Linkin Park & 30 Seconds to Mars join forces for tour

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In what is sure to be one of rock’s most highly anticipated tours of the year, Linkin Park have announced plans to team up with 30 Seconds to Mars for a summer outing. Along with AFI, the bands will bring their “Carnivores” tour to Massachusetts for a night at the Xfinity Center in Mansfield on Saturday, August 16. Tickets for the show, which range in price from $26 to $85, will go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. through Live Nation.

“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,” declared Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda in a press release. 30 Seconds to Mars’ 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.”

Linkin Park will be touring in support of their forthcoming album, The Hunting Party. The band’s sixth studio effort and follow-up to 2012’s Living Things will be released on June 14. Fans can get a taste of the new material with lead single “Guilty All the Same”, which features rapper Rakim and is available to download through Shazam.

For Leto, the tour’s announcement comes on the heels of a massive career achievement. On Sunday, he took home an Oscar after winning the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in “Dallas Buyers Club”.

30 Seconds to Mars continue to tour in support of 2013’s Love, Lust, Faith and Dreams. The band’s fourth studio effort and follow-up to 2009’s This Is War debuted at #6 on the Billboard 200 after its release last May. Co-produced by Leto and Steve Lillywhite (U2, Dave Matthews Band), the concept album features singles “Up in the Air” and “City of Angels”.

AFI will be promoting their latest album, 2013’s Burials. Released in October, the band’s ninth studio effort and follow-up to 2009’s Crash Love debuted at #9 on the Billboard 200. It features singles “I Hope You Suffer” and “17 Crimes”.

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