It's a sad day for for those with tickets to catch Linkin Park's winter tour with Rise Against and Of Mice & Men. Due to a severe leg injury to lead singer Chester Bennington, the band has been forced to cancel their remaining North American tour dates.
The singer tweeted the following yesterday:
"Headed into surgery in an hour. Ass kicking will commence in 6 weeks- Chester Bennington (@ChesterBe) January 20, 2015."
There's no word yet on if tour plans will be rescheduled for later this year.
Linkin Park's highly anticipated 2015 tour alongside Rise Against and Of Mice & Men kicks off tonight at Orlando's Amway Center and the latest tour average asking price for tickets on the secondary market is $144.84. Ticket prices for the Amway Center show are slightly above the average at $145.27 and have fallen 22% in the past week.
The cheapest date on the tour is Wednesday January 21st at Albany's Times Union Center with an average asking price of $104.20. Conversely, the most expensive performance comes Valentine's Day at Edmonton's Rexall Place costing an average of $239.60 per ticket. The cheapest tickets available are $39 at the Van Andel Arena on February 4th.
As always, stay tuned to the TicketIQ Blog for the latest on Linkin Park tickets, tour dates, and news.
Linkin Park Announces 2015 North American Tour
After the continued success of 2014's “Carnivores” tour alongside AFI and 30 Seconds To Mars, Linkin Park have wasted no time making plans for 2015.
Dubbed “The Hunting Party” tour, the six-piece nu-metal pioneers will be joined by alt-political punk powerhouse Rise Against, and new school California outfit Of Mice & Men. All of whom have embarked on headlining tours of their own that past few years.
Rise Against frontman Tim McIlrath has expressed a great deal of admiration for the Chester Bennington-led icons, sharing his excitement to join them as special guests after performing on many festivals together over the past 10 years. This is also Of Mice & Men's biggest exposure to a mainstream rock audience and provides the young group a chance to perform with a band whom they call one of their biggest influencers.
Overall, the trek will last one month kicking off January 15th at the Amway Center in Orlando and hit many of the cities missed by the aforementioned “Carnivores” tour. The trio of bands will move quickly up the east coast through Nashville, Indiana, and Pittsburgh before the first two of three NY/NJ shows takes place in Albany and Atlantic City.
Things stick around in the North East with Providence and Linkin Park's first visit to the Barclay's Center on January 25th. Hershey, Greensboro, Mohegan Sun, and Manchester are to follow before the tour's first of 4 Canadian dates.
The tour won't reach the west coast, as the majority of “Carnivores” was spent in California and it's surrounding states. Thus far, it seems Grand Rapids, Des Moines, and Lincoln are the furthest western points during the US portion. The tour concludes with a Canadian triple shot in Saskatoon, Calgary, and Edmonton.
Looking at the early secondary market, this 2015 tour currently carries an average asking price of $163. This tour most closely compares to 2011, in which the re-sale market average for Linkin Park tickets was $160. 2014's “Carnivores” tour averaged $136. Surprisingly, the cheapest Linkin Park tour of the 2010's came in 2012 when the group headlined the Honda Civic Tour alongside early 00's peers Incubus and MuteMath. Despite the unquestionably greater star power of 2012, the larger size of the amphitheaters played during that tour kept resale market tickets at a manageable average of $119 – 3 dates even averaging under $100.
The cheapest date of 2015 is shaping up to be January 15th in Orlando, with the limited tickets available averaging $120. The always commanding-a-premium Mohegan Sun Arena is the most expensive date thus far, with tickets currently averaging upwards of $230.
Going on nearly 20 years of material to choose from, the band's first ever performances at a number of venues, and a fresh batch of opening acts, demand for Linkin Park tickets on the secondary market is expected to remain strong throughout the pre-sale and on-sale. Exclusive pre-sale for members of Linkin Park's fan club begins on Tuesday at Lpunderground.com, while the general public on-sale is November 7th.
A full 2015 Linkin Park tour dates are below:
1/15 - Orlando, Fla. @ Amway Center
1/17 - Nashville, Tenn. @ Bridgestone Arena
1/18 - Indianapolis, Ind. @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse
1/20 - Pittsburgh, Pa. @ Consol Energy Center
1/21 - Albany, N.Y. @ Times Union Center
1/23 - Atlantic City, N.J. @ Boardwalk Hall
1/24 - Providence, R.I. @ Dunkin’ Donuts Center
1/25 - Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Barclays Center
1/27 - Hershey, Pa. @ Giant Center
1/28 - Greensboro, N.C. @ Greensboro Coliseum
1/30 - Uncasville, Conn. @ Mohegan Sun Arena
1/31 - Manchester, N.H. @ Verizon Wireless
2/03 - Hamilton, Ontario @ FirstOntario Centre
2/04 - Grand Rapids, Mich. @ Van Andel Arena
2/06 - Des Moines, Iowa @ Wells Fargo Arena
2/07 - Lincoln, Neb. @ Pinnacle Bank Arena
2/11 - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan @ Sasktel Centre
2/12 - Calgary, Alberta @ Scotiabank Saddledome
2/14 - Edmonton, Alberta @ Rexall Place