A reminder that Linkin Park and 30 Seconds to Mars with special guests AFI will be rocking MTS Centre tonight for their The Carnivores Tour.
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.”
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 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.
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.
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.
Tickets for The Carnivores Tour range from $44.00 – $114.50. [TICKETMASTER]