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Maroon 5, Kelly Clarkson Team Up for Honda Civic Tour

The tour kicks off Aug. 1 in St. Louis and runs through Oct. 5.

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NEW YORK -- Maroon 5 and Kelly Clarkson will team up for the late summer/early fall Honda Civic Tour, it was announced Monday. Promoted by Live Nation, the 2013 Honda Civic Tour kicks off on Aug. 1 in St. Louis and runs through Oct. 5.

Maroon 5 is billed as the headlining act on this year's run, with American Idol season one winner Clarkson serving as a "special guest." Rozzi Crane, Tony Lucca and PJ Morton will each be opening for the pop superstars on select dates.

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Both Maroon 5 and Clarkson were highly active on the Hot 100 in 2012: the pop-rock quintet's fourth studio album, Overexposed, included the top five smashes "Payphone" and "One More Night," while Clarkson's "Stronger" singles "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" and "Dark Side" were followed late last year by "Catch My Breath," from her Greatest Hits: Chapter One compilation. Last month, Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine returned to The Voice as a coach, while Clarkson announced a new Greatest Hits single, "People Like Us."

The 2013 Honda Civic Tour is the 12th iteration of the annual trek, which was headlined by Linkin Park and Incubus in 2012. General tickets will go on sale Saturday.

Here are the dates for the 2013 Honda Civic Tour:

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)