Maroon 5 announced this morning that they will headline the 2013 Honda Civic Tour kicking off on August 1. Joining them will be former ‘Idol’ winner Kelly Clarkson.
Frontman Adam Levine said, “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. It’s kind of the purest form of a tour because there’s not too many bells and whistles.”
The 31-day tour featuring their fourth studio album ‘Overexposed’ will wrap on October 5. Besides Levine, group members include Jesse Carmichael, Mickey Madden, James Valentine and Matt Flynn.
Levine indicates the group has started on a follow-up album. “We’ve got some great songs in the can. The stuff we’re working on now, it definitely has gone maybe a little darker in its sound, maybe back a little bit more to what we kind of did on our debut ‘Songs About Jane.’
Besides creating new music, Adam helped kick off the new season of NBC’s ‘The Voice’ last week with Blake Shelton, Shakira and Usher.