Kicking off in Bristow, VA on August 11th, the 18 shows run for a total of 31 days across North America, including three shows in western Canada - a place the band has not visited since the Meteora World Tour when it hit Vancouver in February 2004 over 8 years ago. The tour ends on September 10 in Chula Vista, CA. The tour does not hit the band's hometown of Los Angeles, CA or a big city they've played every US tour - New York City, but there are two pretty noticeable gaps in the tour between the Mansfield, MA / Camden, NJ shows and the Mountain View, CA and Chula Vista, CA dates. Maybe something will get added! The two festivals are also in Canada - X-FEST in Calgary and SONiC BOOM in Edmonton.
After LP canceled three shows last year in the US (Washington D.C., Uncasville, and Cincinnati), fans will be happy to know that all three cities are being revisited on this tour (Bristow for the DC show, Uncasville with the same venue, and Cincinnati with the amphitheatre).
Venue-wise, this is the first time the band has not played the Lakewood Amphitheatre in Atlanta (in the summer)...moving to Alpharetta's Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre (which Incubus headlined last year) instead. Also instead of the usual Clarkston,MI DTE Music Center, the tour hits Auburn Hills, MI's Palace instead. One venue will get their SIXTH Linkin Park show - Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA (2001, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2011, & 2012).
Also, Incubus will not be playing the first two shows of this tour.
08/11 Bristow, VA, Jiffy Lube Live (2011 make-up) (no Incubus)
08/12 Uncasville, CT, Mohegan Sun Arena (2011 make-up) (no Incubus)
08/14 Mansfield, MA, Comcast Center
08/17 Camden, NJ, Susquehanna Bank Center
08/19 Alpharetta, GA, Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
08/21 Auburn Hills, MI, The Palace at Auburn Hills
08/22 Cincinnati, OH, Riverbend Music Center (2011 make-up)
08/24 Tinley Park, IL, First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
08/25 Noblesville, IN, Klipsch Music Center
08/27 Dallas, TX, Gexa Energy Pavilion
08/28 Woodlands, TX, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
08/30 Englewood, CO, Comfort Dental Amphitheatre
09/01 Calgary, AB, Fort Calgary - X-FEST
09/02 Edmonton, AB, Edmonton EXPO Center - SONiC BOOM
09/04 Vancouver, BC, Rogers Arena (not a Honda Civic Tour show, but Incubus and MUTEMATH will be playing)
09/05 Tacoma, WA, Tacoma Dome
09/07 Mountain View, CA, Shoreline Amphitheatre
09/10 Chula Vista, CA, Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
Ticket information here.
Full 2012 tour dates via LPL here.
Thoughts? Who's going to a show or multiple shows?
EDIT: Two festivals were added in Canada!
EDIT 2: The Honda press release confirms MUTEMATH will be opening the tour.