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31 Aug
2012

By Phil DeSimone

On a typical hot and humid day in Houston, the Honda Civic tour feat MuteMath, Incubus and Linkin Park came rolling through and heated things up a bit more. This shorter than average summer tour had been the talk of the town amongst the locals and critics alike.

MuteMath kicked things off with a short 30 minute set. Despite the heat, the band came out decked in business-casual attire and got the crowd a lil more sweaty. For a 30 minute set, MuteMath did a great mix of songs off all 3 of their albums, ending their set with the infamous “Reset”.

Incubus, the touring kings, were up next and this was such a special treat, because the band is planning on taking a break for a little bit after this tour. These guys have toured for many years non-stop and are some of the most seasoned performers I’ve seen to date.

About halfway during their set, Brandon Boyd said “Hello Dallas”, which is where they played the previous night. Though there were some immediate boos, Brandon quickly realized his mistake and apologized. Lead guitarist Mike Einziger then stated an interesting fact. “Wow, after 21 years of being a band, that has never happened”. Immediately boos turned into applause.

Towards the end of the set, Incubus added their own renditions of “Hello” by Lionel Ritchie and “I Need You Tonight” by INXS, which sounded unexpectedly awesome and received an immediate positive response from those in attendance.

Linkin Park took the stage right on time and opened up with “A Place For My Head”. These guys thrive off the live show and the response the crowd gives them. Mike Shinoda said multiple times how much he loved the response Houston was giving. All members were in great form and Chester’s voice was impressively young sounding as if all those years of touring and screaming every night have had no effect on his voice.

Lights and sound effects certainly complimented the show and the stage set up was shown off even more when lots of fire effects were shown off when the band performed “Burn it Down”.

What really got my blood flowing was when Chester integrated “Sabotage” by the Beastie Boys, into “Bleed it Out”. Aggressive rhymes and scratchy yells complimented this song so well and the crowd went nuts.

Performing a great mix of classics and some newer material, it was another great Honda Civic tour that should not be missed. This is only a 20 date tour which is coming quickly to an end. Make sure to catch it if it comes by your area.

09 Aug
2012

The Honda Civic tour has returned again this summer with its most solid lineup yet featuring co-headliners Linkin Park and Incubus. Mutemath will be the support band. The tour will be hitting several amphitheaters across the country.

Linkin Park’s newest release Living Things debuted at #1 this June. In a recent conference call interview, lead singer Chester Bennington talks about the significance of the milestone: “I’ve always felt that we just made the best record that we could make at the time. So for people, for our fans, it’s really more of a testament to our fans than to us. It really is a testament to how enthusiastic our fan base is about what we do in the studio.”.

For Incubus, for the first time without a label since the mid-90s, this tour might be their last for a while. Frontman Brandon Boyd remarked that “we’ll probably take another break. Hopefully it won’t be as long. But what we like to do is arrive with the best of intentions and try and create music from a sense of urgency as well as purity and not necessarily based on a schedule.”

Both Chester and Brandon agree that their mutual respect for each others bands and shared fan base made the idea of touring together a no-brainer.

Chester: “…it feels like I’ve probably tried to figure out a way to get Linkin Park and Incubus on the road together at least once per cycle since probably Meteora. It just goes to show how difficult it can be to actually get two headlining groups together. ”

Brandon: “We have a lot of mutual listeners, of our bands, and I think that it’s one of those things that once the idea was floated, and we really kind of caught onto it, that it seemed like, ‘Why haven’t we done this yet?,’ type of a thing.”

