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Maroon 5 announce summer tour, write for new album
By MESFIN FEKADU , AP Music Writer

NEW YORK (AP) -- Maroon 5 say they're working on a new album, but before that the pop-rockers will launch a summer tour that will find the fivesome playing outdoors.

The Grammy-winning band announced Monday that they'll headline the 2013 Honda Civic Tour, which kicks off Aug. 1 in St. Louis and will feature Kelly Clarkson.

Frontman Adam Levine says the "summer vibe is always different than the indoor arena tour because there's less emphasis on production and more on live music."

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The 31-date tour wraps Oct. 5 in San Diego.

Levine says he and his bandmates are riding high off the success of last year's platinum-selling "Overexposed." They're also working on a follow-up, and Levine says they have "some great songs in the can."

Guitarist James Valentine adds the new music "may be a little darker."

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Apr 2, 2013 6:57AM
Love Adam on The Voice, and M5 is an excellent concert.   Wish they were touring alone though.

Kelly is not my favorite at all as I have seen her twice, and she has an "out of breath" delivery that is offsetting at times  Lots of studio dubbing needed for her recordings.

Didn't like her fake personality with the audience either.  Very fortunate girl to get so much media support.

Apr 1, 2013 4:17PM
Just attended M5 show Saturday night in Orlando.  M5 was awesome!!!  If u think the band is just pop music go to a M5 concert & prepare to get blown away. That is if u can get a ticket.  A new super group.  Thanks M5 for a great rock show. 
Hopefully they plan to commit suicide together so they'll stop making all their shiitty music.
Apr 1, 2013 2:06PM
If you get a chance, go see them in concert.  Their concert is fantastic and what is even better is knowing that Adam's voice is not auto-tuned.  The voice you hear on the songs you download is the voice you hear in person.  Nothing worse than spending so much for concert tickets then find out the artist(s) voices sound completely off key in person.  Who cares about production?  It's the great live music that makes a concert and on this Maroon 5 certainly delivers.
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