Additional Supporting Acts to Include PJ Morton, Rozzi Crane & Tony Lucca; Annual Concert Tour Encompassing 31 U.S. Cities to Launch on August 1st in St. Louis
American Honda Motor Co., Inc. will welcome GRAMMY(®) award winning recording artist Maroon 5 as the headliner for the 2013 Honda Civic Tour. The band will headline the 12th year of the popular concert series during the second leg of their current 2013 tour. In addition to Maroon 5, the Honda Civic Tour will include global superstar Kelly Clarkson and the support acts of PJ Morton, Rozzi Crane and Tony Lucca on select dates. The tour serves as an exciting intersection of the automotive and music worlds and will kick off on St. Louis, Missouri on August 1(st), continuing through early October. Live Nation is the national tour promoter.
With almost three million fans having attended 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. The 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.
The Honda Civic Tour will offer tickets priced for maximum affordability for all fans, providing first class musical experience at an
incredible value. Members of the Maroon 5 Fan Club will have access to pre-sale tickets through Ticketmaster on April 1. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning April 6 at www.Ticketmaster.com and www.LiveNation.com. To sign up for Honda’s pre-sale, which begins today, visit www.hondacivictour.com/presale. Please note that tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis and are not guaranteed. Acquisition and possession of a pre-sale code does not guarantee access to tickets. Each pre-sale code is good for up to four (4) tickets per show, with a limit of 12 tickets for the tour. Pre-sale codes only apply to concerts for sale through the Ticketmaster ticketing system. Pre-sale code is good for all Ticketmaster venues and may not work at other venues.
“We are pleased to welcome Maroon 5 to the Honda Civic Tour stage,” said Michael Accavitti, Senior Vice President of Auto Operations for American Honda Motor Co., Inc. “Now in its 12th year and arguably the biggest year in the Civic Tour’s history, it’s another great opportunity to bring music and Civic fans together.”
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, Maroon 5 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 and Hot AC charts, as well as claiming the #1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100. “Moves Like Jagger” was also one of the best selling singles of 2011 with sales of 8.5 million copies worldwide. Additionally, both singles received GRAMMY Award nominations in the category of “Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals.” Furthermore, “Moves Like Jagger” has become one of the best-selling singles of all time. With the success of the track on the Hot 100 chart, Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine also notably became the first artist in the chart’s 53-year history to reach #1 as part of a group, while entering the Top 10 at the same time as a soloist, as he was featured on and co-wrote Gym Class Heroes‘ top single, “Stereo Hearts.” 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 band’s current single “Daylight” recently 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.
In addition to his work with Maroon 5, Adam Levine has returned for the fourth season as a coach on the #1 NBC hit series The Voice. 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.
“We are very excited to team up with the Honda Civic Tour,” said Adam Levine. “Kelly, PJ, Rozzi and Tony are all such unique and amazing artists. I’m really looking forward to hitting the road with them. Each night will be a great night of music.”
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), 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.
Born in the richly melodic soil of New Orleans, PJ Morton 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. PJ Morton can currently be seen on the road with Maroon 5 on their Overexposed World Tour. He will release his highly anticipated debut album, New Orleans, on May 14, 2013 via Lil Wayne’s Young Money Entertainment.
Rozzi Crane was the first artist signed to Adam Levine’s newly formed, 222 Records. Crane can currently be seen on the road as a featured performer on Maroon 5’s Overexposed World Tour. She also 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, while also serving as the face for campaigns from both BCBGeneration and Gap.
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. Lucca is set to release his new album later this year on Adam Levine’s 222 Records. 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 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.
August 1 St. Louis, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater St. Louis ***
August 3 Indianapolis, IN Klipsch Music Center ***
August 4 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center ***
August 6 Pittsburgh, PA First Niagara Pavilion ***
August 7 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center ***
August 9 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center ***
August 10 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center ***
August 11 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater ***
August 25 Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre ***
August 26 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center ***
August 28 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre ***
August 31 Hartford, CT Comcast Theatre ***
September 1 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain ***
September 4 Darien, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center ****
September 5 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center ****
September 7 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live ****
September 8 Virginia Beach, VA Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach ****
September 10 Raleigh, NC Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek ****
September 11 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Charlotte ****
September 13 Tampa, FL Live Nation Amphitheater *****
September 14 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre *****
September 16 Atlanta, GA Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood *****
September 18 Austin, TX Austin360 Amphitheater *****
September 19 Houston, TX The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion *****
September 22 Dallas, TX GEXA Energy Pavilion *****
September 24 Denver, CO Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre *****
September 27 Portland, OR Sleep Country Amphitheater ***
September 28 George, WA Gorge Amphitheatre ***
October 1 Marysville, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre ***
October 2 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre ***
October 5 San Diego, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre ***
*** – Rozzi Crane to open
**** – Tony Lucca to open
***** – PJ Morton to open
Continuing a Honda Civic Tour tradition, Honda will present fans with an opportunity to check out one-of-a-kind vehicles that have been customized and autographed by the headlining bands. Maroon 5’s vehicle will be on display at each tour stop.
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 rating(1) 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 price(2) (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 http://www.hondanews.com.
(1) Based on 2013 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.
(2 )MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $790.00 destination charge and options. Dealer prices may vary.