Linkin Park, 30 Seconds to Mars, AFI to Tour Together

The three bands will unite for the Carnivores Tour

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Amanda Graziano
Mike Shinoda and Chester Bennington of Linkin Park pose with Jared Leto and Shannon Leto of 30 Seconds to Mars
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Linkin Park, 30 Seconds to Mars and AFI will unite this summer for the Carnivores Tour, a 25-date North American trek beginning Friday, August 8th in West Palm Beach, Florida and running through September 19th in Concord, California.

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Tickets sales will begin this Friday, March 7th at Live Nation and at Linkin Park and 30 Seconds to Mars' official sites (though the two groups are offering pre-sale tickets now for respective fan club members). While 23 of the 25 shows will feature this triple-header line-up of massive alt-rock bands, AFI won't be present for two dates: September 11th in Irvine, California and September 15h at The Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.

Speaking on the tour name, Linkin Park vocalist Mike Shinoda says, "'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 adds, ‎"We are so excited to join our friends on this epic journey. It's going to be the adventure of a lifetime."

The tour was announced by Shinoda, Leto, and Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington at a live multi-media press conference held at MILK Studios in Los Angeles. The conference was broadcast through the interactive social platform VyRT. 

Full dates for the "Carnivores" Tour below: 

8/8  West Palm Beach, FL – Cruzan Amphitheatre
8/9  Tampa, FL – George M. Steinbrenner Field
8/12  Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
8/13  Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
8/15  Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center
8/16  Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
8/18  Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
8/19  Wantagh, NY – Nikon At Jones Beach Theater
8/21  Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
8/23  Montreal, QC – Parc Jean-Drapeau
8/24  Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre
8/26  St Paul, MN – Minnesota State Fair
8/27  Winnipeg, MB – MTS Centre
8/29  Tinley Park, IL – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
8/30  Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
9/5 The Woodlands, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
9/6  Dallas, TX – Gexa Energy Pavilion
9/8  Englewood, CO – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
9/10  Phoenix, AZ – US Airways Center
9/11  Irvine, CA – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater *
9/13  Quincy, WA – The Gorge Amphitheatre
9/15  Los Angeles, CA – The Hollywood Bowl *
9/16  Chula Vista, CA – Sleep Train Amphitheatre
9/18  Wheatland, CA – Sleep Train Amphitheatre
9/19  Concord, CA – Concord Pavilion 

* Linkin Park and 30 Seconds To Mars only