A Thousand Suns World Tour

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A Thousand Suns World Tour
ATSTour.jpg
Promotional poster for tour
Tour by Linkin Park
Associated album A Thousand Suns
Start date October 7, 2010 (2010-10-07)
End date September 25, 2011 (2011-09-25)
Legs 7
Shows 3 in South America
30 in Europe
12 in Asia
9 in Australia
24 in North America
78 Total
Linkin Park concert chronology
Escape the Studio Tour
(2009)
A Thousand Suns: World Tour
(2010-2011)
2012 Honda Civic Tour
(2012)

A Thousand Suns World Tour was a worldwide concert tour by American rock band Linkin Park. The tour supported the band's fourth studio album A Thousand Suns. The tour ranked 35th in Pollstar's "Top 50 Worldwide Tour (Mid-Year)", earning over 20 million dollars.[1]

Background[edit]

Linkin Park announced their upcoming world tour while doing press for their latest LP, A Thousand Suns. Vocalist Chester Bennington stated: "At this point we're writing such great music that I almost want to go do 50 shows around the world and then get right back into making another record. Once the ball starts rolling, it's all I want. It's like a drug." [2]

During an interview with Steetdate Radio, Bennington expressed how odd it felt to begin the tour in South America, even though they are not well known in that region. He further stated that although Linkin Park sell more records in North America, they are more "well known" in other territories. As a band, it did not feel odd to begin in these territories first. During the same interview, he announced the band will play in North America beginning in January 2011.[3]

Opening acts[edit]

Setlist[edit]

Additional notes[edit]

  • During concerts in South America, "Bleed It Out" was performed after "Crawling"
  • During the concert at Hayarkon Park in Tel Aviv, Israel, the band performed Bob Marley's "No Woman, No Cry".
  • During the concert at The Roundhouse in London, England, the band covered Adele's "Rolling in the Deep". Later it was released as a Promotional single from the live EP iTunes Festival 2011.
  • On October 25, while in Paris, the band decided to perform "A Place For My Head" (after "Crawling") to celebrate the release of their debut album Hybrid Theory, 10 years and a day ago.

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
South America[14]
October 7, 2010 Buenos Aires Argentina Estadio José Amalfitani
October 9, 2010[A] Santiago Chile Club Hípico de Santiago
October 11, 2010[B] Itu Brazil SWU Festival
Europe[14]
October 20, 2010 Berlin Germany O2 World
October 22, 2010 Stuttgart Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle
October 23, 2010 Linz Austria Intersport Arena
October 25, 2010 Paris France Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy
October 26, 2010 Dortmund Germany Westfalenhallen
October 27, 2010 Cologne Lanxess Arena
October 29, 2010 Hamburg O2 World Hamburg
October 30, 2010 Herning Denmark Jyske Bank Boxen
November 1, 2010 Zürich Switzerland Hallenstadion
November 2, 2010 Frankfurt Germany Festhalle Frankfurt
November 4, 2010 Manchester England Manchester Evening News Arena
November 5, 2010 Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
November 7, 2010 Madrid Spain Puerta de Alcalá
November 9, 2010 Birmingham England LG Arena
November 10, 2010 London The O2 Arena
November 11, 2010
Asia[14]
November 13, 2010[C] Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates Yas Arena
November 15, 2010 Tel Aviv Israel Hayarkon Park
Australia[14][15][16]
December 3, 2010 Brisbane Australia Brisbane Entertainment Centre
December 4, 2010 Newcastle Newcastle Entertainment Centre
December 7, 2010 Perth Burswood Dome
December 9, 2010 Adelaide Adelaide Entertainment Centre
December 11, 2010 Sydney Acer Arena
December 12, 2010 Melbourne Rod Laver Arena
December 13, 2010
December 15, 2010 Sydney Acer Arena
December 16, 2010 Canberra AIS Arena
North America[6][14][17][18]
January 20, 2011 Sunrise United States BankAtlantic Center
January 22, 2011 Tampa St. Pete Times Forum
January 23, 2011 Atlanta Philips Arena
January 25, 2011 Detroit Joe Louis Arena
January 26, 2011 Chicago United Center
January 28, 2011 Saint Paul Xcel Energy Center
January 29, 2011 Kansas City Sprint Center
January 31, 2011 Philadelphia Wells Fargo Center
February 1, 2011 Boston TD Garden
February 4, 2011 New York City Madison Square Garden
February 7, 2011 Montreal Canada Bell Centre
February 8, 2011 Toronto Air Canada Centre
February 19, 2011 Las Vegas United States MGM Grand Garden Arena
February 20, 2011 San Diego Viejas Arena
February 22, 2011 San Jose HP Pavilion at San Jose
February 23, 2011 Los Angeles Staples Center
February 25, 2011 Salt Lake City EnergySolutions Arena
February 26, 2011 Denver Pepsi Center
February 28, 2011 Phoenix US Airways Center
March 2, 2011 Dallas American Airlines Center
March 3, 2011 Houston Toyota Center
June 4, 2011[D] Irvine Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
June 5, 2011[E] Mountain View Shoreline Amphitheatre
Europe[14]
June 11, 2011[F] Nickelsdorf Austria Pannonia Fields II
June 12, 2011[G] Leicestershire England Donington Park
June 14, 2011 Stockholm Sweden Ericsson Globe
June 16, 2011 Helsinki Finland Kaisaniemi Park
June 18, 2011 Leipzig Germany Leipziger Festwiese
June 19, 2011[H] Oberursel Hessentagsarena Open Air Gelände
June 21, 2011 Hamburg O2 World
June 23, 2011 Moscow Russia Red Square
June 25, 2011 Munich Germany Olympia Reitstadion Riem
June 26, 2011[I] Imola Italy Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari
June 28, 2011[J] Arendal Norway Tromøy
June 30, 2011[K] Rotselaar Belgium Werchter Festival Grounds
July 1, 2011[L] Arras France Citadelle d'Arras
July 2, 2011[M] St. Gallen Switzerland Sittertobel
July 4, 2011[N] London England The Roundhouse
North America[14][19]
August 30, 2011 Las Vegas United States The Joint
Asia[14]
September 6, 2011 Chek Lap Kok Hong Kong AsiaWorld-Arena
September 8, 2011 Seoul South Korea Olympic Gymnastics Arena
September 11, 2011 Chiba Japan Makuhari Event Hall
September 13, 2011 Yokohama Yokohama Arena
September 14, 2011 Nagoya Nippon Gaishi Hall
September 16, 2011 Osaka International Conference Hall
September 19, 2011 Taipei Taiwan TWTC Nangang Exhibition Hall
September 21, 2011 Jakarta Indonesia Gelora Bung Karno Stadium
September 23, 2011 Bangkok Thailand Aktive Square
September 25, 2011[O] Marina Bay Singapore Marina Bay Street Circuit
Festivals and other miscellaneous performances
Cancellations and rescheduled shows
February 10, 2011 Washington, D.C. Verizon Center Cancelled[36]
February 11, 2011 Uncasville, Connecticut Mohegan Sun Arena Cancelled[37]
February 13, 2011 Cincinnati, Ohio U.S. Bank Arena Cancelled[38]
February 15, 2011 Houston, Texas Toyota Center Postponed[39] and later rescheduled for March 2, 2011[40]
February 17, 2011 Dallas, Texas American Airlines Center Postponed[41] and later rescheduled for March 3, 2011[40]
October 16, 2011 Pensacola Beach Casino Beach Cancelled.[42] This concert was part of the DeLuna Fest.[19]

