blink-182 and My Chemical Romance to Co-Headline 2011 Honda Civic Tour
Annual Concert Series Celebrates 10th Anniversary with 40+ Date U.S. Tour Launching August 5
TORRANCE, Calif. - Celebrating 10 years of bringing the hottest acts in music across the country, American Honda Motor Co., Inc. is proud to present the 2011 Honda Civic Tour featuring blink-182 and My Chemical Romance. The annual summer concert series is marking its deca-versary by bringing back blink-182, the inaugural artist from the first Honda Civic Tour in 2001, along with My Chemical Romance for a 40-plus date nationwide trek beginning on Friday, August 5. Support acts for the anniversary tour include Manchester Orchestra, Rancid and Matt & Kim.
The Honda Civic Tour will offer tickets priced for maximum affordability for all fans, providing an awesome musical experience at an incredible value. Members of the blink-182 and My Chemical Romance fan clubs will have access to exclusive pre-sale tickets on Monday, June 6. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, June 10 at Ticketmaster.com and LiveNation.com . Become a fan today and “like” the Honda Civic Tour Facebook profile to gain access to presale tickets on Wednesday, June 8 as well as tour updates, at www.Facebook.com/HondaCivicTour .
Since 2001, the Honda Civic Tour has provided over two million fans with an exclusive, interactive concert experience featuring up-close and personal access to their favorite bands, including Paramore, The Black Eyed Peas, Fall Out Boy, Everclear, Incubus, Good Charlotte, New Found Glory, Dashboard Confessional, Maroon 5 and Panic at the Disco. This summer’s tour is expected to play to another 500,000 fans in total.
“With the tenth anniversary of the Civic tour and the launch of the all-new ninth generation Civic, the timing couldn’t have been better to bring back one of the biggest bands from tours past,” said Tom Peyton, Honda brand manager for American Honda Motor Co., Inc. “This year’s lineup of blink-182 and My Chemical Romance is fun, exciting, hard-rocking and energetic - everything the Civic Tour has stood for over the past 10 years.”
“It’s great to be going back out on the Honda Civic Tour,” said Mark Hoppus of blink-182. “We had a blast kicking off the tour ten years ago, and this summer we’ll be taking it to the next level with our friends My Chemical Romance.”
“We are looking forward to heading out on the road this summer with blink-182,” said Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance. “The line-up for the Honda Civic Tour over the last decade has featured some great bands, and we’re excited to be a part of it.”
Continuing a Honda Civic Tour tradition, Honda will present fans with an opportunity to check out one-of-a-kind vehicles that have been customized and autographed by the headlining bands. blink-182’s 2012 Honda Civic Si Coupe and My Chemical Romance’s Honda CBR250R motorcycle will be on display at each tour stop.
2011 Honda Civic Tour
FRI August 5 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center *
SAT August 6 Wantagh, NY Nikon Theatre at Jones Beach *
SUN August 7 Wantagh, NY Nikon Theatre at Jones Beach ~
TUE August 9 Boston, MA Comcast Center *
THU August 11 Buffalo, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center *
FRI August 12 Washington, DC Jiffy Lube Live *
SAT August 13 Hershey, PA Hershey Park Pavilion *
SUN August 14 Hartford, CT The Comcast Theatre *
FRI August 19 St. Louis, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre *
SAT August 20 Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Pavilion *
SUN August 21 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center *
TUE August 23 Milwaukee, WI Marcus Amphitheater *
THU September 1 Seattle, WA White River Amphitheater +
SAT September 3 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheater +
SUN September 4 Denver, CO Comfort Dental Amphitheater +
WED September 7 Minneapolis, MN Xcel Center ^
THU September 8 Des Moines, IA Wells Fargo Arena ~
FRI September 9 Kansas City, MO Sandstone Amphitheater ^
SAT September 10 Indianapolis, IN Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre ^
SUN September 11 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Centre ^
TUE September 13 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center ^
THU September 15 Pittsburgh, PA First Niagara Pavilion ^
FRI September 16 Saratoga, NY SPAC ^
SAT September 17 Philadelphia, PA Susquehanna Bank Center ^
SUN September 18 Virginia Beach, VA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre ^
TUE September 20 Charlotte, NC Charlotte Verizon Wireless Amphitheater ^
WED September 21 Atlanta, GA Lakewood Amphitheater ^
FRI September 23 Miami, FL Cruzan Amphitheater ^
SAT September 24 Tampa, FL 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre ^
MON September 26 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion ^
TUE September 27 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion ^
THU September 29 Albuquerque, NM Journal Pavilion ^
FRI September 30 Phoenix, AZ Tempe Beach Park Amphitheatre ^x
SAT October 1 Anaheim, CA Honda Center ^
SUN October 2 Sacramento, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre ^
TUE October 4 Concord, CA Sleep Train Pavilion at Concord ^
WED October 5 San Francisco, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre ^
FRI October 7 Las Vegas, NV Red Rock Resort, Spa & Casino ^
SAT October 8 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl ^
SAT October 15 San Diego, CA Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre ^
(All dates subject to change - visit www.HondaCivicTour.com for updated information).
