On Wednesday, February 27, mega-platinum Grammy-winning rock band LINKIN PARK took a break from their current tour in support of new album, "Minutes To Midnight", and travelled to New Orleans to help families displaced by Hurricane Katrina. Following Tuesday night's show at the Sommet Center in Nashville, the band — vocalist Chester Bennington, drummer Rob Bourdon, guitarist Brad Delson, DJ Joe Hahn, bassist Dave "Phoenix" Farrell and vocalist Mike Shinoda — headed to Central City, New Orleans where, alongside opening act COHEED AND CAMBRIA, they 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.
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Photos by: George Long
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. New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity was chosen to be the beneficiary of these funds, with multiple families benefitting as a result of Music for Relief's extraordinary efforts. Music For Relief raised the monies for these homes through an innovative multi-platform campaign including donations, merchandise sales, ticket auctions and other activities online and onsite during LINKIN PARK's Projekt Revolution tour. The organization will continue to raise funds through the current LINKIN PARK arena tour at the Music for Relief booth on site for each date, as part of their ongoing relationship with Hollywood for Habitat for Humanity.