Linkin Park, 30 Seconds to Mars and AFI are set to hit the road as a collective this summer for the 25 date Carnivores Tour.
The tour is set to kick off on August 8th in West Palm Beach, and will see the trio of heavyweights make stops in Tampa, Montreal, Toronto, Dallas, Phoenix, and Los Angeles, before wrapping up in Concord, California on September 19th.
While 23 of the 25 shows will feature this triple-header line-up of massive alt-rock bands, AFI won’t be around for two of the dates: September 11th in Irvine, California and September 15th at The Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.
Talking about the bands’ chosen tour name, Linkin Park vocalist Mike Shinoda said, “‘Carnivores’ is a metaphor that is meant to convey an appetite for something visceral and substantive. I feel that’s exactly the hunger this tour will feed.”
30 Seconds to Mars frontman Jared Leto added, ”We are so excited to join our friends on this epic journey. It’s going to be the adventure of a lifetime.”
“We share a lot of fans,” added Shinoda of Linkin Park as they announced tour plans. “When I listen to the radio, I don’t hear a lot of that visceral guitar rock right now. I feel like this is a great moment for these bands to come together and hit the road.”
Shinoda, Leto, and Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington announced the Carnivores tour at a live multi-media press conference held at MILK Studios in Los Angeles. The conference was broadcast through the interactive social platform VyRT.
Yesterday (March 4th), it was announced that Linkin Park and Jay-Z will reissue their 2004 album Collision Course for this year’s Record Store Day.
The joint album, will be reissued on blue vinyl for the occasion, which this year takes place on April 19th. The 10th anniversary reissue will also include a DVD of the joint tour both acts embarked on following the release of the album.