently released her country single, "Tie It Up," which is currently rising up the Country charts.
About PJ Morton
PJ Morton's first major label album, New Orleans, debuted at #1 on the iTunes R&B Chart upon its release in May and hit the Top 5 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart. The album, out now on Lil Wayne's Young Money Entertainment, features guests Stevie Wonder, Adam Levine and Busta Rhymes. Born in the richly melodic soil of New Orleans, PJ recalls a musically inspired upbringing where his talents were eagerly nurtured. Though encompassed in a gospel environment, he was also strongly influenced by pop icons the Beatles and James Taylor and equally moved by soulful legends Stevie Wonder and Donny Hathaway. These three persuasions shaped PJ's growth as a musician and propelled him to find his own artistry. After releasing several mixtapes and albums on the indie circuit in the early part of his career and collecting accolades as a producer and songwriter, PJ's big break came when Maroon 5 asked him to audition for a keyboardist/vocalist spot in the band, which ultimately landed him the gig. Shortly thereafter, Young Money Entertainment's President, Mack Maine, signed PJ to his production company, Soothe Your Soul Entertainment and Young Money Entertainment. Maine immediately recognized PJ's talent, along with Cash Money Record's Co-CEOs Ronald "Slim" Williams and Bryan "Birdman" Williams, and Young Money Entertainment's captain Lil Wayne. PJ Morton can currently be seen on the road with Maroon 5 on their Overexposed World Tour.
About Rozzi Crane
Rozzi Crane was the first artist signed to Adam Levine's newly formed, 222 Records. Crane was also a featured performer on Maroon 5's Overexposed World Tour. She dueted with the band on "Come Away To the Water," their contribution to The Hunger Games soundtrack. The San Francisco-native's musical style artfully skips between pop, R&B, alternative, and hip-hop, crafting a sassy, sexy, and soulful sound of her own. Rozzi is no stranger to the spotlight, serving as the face for campaigns from both BCBGeneration and Gap.
About Tony Lucca
Tony Lucca captured America's hearts on Season 2 of NBC's hit series The Voice where he served as a contestant on Team Adam. His cover of Hugo's version of Jay-Z's “99 Problems” reacted strongly, propelling Lucca to the #3 spot on iTunes Overall Singles sales chart and #1 on iTunes Rock Singles chart. His songs have been featured on TV's Friday Night Lights, Brothers & Sisters, Shark, and Felicity and in Kevin Costner's feature Open Range. Over the course of his two-decade career, Lucca has shared stages with *NSYNC, Marc Anthony, Macy Gray, Johnny Lang, the late Chris Whitley, Sara Bareilles, and Tyrone Wells. Lucca has also completed several cooperative tours with Jay Nash and Matt Duke, also known as TFDI. He recently released his new EP, With The Whole World Watching, which sailed into the Top 10 on the iTunes Pop Chart. He is signed to Adam Levine's label, 222 Records.
About Live Nation Entertainment:
Live Nation Entertainment is the world's leading live entertainment company comprised of four market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, Artist Nation Management and Live Nation Media/Sponsorship. For additional information, visit www.livenation.com/investors.
About Honda Civic
One of the best-selling compact cars in the United States, the Civic features a lineup of six distinct models: the conventional gasoline-powered Civic Sedan and Civic Coupe, two high-performance Civic Si models, gasoline-electric Civic Hybrid, the Civic Natural Gas and Civic HF high fuel economy model. The Civic lineup embodies the Honda brand values of 'clean, safe and fun' with the Civic HF achieving an EPA-estimated fuel economy rating2 of 41 mpg on the highway. The Civic Hybrid's EPA-estimated fuel economy rating is 44/44/44 city/highway/combined. The Civic Sedan has earned top safety ratings from NHTSA and the first small car to earn a 'TOP SAFETY PICK+' designation from IIHS. Now in its ninth generation, the Civic remains one of the most fun-to-drive compact cars on the road today. The Civic Sedan starts at a suggested retail price2 (MSRP) of $18,165 and is available at Honda dealerships nationwide. For high-resolution photos, broadcast quality video and media information of the entire 2013 Civic lineup, please visit www.hondanews.com.
1Based on 2013 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.
2MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $790.00 destination charge and options. Dealer prices may vary.
About Honda CBR250R
The 2013 CBR250R brings a fresh take on the fun side of motorcycling. Beginners and experienced hands alike will key in on the extreme versatility of this sporty, fun-to-ride and affordable offering from Honda. This dependable and lightweight machine delivers nimble handling, a broad spread of easily accessible power, a 200-plus-mile cruising range and low operating costs all in one. Whether the day calls for a commute to work, quick trips around town or all-day explorations in the countryside, the CBR250R offers as much fun per mile as anything around, all at a price that just about anyone can afford.
About Honda Financial Services
American Honda Finance Corporation (dba Honda Financial Services) a wholly owned subsidiary of American Honda Motor Co., helps to satisfy the financing needs of consumers of Honda and Acura vehicles, Honda and Acura accessories, as well as Honda motorcycles, power equipment and marine products. HFS offers financing in the form of both retail installment sales contracts and leases, depending on the product and the needs of the particular customer. HFS also provides consumer protection products such as vehicle service contracts and guaranteed asset protection (GAP).
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