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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 Discography
|Album name||Release date|
|2011-02-25: A Thousand Suns Tour: Salt Lake City, UT, USA||2011|
|iTunes Festival: London 2011||2011|
|Burning in the Skies||2011|
|A Thousand Suns||2010|
|LP Underground X: Demos||2010|
|Waiting For The End||2010|
|Songs From the Underground||2009|
|Minutes to Midnight Piano Instrumentals||2009|
|Leave Out All the Rest||2008|
|Road to Revolution: Live at Milton Keynes||2008|
|Mmm...Cookies: Sweet Hamster Like Jewels From America!||2008|
|Live from SoHo||2008|
|We Made It||2008|
|We Made It||2008|
|What I've Done||2007|
|Bleed It Out||2007|
|Live in Hong Kong||2007|
|Minutes to Midnight (Deluxe Version)||2007|
|Shadow of the Day||2007|
|From the Inside||2004|
|Breaking the Habit||2004|
|Project Revolution: The Remixes||2004|
|The More Greatest Hits||2004|
|Breaking the Habit||2004|
|Live in Texas||2003|
|From the "Live in Texas" Album||2003|
|Somewhere I Belong||2003|
|Underground V2.5: Limited Edition Fan Club CD||2003|
|In the End: Live & Rare||2002|
|H! Vltg3 / Pts.of.Athrty||2002|
|Hybrid Theory EP||2001|
|Maximum Linkin Park||2001|
|Points of Authority||2001|
|One Step Closer||2001|
|2001-09-14: BBC's Maida Vale session, London, UK||2001|
|In the End||2001|
|Splitting the DNA||2001|
Top 10 Linkin Park Songs
|Rank||Track Name||Play Count||Listener Count|
|1||In the End||646,235||158,271|
|4||Breaking the Habit||432,137||110,176|
|5||One Step Closer||389,956||107,227|
|6||Somewhere I Belong||397,653||106,567|
|8||What I've Done||391,145||104,866|
|10||Burn It Down||783,884||93,172|
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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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Linkin Park Tour Dates 2015
date city state venue 02/12/2015 Calgary AB Scotiabank Saddledome 02/07/2015 Lincoln NE Pinnacle Bank Arena 02/06/2015 Des Moines IA Wells Fargo Arena 02/04/2015 Grand Rapids MI Van Andel Arena 02/03/2015 Hamilton ON FirstOntario Centre 01/31/2015 Manchester NH Verizon Wireless Arena 01/30/2015 Uncasville CT Mohegan Sun Arena 01/28/2015 Greensboro NC Greensboro Coliseum 01/27/2015 Hershey PA Giant Center 01/25/2015 Brooklyn NY Barclays Center 01/24/2015 Providence RI Dunkin Donuts Center 01/23/2015 Atlantic City NJ Boardwalk Hall 01/21/2015 Albany NY Times Union Center 01/20/2015 Pittsburgh PA Consol Energy Center 01/18/2015 Indianapolis IN Bankers Life Fieldhouse 01/17/2015 Nashville TN Bridgestone Arena 01/15/2015 Orlando FL Amway Center
Linkin Park Tour Dates 2014
date city state venue 12/13/2014 Oakland CA Oracle Arena 12/13/2014 Inglewood CA The Forum 11/24/2014 London The O2 11/23/2014 London The O2 11/22/2014 Manchester Lancashire Manchester Arena 11/20/2014 Bremen HB Bremen Arena 11/19/2014 Berlin BE O2 World 11/17/2014 Frankfurt HE Festhalle Frankfurt 11/16/2014 Paris Ville De Paris Palais Omnisports 11/10/2014 Hamburg HH O2 World Hamburg 11/09/2014 Oberhausen North Rhine-westphal Konig Pilsener Arena 11/07/2014 Amsterdam A Ziggo Dome 11/06/2014 Cologne NW Lanxess Arena 11/04/2014 Stuttgart BW Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle 11/03/2014 Zurich ZH Hallenstadion 10/24/2014 Los Angeles CA The Wiltern 09/19/2014 Concord CA Concord Pavilion 09/18/2014 Wheatland CA Toyota Amphitheatre 09/16/2014 Chula Vista CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre 09/15/2014 Los Angeles CA Hollywood Bowl 09/13/2014 George WA Gorge Amphitheatre 09/11/2014 Irvine CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheater - CA 09/10/2014 Phoenix AZ US Airways Center 09/08/2014 Englewood CO Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre 09/06/2014 Dallas TX Gexa Energy Pavilion 09/05/2014 The Woodlands TX The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion 08/30/2014 Clarkston MI DTE Energy Music Theatre 08/29/2014 Tinley Park IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre 08/27/2014 Winnipeg MB MTS Centre 08/26/2014 Saint Paul MN Minnesota State Fair Grandstand 08/24/2014 Toronto ON Air Canada Centre 08/23/2014 Montreal QC Parc Jean-Drapeau 08/21/2014 Darien Center NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center 08/19/2014 Wantagh NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater 08/18/2014 Holmdel NJ PNC Bank Arts Center 08/16/2014 Mansfield MA Xfinity Center 08/15/2014 Camden NJ Susquehanna Bank Center 08/13/2014 Bristow VA Jiffy Lube Live 08/12/2014 Charlotte NC PNC Music Pavilion 08/09/2014 Tampa FL George M. Steinbrenner Field 08/08/2014 West Palm Beach FL Coral Sky Amphitheatre 06/19/2014 Los Angeles CA Jimmy Kimmel Live Outdoor Stage 06/14/2014 Derby Derbyshire Donington Park 06/13/2014 Derby Derbyshire Donington Park 06/13/2014 Derby Derbyshire Donington Park 06/11/2014 Derby Derbyshire Donington Park 06/10/2014 Milan MI Ippodromo del Galoppo 05/30/2014 Lisbon 11 Parque da Bela Vista 05/24/2014 Tucson AZ Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium 05/24/2014 Tucson AZ Kino Sports Complex 01/11/2014 Los Angeles CA Club Nokia 01/10/2014 Las Vegas NV Hard Rock Hotel And Casino- The Joint
