The 2012 Honda Civic Tour will feature two hard-rock heavy hitters, Linkin Park and Incubus, according to Live Nation. The September 10 Cricket Wireless date is scheduled to be the last US stop and tickets for the general public will go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 28. The Grammy nominated band Mutemath was also confirmed as the opener for the tour.
Dubbed as co-headliners, Linkin Park will tour behind their album, Living Things, to be released June 26. The album’s first single, “Burn It Down,” was released April 24 via iTunes. Linkin Park last performed in San Diego in front of a sold-out crowd in February of 2011 at Viejas Arena. The band was awarded the Grammy for Best Hard Rock Performance in 2002 for its debut album, Hybrid Theory.
Incubus rocked the 2011 91X-Fest with their multi-genre sound, touring behind the 2011 album, If Not Now, When? The single “Drive,” off their album Make Yourself, secured the band’s mainstream success in 1999. “Pardon Me,” the acoustic version, originated from this album due to radio disc jockeys shunning the original recording. The acoustic version birthed the highly successful When Incubus Attacks (Vol. 1) EP, released in 2000.
The alt-rock, electronica band, Mutemath will open the show. No stranger to San Diego, Mutemath performed at 4th & B this past February and headlined a packed UCSD show in October 2010. SoundDiego was present at the latter show, which included an eye-catching, light- and smoke-filled stage and a syncopated performance.
Fan club members of Linkin Park got first dibs on tickets on April 23 via the band's website. Fans who pre-order Living Things will be able to purchase tickets on April 24. Incubus fans will have pre-sale access via their site on April 25. Tickets are $42.50-$124.75, available through Live Nation’s website and include applicable service fees.