By Travis Clark
Linkin Park may come off as edgy, but they really do have a softer side.
The renowned rap metal band will continue their tradition of generously giving one dollar per concert ticket sold to their charity, Music for Relief, during their Carnivores Tour this summer with Thirty Seconds to Mars and AFI.
Linkin Park founded Music for Relief in 2005 after the Indian Ocean Tsunami hit. Since then, the charity has raised more than $6 million for countries facing disasters across multiple continents. It also aims to bring musicians and fans together to raise funds and donate supplies for disaster relief.
The Carnivores Tour will hit cities including Houston, Phoenix, Seattle and Los Angeles throughout the summer. Check out the complete list of tour dates and locations here.
Fans have a chance to win VIP ticket packages that include a meet-and-greet with Linkin Park, backstage access during AFI’s set, exclusive merchandise and more. Fans will also be able to document their Carnivores Tour experiences with an interactive photo booth and lend their support to the movement to take action on climate change leading up to the United Nations Climate Summit in New York on September 23.
Non-profit organizations Reverb, Love Hope Strength and HeadCount will also be partnering with Music for Relief during the tour. Reverb will help make the tour more environmentally friendly with greener touring practices; Love Hope Strength will be registering people to become bone marrow donors; and Headcount will be encouraging young people to register to vote and get their voices heard.
To get involved and support Music for Relief, click here.