Honda Civic Tour Dates:

8/11 Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live*
8/12 Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena*
8/14 Boston, MA @ Comcast Center
8/17 Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center
8/19 Atlanta, GA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
8/21 Detroit, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills
8/22 Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
8/24 Chicago, IL @ First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre
8/25 Indianapolis, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
8/27 Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion
8/28 Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
8/30 Denver, CO @ Comfort Dental Amphitheatre
9/5 Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome
9/7 Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
9/10 San Diego, CA @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre

*Incubus will not appear at this event

16 Apr
2012


Through their official website, www.linkinpark.com, LINKIN PARK has announced a June 26th release date for their new album, LIVING THINGS (Machine Shop Recordings/Warner Bros.). The album is co-produced by Rick Rubin (Adele, Metallica) and Linkin Park vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, Mike Shinoda, who co-produced Linkin Park’s last two albums. Rolling Stone magazine says, “The material is the band’s most powerful since its megahit 2000 debut.”

The first single from the new album, “BURN IT DOWN,” premiered today on radio, and is now available through iTunes (take a listen here). Starting later today, fans can pre-order LIVING THINGS from the band’s website, www.linkinpark.com, and will receive an immediate download of the single. All orders come with a monthly subscription to receive eight new LIVING THINGS remixes.

The band also announced that it will be co-headlining the 2012 Honda Civic Tour with Incubus, along with support from Mutemath. The tour will be kicking off August 11th in Bristow, Virginia @ Jiffy Lube Live. Tickets begin going on sale to the general public the weekend of April 27, but anyone who pre-orders the album at www.linkinpark.com will gain access beginning on April 24th to buy tickets for the tour. Fans will also be able to buy LP Underground fan club memberships at a discounted rate, and earn the right to buy tickets first, get early access to the venues, and be eligible for meet and greets with the band.

Ticket sales for members of Linkin Park’s fan club will begin April 23rd at www.linkinpark.com. Incubus fan club pre-sales will begin April 25th at www.incubushq.com. For pre-sale information, “like” Honda Civic Tour on Facebook and visit www.hondacivictour.com to receive tour news and sign up for email updates. Check www.hondacivictour.com for on-sale in each market.

Since 2001, Honda Civic Tour has provided music fans with an amazing concert experience at a great value — offering various ticket prices, so there’s something for everyone. “Linkin Park and Incubus fans have grown up together,” said Chester Bennington of Linkin Park. “We’re looking forward to bringing them all together for a great night of music.” Brandon Boyd from Incubus adds, “We’re going to have a blast on this tour, and I know the fans will too.”

Continuing a Civic Tour tradition, fans will have an opportunity to check out Linkin Park’s customized and autographed Honda Civic Si Coupe and Honda CBR250R motorcycle — which will be displayed at every tour stop.

USA
Honda Civic Tour Dates:

8/11 Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live*
8/12 Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena*
8/14 Boston, MA @ Comcast Center
8/17 Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center
8/19 Atlanta, GA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
8/21 Detroit, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills
8/22 Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
8/24 Chicago, IL @ First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre
8/25 Indianapolis, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
8/27 Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion
8/28 Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
8/30 Denver, CO @ Comfort Dental Amphitheatre
9/5 Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome
9/7 Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
9/10 San Diego, CA @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre

*Incubus will not appear at this event

CANADA
Linkin Park with Incubus:

9/4 Vancouver @ Rogers Arena

About Honda Civic Tour
Produced by Marketing Factory, the Honda Civic Tour brings innovation and environmental consciousness to the masses by combining automotive technology and contemporary music.

About Honda Civic
One of the best-selling compact cars in the United States, the Civic features a lineup of six distinct models: the conventional gasoline-powered Civic Sedan and Civic Coupe, two high-performance Civic Si models, gasoline-electric Civic Hybrid, the Civic Natural Gas and Civic HF high fuel economy model. The Civic lineup embodies the Honda brand values of ‘clean, safe and fun’ with the Civic HF achieving an EPA-estimated fuel economy rating(1) of 41 mpg on the highway. The Civic Hybrid’s EPA-estimated fuel economy rating(1) is 44/44/44 city/highway/combined. The Civic sedan has earned top safety ratings from NHTSA and a ‘TOP SAFETY PICK’ designation from IIHS. Now in its ninth-generation, the Civic remains one of the most fun-to-drive compact cars on the road today. The Civic sedan starts at a suggested retail price(2) (MSRP) of $15,995 and is available at Honda dealerships nationwide. For high-resolution photos, broadcast quality video and media information of the entire 2012 Civic lineup, visit www.hondanews.com.

