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Carnivores Tour gets up close and personal with fans

Carnivores Tour with Linkin Park and AFI
Carnivores Tour with Linkin Park and AFI
Chris Zambello

We’ve all been to a concert where a member of the band would make their way into the crowd and shake hands with fans who are lucky enough to be seated wherever the artist stops and sing along. It’s a perfect selfie opportunity for you Millennials to share on all your social media sites. Though now becoming a little more popular in recent years, the opportunity is still quite rare.

Chester Bennington of Linkin Park
Chris Zambello

Imagine going to a show and all three bands make their way into the crowd, some more than once! Your cell phone’s memory would be full before the night was over, but you would have those memories to share and treasure forever. What if I told you one of the bands even invited about 50 lucky fans up on stage to join them for a song? A back-up cell would certainly be in order.

Carnivores Tour with Linkin Park, Thirty Seconds To Mars, and AFI started off last night in West Palm Beach, Fla., and lived up to the hype of being one of the hottest, most anticipated tours of the summer. From the first guitar riff to the last drum beat, all three bands made it their prime mission to interact with the fans and ensure the sold out crowd a night they will remember for a long time.

Taking the stage first was AFI who set the bar high for the rest of the night. Frontman, Davey Havok was in prime form: his voice strong and perfectly pitched, his stage presence lively, and fan interaction more than adequate as he made his way into the first 15 rows and invited the crowd to share the mic with him to which they quickly obliged.

Thirty Seconds To Mars followed suit and lead singer Jared Leto made his way into the crowd not once, but twice! At the end of their set, they invited about 50 members of the crowd to join them on stage and help finish their set. It was selfie heaven!

After a long delay, it was headliner, Linkin Park’s turn. Starting with a short video presentation about their worldwide relief effort, Music For Relief, which clearly demonstrates their sense of humanitarianism they came out and powered through hit song after hit song. With their unique mix of rock, electronica and rap they had the capacity crowd on their feet jumping up and down with their fists pumping into the air.

Lead singer Chester Bennington showcased his attributes as a rock veteran. His unique voice was powerful, yet well-controlled in a variety of ranges. He and Mike Shinoda wasted no time making their way to the front of the stage and greet those in the first few rows. But that wasn’t enough for them, not this tour. During their hit, “In the End”, Shinoda made his way through the crowd much to their delight and greeted hundreds more in what is now typical Carnivores Tour fashion.

Carnivores Tour continues throughout North America for the rest of the summer. Be sure to check out the tour’s website for dates and cities.