Linkin Park cancels remaining dates of The Hunting Party tour
Bad news for fans of Linkin Park.
The band posted a statement on its official site on January 20, 2015 reading, "Linkin Park regret to inform their fans they must cancel the remaining dates of The Hunting Party tour through February 14th, due to a leg injury of lead vocalist Chester Bennington. The injury requires immediate medical attention making it physically impossible for Bennington to perform."
Bennington added to the statement by saying, "I'm really disappointed this injury has made it impossible to continue with this tour. The first couple of shows were just magical. We will truly miss not being with our fans for the next few weeks. Hope to see you again soon."
Linkin Park's Hunting Party Tour had just kicked off in the middle of January. They performed only three of the scheduled concerts. Bennington appeared on stage with crutches at the show in Indianapolis.
Fans can seek refunds for the remaining 16 shows at the original point of purchase.
Bennington ultimately underwent surgery for the issue. Linkin Park posted a photo of him post-surgery with the caption "First ray of sunshine since the surgery. Thank you to everyone for all your support and well wishes," on the band's Twitter page late last week.
Bennington also shared a picture of his surgery scar on his personal Twitter account, telling fans that he was healing and that he was thankful that the surgeon didn't have to cut through his tattoo.
Following Bennington's recovery, Linkin Park are set to headline a number of spring and summer festivals, including the 2015 Loudwire Music Festival in Grand Junction, Colo., taking place June 26-28.
Linkin Park seeks a #LinkinSpark (Updated May 1, 2014)
If you've browsed the major social media platforms lately, you might've noticed #LinkinSpark is a thing. No, it's not some digital street team pounding the keyboard instead of the pavement in support of their favorite band. It is, however, an innovative fan contest designed to help promote the band's latest single, "Guilty All the Same."
Linkin Park is inviting fans to sort of put their own spin on the song and video using Project Spark video game software. Winning entries will be showcased at E3 2014, just before the band's brand new album, "The Hunting Party," drops on June 17. In other words, it's an insanely busy time for the band now that details about said album have been leaking out. There's a complete track listing making the rounds online, and fans are eager to hear the guest musicians for the disc that will help blow summer wide open for Linkin Park.
At a five-song album listening party recently held in New York, it was revealed that Page Hamilton from Helmet and Daron Malakian from System of the down would be part of the project. Rapper Rakim also lends his voice to "Guilty All the Same," and Rage Against the Machine's Tom Morello can be heard on "Drawbar."
We don't want to spoil all the surprises that await fans eager to get their hands on new Linkin Park music. In fact, there's something else they might be clamoring for come summer – concert tickets. The band hits the road in August in support of The Hunting Party on the Carnivores Tour. The trek with Thirty Seconds to Mars and AFI kicks off on 8/8 in West Palm Beach, Florida.
About Linkin Park (Created May 8, 2013)
One of the most successful acts of the last decade, Linkin Park is known for a hybrid of alternative metal, hip hock, modern rock and electronica. Not to be confused with the vast stretch of land bordering Lake Michigan (that would be Lincoln Park), the band hails from Agoura, California but is fronted by Arizona vocalist Chester Bennington. Along with founders Rob Bourdon and Brad Delson, the band also consists of Dave Farrell, Joe Hahn and Mike Shinoda. Collectively, they have sold more than 50 million albums worldwide and won two Grammy Awards.
Formed in 1996, Linkin Park didn't have to wait long to taste success. The band found international fame in 2000 with the release of its debut album, "Hybrid Theory," which represented five years worth of the their work and was certified Diamond (10 million units sold) by 2005. It spawned the singles "Crawling" and "One Step Closer," and other songs from the project were also used in feature films.
Linkin Park launched its own traveling festival, the Projekt Revolution Tour, in 2002. A year later, the band's sophomore effort, "Meteora," arrived with heavy expectations. Songs such as "Numb," "Somewhere I Belong" and "Breaking the Habit" extended their crossover success, and the following year Linkin Park collaborated with rapper Jay-Z on an EP called "Collision Course."
Since 2007, Linkin Park has continued to explore other genres on their studio projects. "Minutes to Midnight" topped the Billboard charts, "A Thousand Suns" (2010) introduced more electronic sound, and "Living Things," (2012) is a mashup of elements from all their other works.
Linkin Park kicked off a tour in Australia on February 21, 2013 in Auckland at Vector Arena. On April 20 the group re-issued "Hybrid Theory" on vinyl for the first time in over a decade, with the release including a "One Step Closer" 10-inch re-issue featuring a "My December" bonus b-side. They're also currently working on the soundtrack for an upcoming film, "Mall," and will go back into the studio tow work on their sixth album after the project.
Linkin Park will be performing at Summer Sonic 2013 on Saturday 8/10 and Sunday 8/11 in Osaka, Japan. They've also added a show at Asia World Arena in Lantau, Hong Kong on the 15th, and at the Taipei Arena in Taipei City two days later.
Linkin Park Reveals Details for 2015 ‘Hunting Party’ Tour
California rockers Linkin Park have announced that they’ll be hitting the road early next year to promote their recently released album The Hunting Party. The guys will kick things off January 15 at the Amway Center in Orlando, FL. From there, it’s on to shows in Nashville, Indianapolis, Pittsburgh, and Albany. They’ll play the Boardwalk…Read more
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