Adam And Kelly Are Coming To A City Near You
Maroon 5 will hit the road with fellow pop-rocker Kelly Clarkson for the 2013 Honda Civic Tour, which will see the Grammy-winning band taking their sound al fresco.
“I think the live outdoor kind of summer vibe is always different than the indoor arena tour because there’s less emphasis on production and more on live music,” frontman Adam Levine said in an interview, according to the Associated Press. “It’s kind of the purist form of a tour ’cause there’s not too many bells and whistles.”
The 31-date amphitheater tour will kick off Aug. 1 in St. Louis, La., and wrap Oct. 5 in San Diego, Calif.
“It’s going to be so much fun. We’re always trying to up the ante and do even better,” Levine said in a video announcing the tour for his fivesome, which also includes Jesse Carmichael, Mickey Madden, James Valentine, and Matt Flynn. “We’re also so excited to bring Kelly Clarkson out with us. We love her so much. She’s an amazing talent. It’s just going to be a really musical summer, with some really great people on this tour.”
Along with Clarkson and the quintet, the concerts will include some musical styling from Rozzi Crane, the first artist to sign to Levine’s record label, 222 Records, singer and keyboardist PJ Morton, and Tony Lucca, who was a Team Adam season-two runner-up on The Voice.
Maroon 5 is still soaring off the success of Overexposed, their fourth album that has achieved certified platinum status. Following “Payphone” and “One More Time” topping the Billboard Hot 1, “Daylight” landed the group it’s third No. 1 single off of its latest released. The chart-topping tune also bumped up the band’s record for most No. 1s — now six — by a group in the chart’s 20-year history.
And they are not slowing down anytime soon. Maroon 5 is working are “just getting started” on another album, announced Levine, who is still serving as a coach on NBC’s hit singing competition, The Voice. “We’ve got some great songs in the can.”
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