Cancellations[edit]

Lead singer, Chester Bennington, fell ill cancelling three shows and rescheduling two from the North American leg of the tour. Originally, Bennington played a few shows not feeling well; doctors then advised him to stop playing, or the effects could have worsened.. Doctors tested Bennington for different illnesses, including H1N1. While in the process for testing for H1N1, complications arose, worsening his state. Eventually it emerged that he did not have the H1N1 virus, but a similar virus. However, Linkin Park were caused to cancel five shows due to this illness. Two of the five cancellations from the tour were able to be rescheduled, in Houston and Dallas.[43] Uncasville and Cincinnati were later compensated during the 2012 Honda Civic Tour.

During Linkin Park's Asia tour, Bennington injured his shoulder and doctors advised him to undergo surgery, canceling the band's final show in Pensacola Beach, Florida for the tour and thus ending tour.[42]

Box office score data[edit]

Venue City Tickets Sold / Available Gross Revenue
Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy Paris 16,520 / 16,611 (99%) $998,967[44]
O2 World Hamburg Hamburg 26,687 / 27,906 (96%) $1,711,398[44][45]
Manchester Evening News Arena Manchester 12,810 / 12,810 (100%) $833,605[46]
The O2 Arena London 29,803 / 32,320 (92%) $1,944,680[47]
Brisbane Entertainment Centre Brisbane 8,743 / 9,747 (90%) $1,075,620[48]
Newcastle Entertainment Centre Newcastle 1,467 / 5,426 (27%) $156,605[48]
Burswood Dome Perth 6,066 / 16,480 (37%) $644,325[46]
Adelaide Entertainment Centre Adelaide 4,479 / 7,478 (60%) $463,064[46]
Rod Laver Arena Melbourne 13,196 / 20,000 (66%) $1,371,080[49]
AIS Arena Canberra 2,671 / 3,971 (67%) $222,331[46]
BankAtlantic Center Sunrise 10,150 / 10,150 (100%) $550,558[50]
St. Pete Times Forum Tampa 10,807 / 10,807 (100%) $522,897[50]
United Center Chicago 11,519 / 11,519 (100%) $711,328[50]
Xcel Energy Center Saint Paul 10,001 / 10,001 (100%) $592,629[50]
Wells Fargo Center Philadelphia 12,000 / 12,000 (100%) $743,870[50]
Madison Square Garden New York City 15,170 / 15,170 (100%) $812,120[51]
Bell Centre Montreal 12,677 / 12,677 (100%) $838,557[51]
Air Canada Centre Toronto 12,836 / 12,836 (100%) $872,177[51]
MGM Grand Garden Arena Las Vegas 12,975 / 12,975 (100%) $738,193[52]
HP Pavilion at San Jose San Jose 13,456 / 13,456 (100%) $733,791[52]
Staples Center Los Angeles 15,808 / 15,808 (100%) $948,445[52]
TOTAL 259,841 / 290,148 (89%) $17,486,240

Broadcasts and recordings[edit]

Throughout the tour, the band will provide an official bootleg recording of each concert after the performance. The band states this is a way to show their fans appreciation for the energy during each concert. Those who attended the show will be able to download the show for free while others can purchase the show on the band's official website.[53] The concert at the Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York was filmed and was broadcast on Fuse TV on February 18, 2011.[54]

Personnel[edit]

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