* with Manchester Orchestra
+ with Rancid
^ with Matt & Kim
~ support TBA
x no My Chemical Romance
Honda, blink-182 and My Chemical Romance have each engaged in programs in support of the victims of Japan’s Great East Japan Earthquake and massive Tsunami. Blink-182 recently introduced a limited-edition T-shirt at http://shop.bompa.com/blink182 with 100% of profits benefiting relief efforts. My Chemical Romance created http://singitforjapan.com/index, a song available at all digital retailers, with band and label proceeds going to the American Red Cross.
Produced by Marketing Factory, the Honda Civic Tour brings innovation and environmental consciousness to the masses by combining the hottest in automotive technology with the hottest in music. The 2011 Honda Civic Tour is teaming up with non-profit sustainability partner Reverb to ensure a tour that supports the concert series’ dedicated environmental action plan. On-site concert innovations will also aim to encourage fans that it’s “easy to be green” by promoting simple, environmentally-friendly initiatives, games and education. blink-182, My Chemical Romance, Honda and Reverb will be raising awareness around the issues of single use plastics and water quality with non-profit partner Surfrider Foundation, all while engaging fans with fun, interactive exhibits.
About the Honda Civic
Redesigned for the 2012 model year, the Civic lineup features six distinct models: the conventional gasoline-powered Civic Sedan and Civic Coupe, two high-performance Civic Si models, a gasoline-electric Civic Hybrid, a Civic Natural Gas and an all-new Civic HF high fuel economy model. For 2012, all existing Civic models achieve higher EPA fuel-economy ratings1 compared to the 2011 models, up by as much as 8 percent on the highway in Civic Sedans and Coupes equipped with automatic transmissions. The Civic Hybrid achieves an EPA-estimated fuel economy rating2 of 44 mpg city, 44 mpg highway and 44 mpg city/highway combined, making it the most fuel-efficient compact sedan currently available in the U.S. Additionally, the all-new Civic HF model debuts as a value-oriented, high fuel-economy sedan with an EPA-estimated highway fuel economy rating2 of 41 mpg, the highest highway rating for a conventional, gasoline-powered vehicle with an automatic transmission. The Civic went on-sale at Honda dealerships nationwide on April 20 with a suggested retail price2 (MSRP) starting at $15,605.
1 Based on 2012 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.
2 MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $750.00 destination charge and options. Dealer prices may vary.
About Honda CBR250R
The all-new 2011 CBR250R brings a fresh take on the fun side of motorcycling. Beginners and experienced hands alike will key in on the extreme versatility of this sporty, fun-to-ride and affordable new offering from Honda. This dependable and lightweight machine delivers nimble handling, a broad spread of easily accessible power, a 200-plus-mile cruising range and low operating costs all in one. Whether the day calls for a commute to work, quick trips around town or all-day explorations in the countryside, the CBR250R offers as much fun per mile as anything around, all at a price that just about anyone can afford.
With thirty-million-plus records sold worldwide, blink-182 is back in 2011 and ready to continue the musical journey that has thrilled legions of fans for nearly two decades. The band launched the inaugural Honda Civic Tour in 2001, during which they were riding on the success of their #1 album Take Off Your Pants and Jacket. Currently putting the finishing touches on their first new recording together since 2003, the group is actively pushing their musical boundaries, all while keeping a firm hold of the multi-platinum blink-182 sound that took them to the top in the first place. In addition to the Honda Civic Tour dates, blink-182 will play festivals and tour Canada:
TUE August 16 Montreal, QC Bell Centre #
WED August 17 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre #
THU August 25 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre @
FRI August 26 Saskatoon, SK Credit Union Centre @
SAT August 27 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place @
SUN August 28 Calgary, AB Saddledome @
TUE August 30 Victoria, BC Save-On Foods Memorial Centre @
WED August 31 Vancouver, BC Roger Arena %
# with My Chemical Romance, Manchester Orchestra
@ with Rancid, Against Me!
% with My Chemical Romance, Rancid, Against Me!
About My Chemical Romance
My Chemical Romance released their fourth studio album, Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys, on November 22nd, 2010. The album was #1 on Billboard’s Rock Albums and Alternative Albums charts, while reaching #8 on the Billboard 200, in addition to being named one of Rolling Stone’s “30 Best Albums of 2010.” NME praised it as “the best rock record of the year,” while Alternative Press stated that “MCR have fully followed their own larger-than-life creative vision.” Danger Days was the follow-up to 2006’s The Black Parade, which shot to #2 on Billboard’s Top 200 album chart, sold more than 240,000 copies in its first week of release, and spawned four Modern Rock smash singles.
About Reverb and Surfrider Foundation
Reverb is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 2004 by environmentalist Lauren Sullivan and her musician husband, Adam Gardner of Guster. Reverb provides turnkey greening programs for artists’ tours, while conducting grassroots outreach and education with music fans everywhere.
The Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of our world’s oceans, waves and beaches. Founded in 1984 by a handful of visionary surfers in Malibu, California, the Surfrider Foundation now maintains over 50,000 members and 90 chapters worldwide.
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