Linkin Park and Incubus lit up this stage last year as the Honda Civic Tour once again thrilled fans across the country. With Incubus returning to the stage for their second Civic Tour and Linkin Park energized from the release of their new album, LIVING THINGS, the bands combined forces to rock harder than ever before. They were joined onstage by MUTEMATH, an alternative rock band who brought their New Orleans charm to the tour.
In 2011, the Honda Civic tour celebrated its 10th anniversary in grand fashion. The return of blink-182, the band that started it all, and the addition of My Chemical Romance was as nostalgic for the fans as it was for the music world. These two groups of seasoned rockers shared the ultimate stage on a tour across the country. Support acts included Manchester Orchestra, Rancid and Matt and Kim.
The legacy of the Honda Civic Tour burns bright, and Paramore is a band that represents the roots of the music that started it all. Fresh off the release of their new album, brand new eyes, Paramore brought a potent mix of energy and passion to the center stage of the 2010 Civic Tour with their power pop hits and punk-rock style. Support acts included Tegan and Sara, New Found Glory and Kadawatha.
Those four devastating young men who call themselves Panic! At The Disco rocked the house in '08 like there was no mañana. PATD is signed to Pete Wentz's Decaydance imprint on influential indie label, Fueled by Ramen. So it was only fitting that PATD followed in the footsteps of Fall Out Boy, who headlined the Civic Tour in '07.
For the 2007 tour, the torch was passed to Fall Out Boy, the innovative rock/pop-punk band from Chicago. Pete Wentz and crew transported fans to a state of musical rapture with some of the best performances in the history of the Civic Tour. Supporting acts included +44 (featuring Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker, formerly of past Civic Tour performers, blink-182), The Academy Is, Paul Wall and Cobra Starship.
In 2006, will.i.am, Fergie, apl.de.ap and Taboo dazzled fans across the country with their electrifying music, groundbreaking dance and socially conscious lyrics. The Pussycat Dolls and Flipsyde joined the Black Eyed Peas on the nationwide tour.
Maroon 5 headlined the fifth annual Civic Tour, which also featured Phantom Planet, The Donnas and The Thrills. Known for their reflective lyrics and romantic melodies, Maroon 5 brought their triple-platinum talents to Massachusetts and California and just about everywhere in between. It's no wonder this quintet won the 2005 GRAMMY® Award for Best New Artist.
With their emotive lyrics and bittersweet melodies, Dashboard Confessional brought a whole new vibe to the Civic Tour. Fronted by singer/songwriter Chris Carrabba, Dashboard Confessional was joined on tour with supporting acts, The Get Up Kids and Thrice, and rotating on various dates: Say Anything, The Format, Motion City Soundtrack, The Movie Life, Head Automatica, Hot Water Music and Val Emmich.
New Found Glory and Good Charlotte tag-teamed the 2003 Civic Tour. After 50 dates and a total audience of 400,000, both bands were ready for some well-deserved R&R. Hot Rod Circuit, Less Than Jake, MXPX, Stretch Armstrong and The Disasters rounded out the bill.
In 2002, Incubus brought the Civic Tour to a whole new level. They played a total of 47 shows, proving time and again why they're one of the most popular alt-metal bands of the 21st century. Supporting acts included Hoobastank and Phantom Planet.
2001 marked the inaugural year for the Civic Tour. In support of the album, Take Off Your Pants and Jacket, blink-182 was eager to bring their energetic punk stylings to the road. Opening acts featured Alkaline Trio, No Motiv, Sum 41 and The Ataris. A separate second leg of the Civic Tour featured Everclear, whose grunge-punk flair helped launch a concert series that shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Support acts included American Hi-Fi, Flipp and The Mayfield Four.