Hot off the recent success of its album “A Thousand Suns,” rock outfit Linkin Park announced its first North American tour since 2008 Monday (Nov. 15). Dates kick off Jan. 20 in Sunrise, Fla., with shows scheduled through Feb. 26.
While the band hasn’t played a full-fledged U.S. tour since 2008, Linkin Park recently completed a European tour and was voted the Best Live Act at the 2010 MTV European Music Awards.
Fans can expect a mix of old and new material throughout the tour, as well as a strong visual presence, according to vocalist Chester Bennington.
“A Thousand Suns” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart back in September, and eight weeks later, is still charting on the 200, this week at No. 33. The album, the band’s fourth, has sold 472,000 copies so far, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
“Waiting For the End,” the second single off “A Thousand Suns,” reaches No. 3 this week on Billboard’s Alternative Songs chart, which will be published Thursday (11/18) on Billboard.com. Lead single “The Catalyst” peaked at No. 27 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart back in early October, as well as No. 1 for four weeks on the Alternative Songs chart and No. 1 for five weeks on the Rock Songs chart.
Here are Linkin Park’s North American tour dates:
(With Pendulum and Does It Offend You ,Yeah?)
Jan. 20: Sunrise, Fla. (Bank Atlantic Center)
Jan. 22: Tampa, Fla. (St. Pete Times Forum)
Jan. 23: Atlanta, Ga. (Phillips Arena)
Jan. 25: Detroit, Mich. (Joe Louis Arena)
Jan. 26: Chicago, Ill. (United Center)
Jan. 28: Minneapolis, Minn. (Xcel Energy Center)
Jan. 29: Kansas City, Mo. (Sprint Center)
Jan. 31: Philadelphia, Pa. (Wells Fargo Center)
Feb. 1: Boston, Ma. (TD Garden)
Feb. 4: New York, N.Y. (Madison Square Garden)
Feb. 7: Montreal, Quebec (Bell Centre)
Feb. 8: Toronto, Onatario (Air Canada Centre)
Feb. 10: Washington, D.C. (Verizon Center)
Feb. 11: Uncasville, Conn. (Mohegan Sun)
(With The Prodigy)
Feb. 15: Houston, Tex. (Toyota Center)
Feb. 17: Dallas, Tex. (American Airlines Center)
Feb. 19: Las Vegas, Nev. (MGM Grand – Garden Arena)
Feb. 20: San Diego, Calif. (Viejas Arena)
Feb. 23: Los Angeles, Calif. (Staples Center)
Feb. 25: Salt Lake City, Utah (Energy Solutions Arena)
Feb. 26: Denver, Col. (Pepsi Center)