(Photo by Jeff Bender)

Blink-182 and My Chemical Romance are teaming up for the 2011 Honda Civic tour, which kicks off August 5 in Holmdel, New Jersey. Support on select dates will be from Manchester Orchestra, Matt & Kim and Rancid. (See below for a full list of tour dates and openers.)

The Honda Civic tour is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year; in fact, blink-182 was on the very first tour. “It’s great to be going back out on the Honda Civic Tour,” Mark Hoppus of blink-182 said in a statement. “We had a blast kicking off the tour ten years ago, and this summer we’ll be taking it to the next level with our friends My Chemical Romance.”
 
“We are looking forward to heading out on the road this summer with blink-182,” Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance said in the same statement. “The line-up for the Honda Civic Tour over the last decade has featured some great bands, and we’re excited to be a part of it.”

Members of the blink-182 and My Chemical Romance fan clubs will have access to exclusive pre-sale tickets on Monday, June 6. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, June 10 at Ticketmaster.com and LiveNation.com.  Fans can “like” the Honda Civic Tour Facebook profile to get tour updates and, on Wednesday, June 8, access presale tickets.

2011 Honda Civic Tour
August 5                         Holmdel, NJ                       PNC Bank Arts Center *
August 6                           Wantagh, NY                      Nikon at Jones Beach Theater *
August 7                          Wantagh, NY                   Nikon at Jones Beach Theater ~                
August 9                          Boston, MA                      Comcast Center *
August 11                         Buffalo, NY                       Darien Lake Performing Arts Center *
August 12                         Washington, DC             Jiffy Lube Live *
August 13                             Hershey, PA                    Hershey Park Pavilion *
August 14                        Hartford, CT                   The Comcast Theatre *
August 19                       St. Louis, MO                 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre *
August 20                      Chicago, IL                      First Midwest Bank Pavilion *
August 21                     Cincinnati, OH                Riverbend Music Center *
August 23                         Milwaukee, WI              Marcus Amphitheater *
September 1               Seattle, WA                       White River Amphitheater +       
September 3                    Salt Lake City, UT            USANA Amphitheater +
September 4                   Denver, CO                        Comfort Dental Amphitheater +
September 7                     Minneapolis, MN             Xcel Energy Center ^
September 8                Des Moines, IA               Wells Fargo Arena ~
September 9         Kansas City, MO           Sandstone Amphitheater ^
September 10             Indianapolis, IN         Verizon Wireless Music Center ^
September 11                   Detroit, MI                       DTE Energy Music Centre ^          
September 13                Cleveland, OH                  Blossom Music Center ^               
September 15                Pittsburgh, PA                  First Niagara Pavilion ^
September 16                 Saratoga, NY                  SPAC ^
September 17                Philadelphia, PA             Susquehanna Bank Center ^
September 18                Virginia Beach, VA        Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach ^
September 20               Charlotte, NC                 Charlotte Verizon Wireless Amphitheater ^
September 21              Atlanta, GA                      Aarons Amphitheatre at Lakewood ^         

September 23                  Miami, FL                       Cruzan Amphitheater ^

September 24                 Tampa, FL                          1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre ^

September 26                Houston, TX                     Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion ^
September 27                 Dallas, TX                          Gexa Energy Pavilion ^  
September 29                Albuquerque, NM           Hard Rock Casino Albuquerque Presents: The Pavilion ^
 September 30                  Phoenix, AZ                       Tempe Beach Park Amphitheatre ^x     
October 1                        Anaheim, CA                   Honda Center ^
October 2                        Sacramento, CA              Sleep Train Amphitheatre ^
October 4                        Concord, CA                    Sleep Train Pavilion at Concord ^
October 5                        San Francisco, CA            Shoreline Amphitheatre ^
October 7                         Las Vegas, NV              Red Rock Resort, Spa & Casino ^
October 8                         Los Angeles, CA                Hollywood Bowl ^
October 15                      San Diego, CA                  Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre ^

(All dates subject to change – visit www.HondaCivicTour.com for updated information).
 
* with Manchester Orchestra
+ with Rancid
^ with Matt & Kim
~ support TBA
 x no My Chemical Romance