Honda Civic Tour Begins for Music Fans

The 2012 Honda Civic Tour (HCT) is giving music fans a chance to win a Linkin Park customized and autographed Honda Si Coupe and CBR250R motorcycle plus an exclusive fly-away trip to Los Angeles that includes signed instruments and a visit to a Linkin Park music video shoot.

Beginning July 12, 2012, fans can enter to win by visiting www.HondaCivicTour.com. Attendees can also register to win the vehicles at each stop of the tour where the customized vehicles will be on display.

The Honda Civic Tour kicks off August 11 in Bristow, VA, featuring Linkin Park, Incubus and opening act Mutemath. The members of Linkin Park collaborated on their personalized Honda Civic Si Coupe and CBR250R motorcycle.

Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda says, “The idea for the customization on the car was to take something based on the artwork from our new album, LIVING THINGS. The 3-D figure you see on the album cover is actually a scan of Chester’s head breaking apart and fracturing, with fire underneath. We took those visual cues, and tweaked it to look cool on the Civic Si.”

Adds Chester Bennington, “This was some of the most complicated artwork they’ve ever done for a car on this tour, and I’m grateful that Honda let us put this much time and energy into making it look so awesome. I really hope that whoever wins it appreciates the quality of the artwork that’s on it as much as we do!”

Linkin Park DJ and programmer, Joe Hahn, was tapped by the Honda Civic Tour to direct the commercial spot for the 2012 tour.  Hahn has guided almost all of the Linkin Park music videos including “Numb,” “New Divide,” and “Waiting for the End,” and is gearing up to direct his first feature film, Mall.

The spot was filmed during the video shoot for “BURN IT DOWN” the debut single from Linkin Park’s new album, LIVING THINGS.

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Rakesh Raman