Linkin Park have confirmed a string of U.S. tour dates in support of their most recent release A Thousand Suns. The tour will kick off on January 20 at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Florida, and run through February 26 at the Pepsi Center in Denver.
While speaking with MTV, frontman Chester Bennington said that the tour will be “pretty bada*s.” He also noted that it’s unusual for Linkin Park to start a U.S. tour following a set of international dates.
Linkin Park undoubtedly are the masters of live concerts bringing a unique blend of music to the ears and visual technology inspired art to the senses. It will be a masterpiece in motion, when Linkin Park bring their 2010 tour “A Thousand Suns’ to life at Acer Arena. They will be set to perform past tracks and much anticipated new tracks.
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In 1996, in Los Angeles, California USA, vocalist + rapper Mike Shinoda, guitarist Brad Delson, bass player Darren 'Phoenix' Farrell and drummer Rob Bourdon started a band called Xero; Shinoda then hooked up with DJ + turntablist Joseph Hahn while studying painting at the Pasadena Art Center. The final piece in the puzzle was singer Chester Bennington, a transplanted Arizona native who started making records when he was 16. A short while later, Farrell left to tour with another band; Xero then renamed themselves to Hybrid Theory, started writing new material and recorded their self-titled 6-track EP in 1999. After resolving a legal issue with another band concerning their name, the group, newly named Linkin Park, were finally signed to Warner Bros. Records in 2000.
In October, that same year, was released their first full-length disc, a 12-track set entitled "Hybrid Theory", like their former band name; the explosive mix of Industrial Alternative-Metal Rap-Metal made them truly unique and the band themselves were getting increasing media attention. Tour dates were selling out; within five weeks of "Hybrid Theory"'s release, the album had been certified gold by the RIAA, signifying 500,000 units sold and launching the crew into the top 20 of the U.S. Albums chart; by this time, founding member bassist Darren 'Phoenix' Farrell had returned to the line-up and before the year's end, the album hit #2 on The Billboard Top 200 chart. It included "One Step Closer" which rose to #5 on The Modern Rock Tracks and #4 on The Mainstream Rock chart.
The next year, the album, went 8 times platinum following the success of "In The End" which hit #1 on The Modern Rock chart and #2 on The Billboard Hot 100; the album also contained two more Modern Rock top 40 hits, "Papercut" and "Runaway", plus the massive smash hit "Crawling", which crashed into the top 5 on both Billboard's Rock charts and won them a Grammy for Best Hard Rock Performance. Linkin Park achieved worldwide fame with just one album which the group supported with over 300 shows; "Hybrid Theory" ended up selling 19 million copies all over the world.
In July 2002 Linkin Park issued the remix-album "Reanimation" which peaked at #2 in U.S. while the re-worked and re-titled track "Pts. Of. Athrty" entered the top 30 of The Modern Rock chart.
The band's proper sophomore outing "Meteora", followed one and a half year later, in March 2003; the first single, "Somewhere I Belong", went straight to the #1 spots on both Modern and Mainstream Rock charts and the album shot to the top of the U.S. Billboard Top 200; a few weeks later became #1 in several European countries, #2 in Canada and Australia. The CD spawned a staggering four more #1 Modern Rock hit singles: "Faint", "Breaking The Habit", "Lying From You" and "Numb". Linkin Park continued to tour extensively sharing the stage with the likes of Metallica, Mudvayne, Blindside, Limp Bizkit and Deftones.
In the fall of 2004 was released "Collision Course", a collaboration album between Jay Z and Linkin Park which hit #1 on The Billboard 200 and included the top 40 single "Numb/Encore", the song eventually earned the artists a Grammy for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration.
Mike Shinoda started the band Fort Minor as a side-project and in late 2005 he decided to finally release his long dreamed about Rap album, "The Rising Tied".
After 14 months in the studio, Linkin Park released, "Minutes To Midnight", in May 2007. The first single off the CD, "What I've Done", debuted straight at #1 on Billboard's Modern Rock chart, it was only the third song ever to do so; the track also hit #7 on The Billboard Hot 100 and #1 on the Active Rock charts. With their third album, once again, the band topped the charts in every corner of the globe; in U.S. the second single, "Bleed It Out", peaked at #2 on The Hot Modern Rock chart and at #3 on The Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks; also the follow-up, "Shadow Of The Day", fell just shy of the #1 spot on The Hot Modern Rock Tracks and "Given Up" broke into the top 5 on both Billboard's Rock charts. The final single, "Leave Out All The Rest", reached the #11 position on The Hot Modern Rock airplay chart.
In mid-2009 the heavy-Rock powerhouse group returned at #1 on the Modern and Active Rock charts with "New Divide", a single lifted off the soundtrack to the summer blockbuster action film "Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen".
In October of that same year, Dead By Sunrise, the side-project of Chester Bennington, put out its debut album: "Out Of Ashes".