Linkin Park locks in December tour dates

Cancel the front row seats and jacuzzi you had planned for the Bon Jovi tour, ‘cause Linkin Park is indeed coming this summer. An announcement this afternoon confirms five arena shows around Australia in December for the Californian angst idols.

Linkin Park is touring its new album A Thousand Suns, which sees the band regrouping with Rick Rubin after 2007’s Minutes To Midnight. Don’t expect early-2000s throwbacks, though. “I made my mind up three years ago: I don’t want to scream any more,” Chester Bennington told the Los Angeles Times this week.

No doubt he’ll make an exception when it’s time to unleash some of the older Linkin Park numbers on the December circuit…

Linkin Park tour dates:

Friday 3 December – Brisbane Entertainment Centre

Tuesday 7 December – Burswood Dome, Perth

Thursday 9 December – Adelaide Entertainment Centre

Saturday 11 December – Acer Arena, Sydney

Monday 13 December – Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne