Jared Leto Comes to Dallas

Oscar winner's band teams with Linkin Park for big summer concert

Oscar winner's band teams with Linkin Park for big summer concert

Thirty Seconds to Mars
Thirty Seconds to Mars band members Tomo Milicevic, Jared Leto and Shannon Leto. Photo courtesy of Thirty Seconds to Mars
Linkin Park
Linkin Park joins Thirty Seconds to Mars and AFI in Dallas on September 6 at Gexa Energy Pavilion. Linkin Park/Facebook
Oscars, Matthew McConaughey, Cate Blanchett, Lupita Nyong'o, Jared Leto
Jared Leto, right, won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. Photo by Jeff Kravitz/Film Magic
Thirty Seconds to Mars
Linkin Park
Oscars, Matthew McConaughey, Cate Blanchett, Lupita Nyong'o, Jared Leto

Jared Leto just won an Oscar for his stunning portrayal of a transgender woman with HIV in Dallas Buyers Club, but his real passion is music. So his Texas fans are sure to be excited at Tuesday's announcement that his band, Thirty Seconds to Mars, will team with rock bands Linkin Park and AFI for one of the summer's most anticipated concerts.

"The Carnivores Tour," which kicks off August 8 in West Palm Beach, will stop at Gexa Energy Pavilion in Dallas on September 6.

During a live multi-media press conference in Los Angeles, Linkin Park co-lead singer Mike Shinoda explained the unusual name of the tour. "Carnivores is a metaphor that is meant to convey an appetite for something visceral and substantive, and I feel that’s exactly the hunger this tour will feed," he said.

"We are so excited to join our friends on this epic journey. It's going to be the adventure of a lifetime," Leto said. Dallas Buyers Club was Leto's first movie in six years, as he has concentrated on his music and touring with his band.

Tickets go on sale Friday, March 7, at livenation.com and the bands' websites. Members of the Linkin Park and Thirty Seconds to Mars fans clubs can take part in exclusive sales today at 5 pm and 7 pm CST, respectively.