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LINKIN PARK & THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS Announce North American Tour With Special Guest AFI

- Tickets On Sale Beginning Friday, March 7; Fan Club Presales Begin Today -

LOS ANGELES, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- At a live multi-media press conference from MILK Studios in Los Angeles, Chester Bennington and Mike Shinoda of LINKIN PARK and Jared Leto of THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS announced they will join forces this summer for The Carnivores Tour, with special guest AFI. 

Linkin Park and Thirty Seconds To Mars Announce Summer Tour

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Fans were able to watch and participate in the hi-tech conference in real-time, through VyRT, an interactive social media theater that enables live events to be broadcast in high quality worldwide.

The Carnivores Tour, sponsored in-part by Infinity and promoted by Live Nation, will kick-off on Friday, August 8 in West Palm Beach at the Cruzan Amphitheatre and will hit 25 cities in every part of the country and will include three shows in Canada.  The three multi-platinum bands will bring an unforgettable night of music featuring some of the biggest rock & alternative radio hits from the past decade.

In explaining the unusual name of the tour, co-lead singer of LINKIN PARK Mike Shinoda says, "Carnivores is a metaphor that is meant to convey an appetite for something visceral and substantive, and I feel that's exactly the hunger this tour will feed."  Jared Leto of THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS adds, ‎"We are so excited to join our friends on this epic journey. It's going to be the adventure of a lifetime."

Tickets for The Carnivores Tour will go on sale beginning Friday, March 7 at www.livenation.com and the band's websites. Members of the LINKIN PARK and THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS fan clubs can take part in an exclusive presales TODAY at 3:00 PM PST and 5:00 PM PST respectively.   More information available at www.lpunderground.com and www.thirtysecondstomars.com.


Aug 8  West Palm Beach, FL @ Cruzan Amphitheatre


Aug 9  Tampa, FL @ George M. Steinbrenner Field


Aug 12  Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion


Aug 13  Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live


Aug 15  Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center


Aug 16  Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center


Aug 18  Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center


Aug 19  Wantagh, NY @ Nikon At Jones Beach Theater


Aug 21  Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center


Aug 23  Montreal, QC @ Parc Jean-Drapeau


Aug 24  Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre


Aug 26  St Paul, MN @ Minnesota State Fair


Aug 27  Winnipeg, MB @ MTS Centre


Aug 29  Tinley Park, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre


Aug 30  Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre


Sept 5   The Woodlands, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion


Sept 6  Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion


Sept 8  Englewood, CO @ Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre


Sept 10  Phoenix, AZ @ US Airways Center


Sept 11  Irvine, CA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater *


Sept 13  Quincy, WA @ The Gorge Amphitheatre


Sept 15  Los Angeles, CA @ The Hollywood Bowl *


Sept 16  Chula Vista, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre


Sept 18  Wheatland, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre


Sept 19  Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion



* - AFI will not be on the dates


LINKIN PARK is a Grammy-Award-winning, multi-platinum alternative rock band comprised of co-lead vocalist, Chester Bennington, drummer/percussionist, Rob Bourdon, guitarist Brad Delson, bassist Dave 'Phoenix' Farrell, DJ, programmer Joe Hahn and  Mike Shinoda - co-lead vocals, keyboards, guitar. The band has sold over 50 million albums worldwide, and is the biggest band on Facebook - with over 60 million fans and counting. In the span of time since 2000, when LINKIN PARK debuted on the Billboard 200 – no other artist has had more top 10 singles on the Alternative chart and, with the release of their latest album, LIVING THINGS (Machine Shop Recordings /Warner Bros), which reached #1 in over 20 countries, no other band has achieved more #1 albums this century. On their most recent touring cycle, the band played to over a million people, in 79 shows, on six continents.  In 2005, LINKIN PARK founded Music For Relief, a 501 © (3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing aid to victims of natural disasters and the prevention of such disasters. Since its inception, Music For Relief has raised over 5 million dollars for victims of multiple disasters across four continents. The organization was recognized by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for the Download to Donate program to raise funds and awareness in the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake. In recognition of its humanitarian work, LINKIN PARK received a 2011 Global Leadership Award from the United Nations Foundation. www.linkinpark.com

THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS – comprising of Jared Leto, Shannon Leto and Tomo Milicevic – has sold over five million albums worldwide and the band's videos have more than 300 million views on YouTube. The group has received numerous awards, including a dozen MTV awards worldwide, a Billboard Music award and honors from NME, Kerrang! and Fuse. The band released their 4th studio album LUST LOVE FAITH + DREAMS (Virgin Records) on March 18th, 2013, which debuted at #6 on the Billboard 200 in May. Their latest single "City Of Angels" went top 10 and continues to grow on the alternative radio airplay charts.  A short film inspired by the single was released on October 29th, 2013 which tells the story about Los Angeles and features an eclectic cast of characters including Kanye West, Steve Nash, Alan Cumming, Lindsay Lohan, Juliette Lewis, Selena Gomez, Shaun White, Ashley Olsen and more. Last December, the band released their critically acclaimed music documentary ARTIFACT on iTunes worldwide which chronicles the band's legal battles with record label EMI.  For more information please visit www.thirtysecondstomars.com.

AFI Multi-platinum alt-rock band AFI are touring in support of their electrifying new release BURIALS, praised by the Los Angeles Times as an album of "ferocious rock performances." Led by "17 Crimes" and "I Hope You Suffer," whose combined YouTube views are well past the two million mark, BURIALS entered Billboard's Top 200 at No. 9 and the iTunes Alternative Chart at No. 2.  USA Today gave the album 3 (out of 4) stars, Alternative Press gave it 4 (out of 5), Rolling Stone hailed it as "massive-sounding" and Revolver proclaimed, "it may be the most brilliant record AFI has ever made." Over the course of their career, AFI have written and recorded five top ten hit singles ("Miss Murder," "Medicate," "Love Like Winter," "Silver and Gold," "Girl's Not Grey"), hit No. 1 on The Billboard 200 (with the stunning Decemberunderground), garnered critical acclaim and amassed a fiercely loyal international following whose members number in the millions.  http://www.afireinside.net/

VYRT Founded in 2011, VyRT gives artists the opportunity to sell digital tickets to live events that are broadcast worldwide in an online social theater. A high quality, high production value event, VyRT centers around the idea of creativity and community, enabling artists the ability to share their work without having to rely on a sponsor-based model. Providing a one-of-a-kind digital experience, VyRT has proven online success with live broadcast events from artists such as THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS and The Jonas Brothers. A growing community, VyRT users can engage with like-minded individuals by creating a free account and join in interactive conversations privately or within the community setting, all centering around a live event. https://beta.vyrt.com

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.

 

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