16 Aug
2011

Written by Morgan Bailas, Photos by Josh Lowe

One word I would never associate with Blink 182 would be ‘serious’. But I kept coming back to it after experiencing the 2011 Honda Civic Tour in Hartford, CT, on August 14. Blink 182 and their fans are serious. Serious about having a fucking good time.

It first became apparent that this show was going to be entertaining as I attempted to journey through pouring rain across multiple parking lots to reach the Comcast Theater. The first band was to go on at 7, and it was 6:40 but most everyone was still tailgating outside in the parking lots. It had been raining all day in Connecticut, to the point of the National Weather service issuing flood warnings, but it seemed like these fans hadn’t noticed. There was nary a rain poncho in sight. The accessories of choice appeared to be rain boots, Blink 182 shirts from past tours, beer cans and not giving a damn about the weather. These fans were having the time of their life before the show even started, and I almost wished I had arrived earlier to take part in the experience.

Rushing inside to catch the first band, Manchester Orchestra, turned out to be a good call. They were out supporting their newest album, Simple Math. I had been surprised to learn that they were supporting on this tour, as it didn’t seem like they fit with the rest of the line up. Manchester Orchestra, fronted by Andy Hull, is a band that is known for their emotional songs, with Hull’s masterfully heart wrenching lyrics as the centerpiece.

It was my first Manchester Orchestra experience, and I had been waiting for years to hear Andy Hull sing in all his bearded, angelic-voiced glory. They came out quietly with no intro, and launched right into their set starting with “Pride”. They included few new songs such as “Deer”, but played more of their older material including “Everything to Nothing” and “Shake It Out”. They seemed to try to stick with their more powerful, upbeat songs. I could see why; their slower material would have probably not translated as well to such a large venue, and been lost on the crowd expecting a rock show. For an indie rock band from Atlanta, GA, they seemed to be winning in the battle of gaining the support of the pop-punk loving crowd.

My Chemical Romance was up next, and the crowd’s response to them was extraordinary. When the lights dimmed, the roar of the crowd was at the volume of deafening usually reserved for headliners. My Chemical Romance has been touring almost non-stop since the release in November 2010 of their most recent album, Danger Days: The True Lives of Fabulous Killjoys. Their set was fun in a glam-rock way, including the gimmick of huge colorful balloons that dropped onto the crowd for the crowd to bat around like beach balls. That is, until they reached the stage where a red-headed Gerard Way would pop them, showering the crowd with hunks of glitter. Their set focused more on their newest release, playing the tracks “House of Wolves”, and “Planetary (Go!)”. But they didn’t forget about the crowd pleasers “Helena”, and “I’m Not Okay”, which had the kids singing along.

By the time the time Blink 182 was to take the stage at 9:20, the Comcast Theater was utterly packed. Tailgating was over outside, though the drinking and festivities continued in the theater until the house lights went down. If I had thought the crowd’s reception to My Chemical Romance’s set had been enthusiastic, I was not prepared for the staggering volume of the crowd inside the venue as Blink began with “Feeling This”. Thankful for my earplugs, I couldn’t help but be swept away in waves of nostalgia as Blink 182 ran through what was essentially a greatest hits set. They did include four new songs that are off their forthcoming studio album, Neighborhoods, which is set for release on September 27. Their stage banter throughout the night was downright hysterical, starting out with the band renaming Hartford to “Hardford”, complete with hard-on jokes.

Tom fell on his ass during the second song of the night and Mark called him out, which rapidly deteriorated into dirty “your mom” jokes. It reminded me of listening to their live album The Mark, Tom and Travis Show, which showcased their crude stage banter that they have been known for throughout their career. After nearly six albums and starting off in the 90’s, Blink 182 still manages to put on a great live show musically and be hilarious in an organic, unforced way.Manchester Orchestra and My Chemical Romance were great, but Blink 182’s headlining set tipped the scales to make the 10th
Honda Civic Tour the most enjoyable tour I’ve caught this summer.

