On Tuesday, August 21, this year’s Honda Civic Tour will once again make a stop in the Detroit area.
This time the tour will be visiting the Palace of Auburn Hills with co-headliners Linkin Park and Incubus along with opener MuteMath.
“The fact that Incubus gets to come out and perform a full headlining set and soul production and Linkin Park gets to come out and perform our full headlining set with personal production and everything is kind of special,” shared Linkin Park vocalist Chester Bennington.
Incubus vocalist Brandon Boyd went on to add, “On the Honda Civic Tour you’re going to see, I know from the Incubus point of view it’s going to be an amalgamation of three or four different productions and ideas that we’ve been utilizing throughout this touring cycle. It’s going to be like kind of the best of all worlds that people have seen thus far.”
The annual Honda Civic Tour, which is sponsored by the Honda Motor Company, began back in 2001 and has seen a number of big acts along the way from Maroon 5 to the Black Eyed Peas to last year’s co-headliners My Chemical Romance and Blink 182.
Each year the tour has provided music fans with an amazing concert experience at a great value.
This year’s tour is a bit shorter than past outings with only 17 dates scheduled.
The Honda Civic Tour is also known for the fact that the bands or one of the bands get together every year to customize a Honda Civic for concert patrons to win in a raffle.
This year, Linkin Park was chosen to design a Honda Civic Si and a CBR250R motorcycle, which they based off of our their new album Living Things.
Living Things came out in June and immediately debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 charts with first single “Burn It Down” also seeing a lot of success.
The album is co-produced by Rick Rubin (Metallica) and Linkin Park vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, Mike Shinoda, who co-produced Linkin Park’s last two albums.
Incubus is still touring behind their 2011 release If Not Now, When? and yesterday released a CD/DVD collection of six intimate free concerts the band broadcasted last year live on the Internet from West Hollywood.
The collection, Incubus HQ Live, comes in a 18-track version or a 28-track version, as well as a limited-edition box set available.
MuteMath are touring in support of their latest album, Odd Soul, which came out in October.
Tuesday’s Honda Civic Tour show at the Palace starts at 6:30 pm. Doors open at 5 pm.