Back in September, [article id="1649068"]Linkin Park's Chester Bennington told MTV News[/article] that his band would be touring the U.S. "from the end of January until probably the middle of March" and that said tour was going to be "pretty badass."
And it looks like he's a man of his word. On Monday (November 15), Linkin Park announced the dates for their A Thousand Suns North American tour, which kicks off January 20 in Sunrise, Florida, and crisscrosses the continent until the end of February. Oh, and on that whole badass tip, they've tapped the freaking Prodigy to open several of the shows. Pendulum and Does It Offend You, Yeah? will open all other dates, and they're pretty badass too.
The tour marks LP's first extended run of North American dates in nearly three years, and in celebration of their return to the road, the band is including a special bonus with each ticket purchased: Fans will immediately be able to download a live recording of the show they just attended via a secret code. Additionally, $1 from each ticket purchased will go to the band's Music for Relief charity, which benefits victims of natural disasters and spreads awareness about issues like global warming.
Tickets will go on sale to the general public Saturday, but LP fans can get advance access to the best seats through special pre-sales. For more information on tickets to all shows, check out Linkin Park's website.
Dates for Linkin Park's A Thousand Suns Tour:
» 1/20 - Sunrise, FL @ Bank Atlantic Center
» 1/22 - Tampa, FL @ St Pete Times Forum
» 1/23 - Atlanta, GA @ Phillips Arena
» 1/25 - Detroit, MI @ Joe Louis Arena
» 1/26 - Chicago, IL @ United Center
» 1/28 - Minneapolis, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
» 1/29 - Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
» 1/31 - Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
» 2/1 - Boston, MA @ TD Garden
» 2/4 - New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
» 2/7 - Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
» 2/8 - Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
» 2/10 - Washington DC @ Verizon Center
» 2/15 - Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
» 2/17 - Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
» 2/19 - Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden Arena
» 2/20 - San Diego @ Viejas Arena
» 2/23 - Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center
» 2/25 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Energy Solutions Arena
» 2/26 - Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
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