Honda Civic Tour Expands to Three Successive Tours in 2014;
Civic Tour Major Pillar of New Honda Stage Music Platform
Honda Civic Tour 2014 to feature Grouplove and Portugal. The Man,
followed by American Authors and culminating with 3BallMTY
Grouplove and Portugal. The Man tour on sale starting June 20
TORRANCE, CA June 11, 2014 – The 2014 Honda Civic Tour is taking a new turn in its 13th year – with not just one, but three successive tours and three distinct genres of music, as well as becoming a significant pillar of the new Honda Stage music platform. Alternative rock bands Grouplove and Portugal. The Man will co-headline the first 2014 Honda Civic Tour this summerwith Tokyo Police Club and Typhoon supporting on various dates kicking off on August 10 in Seattle, WA. The second of the three tours will begin in the fall, with Brooklyn-based pop/rock band American Authors on October 1. Additionally, Latin DJ trio 3BallMTY will headline the final tour of the series starting mid-November.
“I would say that this is the dream tour. Honda is really invested in all art forms and connecting music with fans,” said Hannah Hooper of Grouplove.
The Honda Civic Tour featuring Grouplove and Portugal. The Man will play Uptown Amphitheatre Charlotte on September 3. Special guests Typhoon will open the show. Tickets go on sale Friday June 20 at 10am at LiveNation.com, via the Live Nation app, The Fillmore Charlotte box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, or charge by phone 800-745-3000. Ticket information can be found at www.HondaCivicTour.com.
The Honda Civic Tour will uphold tradition as headlining bands will once again design their very own custom Honda Civic, which has always been a highlight of the Honda Civic Tour. Audiences are sure to be awed as headliners Grouplove and Portugal. The Man collaborate on an original design. Additionally, American Authors and 3BallMTY will each showcase their creative Civic designs later this year.
Honda’s commitment to music runs deep, with a 13 year history presenting the popular Honda Civic Tour, as well as hosting Honda Stages at premier U.S. music festivals including Governors Ball, Music Midtown and Austin City Limits Music Festival. Honda’s passion for music content curation and delivering unique experiences to music enthusiasts has led the automaker’s development of the new Honda Stage platform.
The Honda Stage program provides music fans one-of-a-kind music experiences through live performances and digital content.
Under the Honda Stage program, American Honda brings together an unprecedented group of entertainment and technology leaders including Clear Channel (iHeartRadio), Live Nation, REVOLT, Vevo and YouTube to produce and distribute some of the best original, high-quality music content available today, through dozens of live events and exclusive online content. The success of the Honda Civic Tour makes it a natural fit as a pillar of the Honda Stage program.
“There is a new generation of music fans that can now share in Honda’s passion for music and fun-to-drive vehicles with the expansion of the Honda Civic Tour, reaching a wider and broader fan base,” said Nick Lee, Honda Brand Manager, American Honda Motor Co., Inc. “We are thrilled to work with so many talented artists, sponsor their tours and underwrite ticket prices so that fans have access to the music they love at an affordable price.”
# # #
About Live Nation Entertainment:
Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of four market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, Artist Nation Management and Live Nation Media/Sponsorship. For additional information, visit www.livenation.com/investors