Multi-platinum rock act Linkin Park
has announced plans for a much-buzzed-about U.S. tour with special guests Coheed & Cambria
. The road jaunt is set to kick off February 12th at the Qwest Center in Omaha.
To intensify the live experience, Linkin Park is offering fans the option of purchasing a Digital Souvenir Package with their tickets, a groundbreaking promotion that provides concert-goers with a special post-gig memento: a live audio download of an entire show, exclusive concert photos and a digital tour program.
News of the tour follows a week in which Linkin Park solidified its position as one of the biggest rock bands in the world. As U.S. fans honored the group with an American Music Award ("Favorite Alternative Rock Artist"), the band was making history overseas as the first international rock group to perform at a stadium in China.
Touring in support of double-platinum-selling new album Minutes To Midnight
, Linkin Park played to a sold-out crowd at the prestigious Shanghai Hongkou Stadium on Sunday, November 18th, wowing a packed house with a set list that showcased past and present hits.
Shanghai was the group's sole stop in Mainland China and followed a string of sold-out European, Asian and Australian dates along with a sold-out summer U.S. tour. It's no wonder they were named "Band of 2007" during the recent MTV Europe Music Awards.
In other band news, Linkin Park's Chester Bennington
and Mike Shinoda
will be joining the likes of Quincy Jones
to announce nominations for the 50th Annual Grammy Awards. The press conference will take place on Thursday, December 6th in Los Angeles.
Co-produced by the legendary Rick Rubin (U2
, Tom Petty
, Red Hot Chili Peppers
) and Linkin Park frontman Mike Shinoda. Minutes To Midnight
(Machine Shop Recordings/Warner Bros. Records) is the third studio release from Linkin Park, following Hybrid Theory
(2000) and Meteora
(2003). The album debuted at #1 on Billboard's Top 200 and sold 623,996 copies in its first week alone. Four weeks after its release, the album was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America for sales exceeding 1 million copies. The album has shipped over 4.2 million worldwide, reaching #1 in 32 countries, and is certified platinum in 19 countries. It's one of the highest-debuting albums of 2007.
New single and video "Shadow Of The Day" (currently #10 on the Modern Rock Chart) follows previous top ten Minutes To Midnight
singles "What I've Done" (which hit #1 on the Modern Rock chart) and "Bleed It Out " (#2 on Modern Rock chart).
Tour dates are as follows:
2/12 Omaha, NE Qwest Center Omaha
2/13 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Ctr
2/15 Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena
2/16 Detroit, MI Joe Louis Arena
2/18 Manchester, NH Verizon Wireless
2/19 Baltimore, MD 1st Mariner Arena
2/21 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
2/22 Montreal, QU Bell center
2/23 London, ON John LaBatt center
2/25 Lexington, KY Rupp Arena
2/26 Nashville, TN Sommet Ctr
2/29 Oklahoma City, OK Ford Ctr
3/1 Albuquerque, NM Tingley Coliseum
3/2 El Paso, TX Don Haskins Ctr
3/8 West Valley City, UT E Center