Maroon 5 Plans Summer Tour With Kelly Clarkson, New Album

Maroon 5 will be teaming up with Kelly Clarkson for a late summer tour.

The tour will begin in August and continue through October. Openers will include Rozzi Crane, Tony Lucca, and PJ Morton on select dates.

“We are very excited to team up with the Honda Civic Tour,” frontman Adam Levine said in a statement. “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.”

Pre-sale tickets will be available starting April 1. General public tickets go on April 6.

The group will also be performing at Ryan Seacrest’s 102.7 KIIS-FM Wango Tango music festival on May 11 in Carson, California. Other performers include Bruno Mars,, Demi Lovato, Jason Derulo, Afrojack, Fall Out Boy and Miguel. Britney Spears will also be making an appearance as a host along with Seacrest.

KIIS club VIP members can start buying tickets on April 5 at 10 am EST. Leftover tickets will be released to the public the next day.

Maroon 5 is also thinking ahead to their fifth studio album.

“We’re just getting started. 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) Song About Jane,” guitarist James Valentine told The Associated Press. “But at this point we do have all kinds of different songs and it is early.”

The group’s fourth album, Overexposed, was released in June of last year. The album debuted at number 2 on the Billboard 200 with 222,000 copies sold, coming in behind Linkin Park’s Living Things by a little more than 1,000 units. The album has produced three singles so far — “Payphone,” “One More Night,” and “Daylight” — with a fourth, “Love Somebody,” still to be released. The music video was filmed in January.

Like its predecessor, Hands All Over, Overexposed received a mixed reception. The album was more pop than the band’s previous entries and the group was accused of trying to sound like Coldplay on certain tracks, like the album’s third single, “Daylight.” Even with the mixed reviews, the album was certified platinum and became the first album by a group to generate three pop radio number 1 singles since Ace of Bass’s The Sign in 1994.

Will you be going to see Maroon 5 at either the Wango Tango Music Festival or during the Honda Civic Tour with Kelly Clarkson?

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