This summer will find  Maroon 5 on the road with Kelly Clarkson.  Maroon 5 starts their summer trek with Clarkson for the 2013 Honda Civic Tour August 1st in St. Louis.

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Frontman Adam Levine says the tour will be less about bells and whistles and more about live music and that outdoor kind of summer vibe.  They'll do thirty one tour dates before wrapping up on October 5th in San Diego.  Tickets go on sale this Saturday, April 6th.   The closest dates to Central New York are Darien Lake on September 4th and SPAC in Saratoga on September 5th.  The Grammy winning band's fourth album Overexposed has already gone platinum and they're working on their next studio album.  Guitarist James Valentine says they have some great songs lined up and the sound will be a bit darker, kind of like their debut album Songs About Jane.  Do you like their newer stuff or older stuff better?