This last week, Linkin Park and Incubus had set out on the much anticipated Honda Civic Tour featuring special guests, Mutemath. The tour, which began on August 11th in Bristow, Virginia, is set to promote Linkin Park’s latest record, “LIVING THINGS”, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard charts along with the lead single, “BURN IT DOWN”. However, for Incubus, this tour will be doing quite the opposite. In our recent chat with both Chester Bennington and Brandon Boyd, Boyd revealed that this tour will be the end of Incubus’ touring cycle for their latest release, entitled “If Not Now, When?”.
In the past, the Honda Civic Tour has featured artists such as Blink-182, My Chemical Romance, Paramore, and Panic! At The Disco. This year’s tour could easily be considered as much heavier in musical sound. However, the bands aren’t looking to one-up former acts. “We kind of don’t really look at what the other artists have done on these tours and kind of go, ‘Okay, what do we think we should do?’. We’re just going to go out and do what our fans want from us which is play songs that they’re familiar with and catch up on some on the new music and become familiar with that. We’re just going to come out and put on the highest-energy show we can”, Chester explained. Brandon then continued, saying, “It’s a good moment and a great opportunity to have two big giant rock & roll bands sharing a stage. I just think that’s going to be better than either of us would do in our own show.”
Fans who have been to the first few shows on the tour have said that the live performances have given the audience “a connection that spans generations.” Others say Linkin Park’s setlist was a “perfect, well balanced mix of old and new music”. Another fan said the band’s use of stage pyrotechnics was so incredible that she almost cried.
We will be reviewing the Honda Civic Tour’s stop on Friday, August 17th in Camden, New Jersey. This is not a show anyone should miss out on – so get your tickets now!
Linkin Park’s new album “LIVING THINGS” is in stores now.