Linkin Park Tour Dates 2013
date city state venue 08/19/2013 Kuala Lumpur Bukit Jalil Indoor Stadium 08/13/2013 Pasay City Mall of Asia Arena 08/03/2013 West Hollywood CA Sunset Strip Music Festival 08/01/2013 West Hollywood CA Sunset Strip Music Festival 02/16/2013 Las Vegas NV Sin City at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
Linkin Park Tour Dates 2012
date city state venue 12/08/2012 Universal City CA Gibson Amphitheatre 11/18/2012 Los Angeles CA Nokia Theatre LA Live 11/10/2012 Johannesburg FNB Stadium 11/07/2012 Cape Town WC Cape Town Stadium 10/11/2012 Porto Alegre AM Zequinha Stadium 10/08/2012 Rio de Janeiro Rio De Janeiro Citibank Hall 10/07/2012 Sao Paulo SP Parque Anhembi 10/05/2012 Buenos Aires C Geba/ Jorge Newbery 09/22/2012 Las Vegas NV MGM Grand Garden Arena 09/21/2012 Las Vegas NV MGM Grand Garden Arena 09/21/2012 Las Vegas NV MGM Grand Hotel 09/14/2012 Mexico City Dif Arena Ciudad de Mexico 09/12/2012 Monterrey ?? Arena Monterrey 09/10/2012 Chula Vista CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre 09/08/2012 Carson CA ADT Event Center - StubHub Center (formerly the Home Depot Center) 09/08/2012 Carson CA StubHub Center 09/07/2012 Mountain View CA Shoreline Amphitheatre 09/05/2012 Tacoma WA Tacoma Dome 09/04/2012 Vancouver BC Rogers Arena 09/02/2012 Edmonton AB Edmonton Northlands Grounds 09/02/2012 Edmonton AB Edmonton Expo Centre 09/02/2012 Edmonton AB Edmonton Expo Centre 09/01/2012 Calgary AB Fort Calgary 08/30/2012 Englewood CO Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre 08/28/2012 The Woodlands TX The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion 08/27/2012 Dallas TX Gexa Energy Pavilion 08/25/2012 Noblesville IN Klipsch Music Center 08/24/2012 Tinley Park IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre 08/24/2012 Tinley Park IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre 08/22/2012 Cincinnati OH Riverbend Music Center 08/21/2012 Auburn Hills MI The Palace of Auburn Hills 08/19/2012 Alpharetta GA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park 08/17/2012 Camden NJ Susquehanna Bank Center 08/15/2012 Wantagh NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater 08/14/2012 Mansfield MA Xfinity Center 08/12/2012 Uncasville CT Mohegan Sun Arena 08/11/2012 Bristow VA Jiffy Lube Live 06/29/2012 Los Angeles CA Club Nokia 03/01/2012 Sunrise FL BB&T Center
Linkin Park Tour Dates 2011
date city state venue 09/02/2011 Chicago IL Union Park 08/30/2011 Las Vegas NV Hard Rock Hotel And Casino- The Joint 06/25/2011 Munchen Bavaria Messegelaende 06/21/2011 Hamburg HH Color Line Arena 06/19/2011 Oberursel Hesse Stadthalle Oberursel 06/18/2011 Leipzig ?? Festweise Leipzig 06/05/2011 Mountain View CA Shoreline Amphitheatre 04/02/2011 Saint Petersburg FL Vinoy Park 03/03/2011 Houston TX Toyota Center 03/02/2011 Dallas TX American Airlines Center 02/28/2011 Phoenix AZ US Airways Center 02/26/2011 Denver CO Pepsi Center 02/25/2011 Salt Lake City UT EnergySolutions Arena 02/23/2011 Los Angeles CA Staples Center 02/22/2011 San Jose CA SAP Center 02/20/2011 San Diego CA Viejas Arena 02/19/2011 Las Vegas NV MGM Grand Garden Arena 02/17/2011 Dallas TX American Airlines Center 02/15/2011 Houston TX Toyota Center 02/13/2011 Cincinnati OH US Bank Arena 02/11/2011 Uncasville CT Mohegan Sun Arena 02/10/2011 Washington DC Verizon Center 02/08/2011 Toronto ON Air Canada Centre 02/07/2011 Montreal QC Bell Centre 02/04/2011 New York NY Madison Square Garden 02/04/2011 New York NY Madison Square Garden 02/01/2011 Boston MA TD Garden 02/01/2011 Boston MA TD Garden 01/31/2011 Philadelphia PA Wells Fargo Center 01/31/2011 Philadelphia PA Wells Fargo Center 01/29/2011 Kansas City MO Sprint Center 01/29/2011 Kansas City MO Sprint Center 01/26/2011 Chicago IL United Center 01/26/2011 Chicago IL United Center 01/23/2011 Atlanta GA Philips Arena 01/22/2011 Tampa FL Amalie Arena 01/20/2011 Sunrise FL BB&T Center
Linkin Park Tour Dates 2010
date city state venue 11/11/2010 London The O2 11/10/2010 London The O2 09/14/2010 New York NY New York Marriott Marquis Hotel