Grouplove and Portugal. The Man are among the performers booked for the 2014 Honda Civic Tour, which this year evolves into a triple threat with three successive tours, each with a distinct music flavor.
The alternative rock outfits are billed as summer co-headliners, with Tokyo Police Club and Typhoon supporting on various dates kicking off on Aug. 10 in Seattle, WA (Typhoon will open the first show).
Brooklyn-based pop/rock band American Authors will top the second of the three tours, a fall run that begins on Oct. 1. Also, Latin DJ trio 3BallMTY will lead the final trek of the series starting mid-November.
“I would say that this is the dream tour,” comments Grouplove vocalist/keyboardist Hannah Hooper in a statement. “Honda is really invested in all art forms and connecting music with fans.”
Headliners on the tour are treated to more than just the spotlight; they design their own custom Honda Civic. Grouplove and Portugal. The Man are expected to collaborate on an original design, while American Authors and 3BallMTY will each showcase their creative designs later in the year, organizers say.
The 2014 Honda Civic Tour is the 13th iteration of the annual trek, which was headlined by Maroon 5 and Kelly Clarkson in 2013, and by Linkin Park and Incubus in 2012.
General tickets for the summer tour go on sale from June 20 at HondaCivicTour.com.
Honda Civic Tour featuring Grouplove and Portugal. The Man dates:
Aug. 10 - Seattle, WA, Marymoor Park
Aug. 11 - Portland, OR, Edgefield
Aug. 13 - San Luis Obispo, CA, Avila Beach
Aug. 15 - Los Angeles, CA, The Greek Theatre
Aug. 16 - Las Vegas, NV, Brooklyn Bowl
Aug. 17 - San Diego, CA, Open Air Theater
Aug. 19 - Salt Lake City, UT, Red Butte
Aug. 21 - Morrison, CO, Red Rocks
Aug. 22 - Council Bluffs, IA, Harrah’s
Aug. 24 - Milwaukee, WI, Eagles Ballroom
Aug. 27 - Des Moines, IA, Simon Estes
Aug. 29 - Kansas City, MO,Crossroads
Aug. 30 - Dallas, TX, South Side Ballroom
Sept. 2 - Atlanta, GA, Masquerade
Sept. 3 - Charlotte, NC, Uptown Theatre
Sept. 5 - Cincinnati, OH, Horseshoe Casino
Sept. 10 - Columbus, OH, LC Pavilion
Sept. 12 - Washington, DC, Merriweather Post Pavilion
Sept. 14 - Boston, MA, Bank of America Pavilion
Sept. 16 - New York, NY, Central Park Summerstage