Two of alternative rock's biggest bands will team up to hit the road this summer. Linkin Park and 30 Seconds of Mars embark on a 25 city co-headlining tour on August 8th aptly titled the “Carnivores Tour”. They will be joined by AFI on all dates.
Linkin Park will likely be debuting material off their in-the-works 6th studio album rumored to be released this June, while 30 Seconds to Mars will be riding the extra attention following singer Jared Leto, fresh off an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in “The Dallas Buyers Club”.
AFI (short for A Fire Inside), reached their biggest level of mainstream success between 2003 and 2006 with breakthrough albums “Sing The Sorrow” and "Decemberunderground". AFI's two biggest singles to date are "Miss Murder" and “Girls Not Grey”. Having formed in 1991, both Linkin Park and 30STM have cited the hardcore punk turned goth-alternative group as major influences.
The Carnivores Tour starts in the South Eastern US, with the opening date at the Cruzan Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach. They'll then make the travels all the way up the East Coast including 4 NY/NJ performances and Canadian dates in Montreal and Toronto. The trio will pack the house at the Minnesota State Fair on August 26th before looping down to Texas, where Linkin Park recorded a live album and DVD in 2003. 5 of the final 6 dates on the tour are in California, where all 3 bands originate.
Thus far, the five venues with the most expensive 30 Seconds to Mars and Linkin Park tickets on the secondary market are the Air Canada Centre, Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, PNC Bank Arts Center, US Airways Center, and The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. Surprisingly, three of the five venues with cheapest Linkin Park and 30 Seconds To Mars tickets are on the west coast – the tour finale at Irvine's Concord Pavilion, Sacramento's Sleep Train Amphitheatre, and Washington's Gorge Amphitheatre. The overall cheapest date is August 30th in Detroit. Re-sale market tickets for that show average just $70, with the cheapest currently available at $27. Full tour dates are below:
- Aug. 8 − West Palm Beach, FL (Cruzan Amphitheatre)
- Aug. 9 − Tampa, FL (Steinbrenner Field)
- Aug. 12 − Charlotte, NC (Verizon Wireless)
- Aug. 13 − Bristow, VA (Jiffy Lube Live)
- Aug. 15 − Camden, NJ (Susquehanna Bank Center)
- Aug. 16 − Mansfield, MA (Comcast Center)
- Aug. 18 − Holmdale, NJ (PNC Bank Arts Center)
- Aug. 19 − Wantagh, NY (Jones Beach)
- Aug. 21 − Buffalo, NY (Darien Lake)
- Aug. 23 − Montreal, QC (Parc Jean Drepeau)
- Aug. 24 − Toronto, ON (Air Canada Center)
- Aug. 26 − St. Paul, MN (Minnesota St. Fair)
- Aug. 27 − Winnipeg, SK (MTS Center)
- Aug. 29 − Chicago, IL (First Midwest Bank Pavilion)
- Aug. 30 − Detroit, MI (DTE Energy Music Theatre)
- Sept. 5 − Houston, TX (Cynthia Woods Pavilion)
- Sept. 6 − Dallas, TX (Geza Energy Pavilion)
- Sept. 8 − Denver, CO (Fiddler’s Green)
- Sept. 10 − Phoenix, AZ (US Airways Arena)
- Sept. 11 − Irvine, CA (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre)
- Sept. 13 − Quincy, WA (The Gorge)
- Sept. 15 − Hollywood, CA (Hollywood Bowl)
- Sept. 16 − San Diego, CA (Sleep Train Amphitheatre)
- Sept. 18 − Sacramento, CA (Sleep Train Amphitheatre)
- Sept. 19 − Concord, CA (Concord Pavilion)
With Carnivore Tour preparations and a new album on the way; Linkin Park lead vocalist Chester Bennington has been a very busy man. He also recorded an EP and toured with the Stone Temple Pilots in late 2013.