Carnivores TourToday, a monumental summer tour was announced that could very well be the tour of the summer. Seminal alternative rockers Linkin Park and Thirty Seconds To Mars are set to hit the road this summer with very special guests AFI. The trek kicks off on August 8 at the Cruzan Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach, FL and wraps up on September 19 at the Concord Pavilion in Concord, CA. Linkin Park have quietly been working on music for an upcoming album, which is slated for release some time this summer. Vocalist Chester Bennington has been handling mic duties for good friends Stone Temple Pilots. The band recently released the High Rise EP, are currently on the road in Australia co-headlining Soundwave Festival. Thirty Seconds To Mars front man Jared Leto has been busy as well. Moonlighting as an actor, Leto garnered the SAG Award, Golden Globe, and Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the hit Focus Features film, Dallas Buyers Club. Back in May, Thirty Seconds To Mars released their fourth album, Love Lust Faith + Dreams. The disc hit #6 on the Billboard Top 200. AFI had a huge year in 2013, releasing Burials back in October. The band’s ninth studio album debuted at #9 on the Billboard Top 200 and is some of their most highly acclaimed material to date. Both Thirty Seconds To Mars and AFI’s latest efforts were ranked in TheRockRevival.com’s Top 50 Rock Albums of 2013. Tickets for the Carnivores Tour go on-sale on March 7 via www.CarnivoresTour.com.

Linkin Park exploded onto the nu metal scene in 2000 with the release of their debut Linkin Park bandLP, Hybrid Theory. The album produced four massive hit singles, and garnered the band their first Grammy Award nomination for Best Rock Album. The band won the Grammy for Best Hard Rock Performance for the single, “Crawling”. The disc went on to be certified diamond in 2005, and is currently the best-selling debut album of of the 21st century. The band supported the album with relentless touring, including appearances on Ozzfest and Family Values Tour. The band avoided the sophomore slump when their second album, 2003’s Meteora, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200. The album spawned an astounding five hit singles, and the band toured the world with support from P.O.D., Story of The Year, and Hoobastank. That summer, Metallica invited Linkin Park to take part in their Summer Sanitarium Tour. Over the next seven years, Linkin Park released two more studio LPs – 2007’s Minutes To Midnight and 2010’s A Thousand Suns. Both records debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 and quickly went platinum. In 2012, the band released their latest effort, Living Things. Once again, the band took the #1 spot on the Billboard Top 200. They co-headlined the Honda Civic Tour with Incubus, and played Australia’s Soundwave Festival alongside Metallica, Paramore, Slayer, and others. Linkin Park’s sixth studio album is due out this summer. In addition to the Carnivores Tour, the band is slated to play Download Festival, Rock am Ring, and Rock im Park in Europe.

30 Secs to Mars bandThirty Seconds To Mars formed in Los Angeles, CA in 1998. Since then, they have released four studio albums and three EPs that have sold over 10 million copies combined. The band’s 2002 self-titled debut LP hit #107 on the Billboard Top 200, and supported bands like Incubus, Chevelle, Sevendust, and Puddle of Mudd on tour. Their sophomore effort, 2006′s A Beautiful Liehit #36 on the Billboard Top 200. The album produced four singles, including the smash-hit “The Kill”. The album went on to be certified platinum. They supported the album by touring with The Used and Linkin Park, and playing several festivals including Rock am Ring, Pinkpop, Download Festival, and more. In 2009, the band re-grouped in the studio and released their third album, This Is WarThe album hit #18 on the Billboard Top 200, and featured another smash single, “Kings and Queens”. The band toured relentlessly in support of the album, and set a Guinness World Record for “Longest Concert Tour by a Rock Band”, playing 309 shows in just over two years. In May 2013, Thirty Seconds to Mars released their much-anticipated fourth studio album, Love Lust Faith + Dreams. The disc debuted at #6 on the Billboard Top 200, giving the band it’s first Top 10 hit record. Throughout their decorated career, Thirty Seconds To Mars have garnered 6 Kerrang! Awards, 1 Billboard Music Award, 1 NME Award, and 11 MTV Awards in 4 countries. Over the summer, Thirty Seconds To Mars took home the award for Best Rock Video at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards for their single, “Up In The Air”. This year’s win marks the band’s third VMA win. Throughout their career, Thirty Seconds To Mars have been nominated for twelve Video Music Awards.

AFI are enjoying some of the greatest success of their 23-year career. The band formedAFI band in 1991, and released their debut album, Answer That and Stay Fashionable, in 1995. In 1997 and 1998, the band underwent two lineup changes, and today the resulting lineup is still together. After garnering a cult following through their first four albums, AFI got their first taste of commercial success when their fifth album, The Art of Drowning, cracked the Billboard Top 200 chart at #174 in 2000. Relentless touring helped propel the band’s next record, 2003’s Sing The Sorrow, to #5 on the Billboard Top 200. The disc has since been certified platinum. In 2007, AFI performed at the Live Earth Concert at Giants Stadium in New York alongside Bon Jovi, The Police, Dave Matthews Band, John Mayer, The Smashing Pumpkins, Fall Out Boy, Taking Back Sunday, Keith Urban, Melissa Etheridge, and others. The band’s latest effort, Burials, is some of the best material of their career. Released in late 2013 via Republic Records, the album debuted at #9 on the Billboard Top 200 and #2 on Billboard Hard Rock Albums. – by Matt Bishop


Aug. 8 − West Palm Beach, FL (Cruzan Amphitheatre)
Aug. 9 − Tampa, FL (Steinbrenner Field)
Aug. 12 − Charlotte, NC (Verizon Wireless)
Aug. 13 − Bristow, VA (Jiffy Lube Live)
Aug. 15 − Camden, NJ (Susquehanna Bank Center)
Aug. 16 − Mansfield, MA (Comcast Center)
Aug. 18 − Holmdale, NJ (PNC Bank Arts Center)
Aug. 19 − Wantagh, NY (Jones Beach)
Aug. 21 − Buffalo, NY (Darien Lake)
Aug. 23 − Montreal, QC (Parc Jean Drepeau)
Aug. 24 − Toronto, ON (Air Canada Center)
Aug. 26 − St. Paul, MN (Minnesota St. Fair)
Aug. 27 − Winnipeg, SK (MTS Center)
Aug. 29 − Chicago, IL (First Midwest Bank Pavilion)
Aug. 30 − Detroit, MI (DTE Energy Music Theatre)
Sept. 5 − Houston, TX (Cynthia Woods Pavilion)
Sept. 6 − Dallas, TX (Geza Energy Pavilion)
Sept. 8 − Denver, CO (Fiddler’s Green)
Sept. 10 − Phoenix, AZ (US Airways Arena)
Sept. 11 − Irvine, CA (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre)
Sept. 13 − Quincy, WA (The Gorge)
Sept. 15 − Hollywood, CA (Hollywood Bowl)
Sept. 16 − San Diego, CA (Sleep Train Amphitheatre)
Sept. 18 − Sacramento, CA (Sleep Train Amphitheatre)
Sept. 19 − Concord, CA (Concord Pavilion)