By Jay Tilles
Linkin Park, Thirty Seconds To Mars and AFI held a press conference this morning, (March 4) at Milk Studios in Hollywood, CA to announce this summer’s Carnivores Tour (dates below). The news leaked ahead of time on band fan site, Linkin Park Association. Tickets go on sale this Friday, March 7.
“We share a lot of fans,” said Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda during the conference. “When I listen to the radio, I don’t hear a lot of that visceral guitar rock right now. I feel like this is a great moment for these bands to come together and hit the road.”
“This is a dream come true,” added Thirty Seconds to Mars frontman Jared Leto. “To stand on a stage in front of the Linkin Park army and the Mars army…it’s going to be an incredible adventure. It’s a meeting of the minds and something people are not going to want to miss. An orgy of art and music.”
Yesterday (March 3), Linkin Park revealed a 21 second song clip via YouTube, which is likely called “The Hunting Party 6.14,” based off a notepad visible on the recording console under guitarist Brad Delson. Sources close to the band say this harder edged track is not unlike many of the album’s songs. This would signify a departure from the band’s most recent EDM-leaning singles.
In February, Mike Shinoda blew the dust off his blog to bring fans up to speed on the new album saying, “I’ve been spending 10-12 hours a day in the studio–jamming, experimenting, writing, recording, re-writing, re-recording…searching for the sound that truly captures where we’re at as a band right now. Something bold and energetic. Something with a balance between the chaos and order. As ever, we’re digging deep to craft the best songs that will set the tone for the next step, that will draw a line between what we’re doing and everything else. We can’t wait for you to hear it this summer.”