Maroon 5 Honda Civic Tour With “Special Guest” Kelly Clarkson Announced

Well, here’s a co-headlining bill that should have pop fans clutching their credit cards in anticipation: Maroon 5 and Kelly Clarkson are stepping out for the 12 annual Honda Civic Tour this summer (starting August 1 in St. Louis), for a trek that will stretch into the early fall (October 5). Oh, wait — our bad. Clarkson is not co-headlining; she’s listed as “special guest.” Say what?

We guess you read this technicality one of two ways: a.) Kelly is far too busy to fully commit to another full production so soon after her own 2012 Summer Tour in support of her Grammy-winning LP Stronger; or 2.) Clarkson is, basically, opening for Adam Levine and the gang. Personally, we refuse to acknowledge the latter, so let’s just jump below and see the dates for the 12th annual Honda Civic Tour and not give it a second thought.


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)