Personally, I thought the last album from Linkin Park blew. "A Thousand Suns" was anything but furious as the band's previous albums had been. It reminded me more of New Age music than Rock.  I guess I have a little bitterness remaining from the time the band cancelled a concert in Evansville after a hard night of partying in our city.    So, in efforts  to redeem themselves to rock fans, Linkin Park has revealed the name and the release date for their new album. Living Things will hit all the usual outlets on June 26.

The news, which the band posted on their official website, comes the same day Linkin Park released "Burn It Down," the first single from the new album which you can hear on 103GBF. The band has also announced that they'll be co-headliners with Incubus on the upcoming Honda Civic Tour. The outing, which also includes Mutemath, will kick off August 11 in Bristow, VA and wrap in San Diego, CA on September 10.

Tickets for the Honda Civic Tour go on sale April 23 for Linkin Park fan club members and two days later for Incubus fan club members, both at the bands' official websites. You can check HondaCivicTour.com for general ticket sales info.

As for Living Things, you can pre-order it now at LinkinPark.com. If you do, you'll not only score an immediate download of "Burn It Down," but also what the band calls a "monthly subscription to receive eight new Living Things remixes."

Here's the Honda Civic Tour itinerary:

8/11 -- Bristow, VA, Jiffy Lube Live (without Incubus)

8/12 -- Uncasville, CT, Mohegan Sun Arena (without Incubus)

8/14 -- Boston, MA, Comcast Center

8/17 -- Camden, NJ, Susquehanna Bank Center

8/19 -- Atlanta, GA, Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

8/21 -- Detroit, MI, The Palace of Auburn Hills

8/22 -- Cincinnati, OH, Riverbend Music Center

8/24 -- Chicago, IL, First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre

8/25 -- Indianapolis, IN, Klipsch Music Center

8/27 -- Dallas, TX, Gexa Energy Pavilion

8/28 -- Houston, TX, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

8/30 -- Denver, CO, Comfort Dental Amphitheatre

9/4 -- Vancouver, Rogers Arena

9/5 -- Tacoma, WA, Tacoma Dome

9/7 -- Mountain View, CA, Shoreline Amphitheatre

9/10 -- San Diego, CA, Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre