Multi-platinum two-time Grammy-winning rock band LINKIN PARK has announced the much-anticipated lineup for Projekt Revolution 2008. The fifth installation of the band's raging road show will see them headlining an all-star bill that features former SOUNDGARDEN/AUDIOSLAVE frontman Chris Cornell, electro-rockers THE BRAVERY and ASHES DIVIDE, featuring Billy Howerdel, known for his work with A PERFECT CIRCLE. The Revolution stage will be headlined by metallic act ATREYU and features hard hitters 10 YEARS, fiery Ohio natives HAWTHORNE HEIGHTS and buzz band ARMOR FOR SLEEP. Also performing will be percussive force STREET DRUM CORPS. The tour launches July 16 at the Tweeter Center in Boston.
In keeping with the theme of revolution, LINKIN PARK is teaming with Live Nation and giving back to their fans by picking up the tab for the service fees normally tacked onto concert ticket prices. This precedent-setting no-service-charge limited time offer is available for artist fan club members anxious to purchase tickets to the upcoming tour. Beginning at 10 a.m. on April 4, fans can take advantage of LINKIN PARK's special offer to cover the cost of extra fees by pre-ordering tickets at www.lpunderground.com or www.livenation.com. Tickets for select dates go on sale nationally beginning April 11.
"As a thank you to our fan club, we're picking up part of the tab for their tickets to this summer's Projekt Revolution," says LINKIN PARK co-frontman Mike Shinoda. "We'll be paying the service charge on fanclub pre-sale tickets, which will save each fan roughly $8-11. Our fan club has been incredibly loyal and supportive, and we hope this gesture lets them know how much we appreciate them."
In addition, LINKIN PARK is once again offering their fans the option of purchasing the Digital Souvenir Package, a groundbreaking promotion that provides concert-goers with a special post-gig memento: a live audio download and exclusive concert photos of that night's performance by LINKIN PARK, as well as a digital tour program. In short, it provides a live experience that concertgoers will never forget.
Produced by Live Nation and partnered with Major League Baseball, Monster Energy Drink, Verizon Wireless and Nowwhat.com, Projekt Revolution 2008 sees LINKIN PARK building upon the success and excitement of previous Revolution tours, which included artists such as MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE, KORN, SNOOP DOGG, HIM, XZIBIT and MUDVAYNE, among others.
"We started Projekt Revolution six years ago and have been lucky to have toured with some great bands," says LINKIN PARK co-frontman Chester Bennington. "This year, however, might just be the best lineup yet. We're looking forward to taking this show on the road and bringing great music to the masses."
Last month LINKIN PARK took a break from their headlining tour in support of new album "Minutes To Midnight" and traveled to New Orleans to help families displaced by Hurricane Katrina. The band joined volunteers from Music for Relief, and Habitat homeowner families from New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity to build homes in the damaged Gulf Coast area. Prior to that, LINKIN PARK's nonprofit organization, Music For Relief, initiated a partnership with Hollywood for Habitat For Humanity to fund and build homes in hurricane ravaged areas. Additionally, LINKIN PARK recently donated $1 from each ticket sold on their European, U.S. and Canadian headlining dates to Music for Relief for a tree-planting initiative.
With Projekt Revolution 2008, LINKIN PARK continues to give back, as $1 from every ticket sold will go toward Music for Relief to support disaster relief and reduce global warming. In just over a year Music For Relief has raised over $1 million for reforestation, planting over 797,000 trees. Music For Relief endeavors to help victims recover and rebuild following natural disasters but also works to reduce global warming. During Projekt Revolution 2008, Music for Relief will continue its grassroots outreach to fans to educate them on how to reduce their own carbon emissions and how those changes can have a global effect.
Projekt Revolution 2008 tour dates:
Jul. 16 - Boston, MA @ Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts
Jul. 18 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Post-Gazette Pavilion
Jul. 19 - Philadelphia, PA @ Susquehanna Bank Center
Jul. 20 - Hartford, CT @ New England Dodge Music Center
Jul. 22 - New York, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
Jul. 23 - Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
Jul. 25 - Raleigh, NC @ Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek
Jul. 26 - Virginia Beach, VA @ Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheater
Jul. 27 - Washington, DC @ Nissan Pavilion
Jul. 30 - Charlotte, NC @ Charlotte Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Aug. 01 - West Palm Beach, FL @ Cruzan Amphitheatre
Aug. 02 - Tampa, FL @ Ford Amphitheatre
Aug. 03 - Atlanta, GA @ Lakewood Amphitheatre
Aug. 07 - Phoenix, AZ @ Cricket Wireless Pavilion
Aug. 09 - San Francisco, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre at Mountain View
Aug. 10 - Irvine, CA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Aug. 12 - Denver, CO @ Fiddlers Green Amphitheatre
Aug. 15 - Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
Aug. 16 - Chicago, IL @ Alpine Valley Music Theatre
Aug. 17 - Indianapolis, IN @ Verizon Wireless Music Center Indianapolis
Aug. 19 - Cleveland, OH @ Blossom Music Center
Aug. 21 - St. Louis, MO @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater St. Louis
Aug. 23 - Dallas, TX @ Superpages.com Center
Aug. 24 - Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion