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Linkin Park and Incubus will hit the road together for the first time ever when the two bands co-headline the 2012 Honda Civic Tour, beginning on August 11th in Bristow, Virginia. Incubus frontman Brandon Boyd said on a recent conference call with reporters that the pairing seems ideal to him: "I personally think that it's an occasion that is kind of long overdue. We have a lot of mutual listeners, our bands, and I think that once the idea was floated, and we really kind of caught onto it, that it seemed like, why haven't we done this yet? I personally think that it's just going to be great because of the carryover between the listeners -- you know, there are a lot of Linkin Park listeners that are also Incubus listeners and vice versa."
Asked by Noisecreep about the possibility of the two bands jamming onstage together at any point, Boyd said, "At the moment there's nothing planned in the traditional sense but it really only takes a couple of days of making music and being on tour with new friends to become inspired by each other . . . so I have a sneaking suspicion that some of us will be sneaking onstage in each other's sets."
Incubus has been touring since last summer behind its seventh studio album, If Not Now, When?
Linkin Park's fifth disc, Living Things, landed at Number One on the Billboard album chart last month, selling 223,000 copies in its first week of release.
Living Things is also Linkin Park's fourth consecutive chart-topping album. According to Billboard, no other band has had more Number Ones than Linkin Park since 2000.