Maroon 5 Announces Summer Tour with Kelly Clarkson (OMG!)
Great news, and even greater news: Adam Levine of Maroon 5 recently announced that they are starting to work on a new album – one which he predicts will have a sound similar to that of their debut album, “Songs About Jane.” What’s the greater news, you ask? As if their current tour with Neon Trees wasn’t enough, Maroon 5 recently announced a summer tour with none other than Campus Vinyl BucknellU favorite Kelly Clarkson. Let me repeat that: Maroon 5 and Kelly Clarkson. Finally, a combination fit for all of the male/female couples who argue endlessly over who is dreamier (Clarkson takes this one, of course). Titled the Honda Civic Tour, it will also be featuring Rozzi Crane and Tony Lucca. For those of you who may not be familiar with Rozzi, she is a young, up-and-coming singer-songwriter, and she was the first to sign with Levine’s new record label, 222 Records. If you are familiar with The Hunger Games, then you may know her popular song, “Come Away to the Water.” Rozzi provides a nice contrast to the seasoned Tony Lucca who has produced over 7 studio albums.
The Honda Civic Tour kicks off on August 1st at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in St. Louis, Missouri. It quickly makes its way to the east coast in the New Jersey/New York area on August 11th, at which point we have a 2-week break. It picks back up on August 25th in Chicago, making its way first to the northeast coast, and then traveling down to Tampa, Florida by mid-September. Don’t worry west coasters – we’re not done just yet! At this point, the tour takes us westward, heading through Texas and then coming up through the mid-west. After a quick stop in Washington on September 28th, Maroon 5 and Kelly Clarkson finally make their way into California. This glorious, country-wide tour finally comes to an end in San Diego on October 5th.
The tour is specifically composed of outdoor venues in order to keep a more natural, raw, summer vibe. One can never be sure, but I have a good feeling we can expect to hear some new songs to be released off of the future album during the tour. Click on this link in order to see the full list of dates and locations, and in order to purchase your tickets! Tickets are available for purchase on Saturday, April 6th, and I can’t see them lasting long so be sure to pick them up quick if you know you can make it to one of their stops! Being a northeastern PA resident, I’m definitely going to try and snag tickets for their show at the Toyota Pavilion in Scranton (awesome venue, by the way). If you live in the area and plan on going, look for the surprisingly handsome dude in the Campus Vinyl BucknellU tee and say hi!