15 Aug
2011

Words and photos by Keeyahtay Lewis (DeadBoltPhotos.com)

This year’s Honda Civic Tour features My Chemical Romance and Blink 182. To say that kids are excited for the return of Blink 182 would absolutely be an understatement. I was able to catch the Jones Beach tour stop on 8/7/11 with openers Alkaline Trio.

I think it is a bit difficult to open a show like this at 7 pm. The sun is still out, people are still trickling in, the lights aren’t up, it can’t be easy. But Alkaline Trio made the best of it. They had a short set packed with energy and some hits. This was my first time seeing them but I thought they sounded fantastic and did a great job of getting the audience ready for a night of killer music.

Next up were crowd favorites A Chemical Romance. They definitely came to rage. The energy was incredibly high, lazer lights were out, and the audience loved every second of it. The set was filled with hits and everyone sang along to every word. The band sounded tight and singer Gerard Way stalked the stage like he owned it.

Last up were the band that most people came to see. Chants of 1-8-2 rang out before they took the stage. When they came out everyone exploded. Blink 182 played like they were still 20 year olds making snotty punk music, and I mean that in a good way. Mark Hoppus bounced around the whole time and it didn’t look like he aged at all in the last 15 years. Drummer Travis Barker was furious on the kit and Tom Delonge sang like he had something to prove.

Being around as long as Blink has been around, every song was a hit. The band kept the banter going in between songs and it felt like 1999 all over again. All in all, it was a pretty great night for music. The rain came early, but no one let that stop them from having a great time.

04 Aug
2011

This Friday, the Honda Civic Tour with Blink 182 and My Chemical Romance kicks off with a show at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ. Thanks to the generous people at Fuse TV (home of Blink 182′s Mark Hoppus’s weekly TV show Hoppus on Music airing Fridays at 11P/10C), we’re able to offer you TWO tickets to the concert this Friday! We could just say “Here, take the tickets!” but no, you have to do a LITTLE bit of work.

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Good luck!

01 Sep
2010

As the summer draws to an end, we’re reminded of kids going back to school, new cars being rolled out and cooler weather. Fortunately, the Honda Civic Tour continues for almost three more weeks! Tonight, the tour comes to the Arena at Gwinnet Center in Atlanta, GA.

One of the best parts of the Honda Civic Tour has been how accessible the bands have been. On the tour’s facebook page (www.facebook.com/HondaCivicTour), videos are uploaded everyday by the bands. This past week has featured almost daily videos of the behind the scenes antics of tour headliner Paramore just hanging out and answering fan questions. Be sure to head over to the tour facebook page at www.facebook.com/HondaCivicTour to watch the videos and check out the remaining dates of the tour.

Oh one last thing. For a LIMITED time, we’re able to offer you a FREE MP3! Download Paramore’s “Careful” now by clicking the image below! Don’t wait, this download won’t be around for long!


05 Aug
2010


Since 2001, the Honda Civic Tour has been featuring some of the best bands in rock music every summer while also giving away amazing prizes. This year, Paramore is headlining the tour with support from indie darlings Tegan and Sara, pop punk veterans New Found Glory and the especially unique, newly discovered group Kadawatha. You can check out some cool exclusive photos and videos of the tour from the bands and fans at the Honda Civic Tour Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/HondaCivicTour The tour kicked off in July but there are plenty of more cities left. You can check out the remaining dates and buy tickets here.

Besides the great music, you can win a ton of prizes at the Honda Civic Tour. If you head over to the tour’s Facebook page, you can play the “Gimme More Paramore Game” and try to win prizes that range from meeting the band to a signed tour program & CD!


And while you’re there make sure to check out the official tour car, the Paramore Honda Civic!

http://www.facebook.com/HondaCivicTour