LINKIN PARK To Help Rebuild Homes In Hurricane-Affected New Orleans Area

On Wednesday, February 27, mega-platinum Grammy-winning rock band LINKIN PARK will take a break from their current tour in support of new album, "Minutes To Midnight", and travel 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 — will head to an undisclosed location in an area affected by Katrina where, alongside opening act COHEED AND CAMBRIA, they'll join 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.

"There is still so much work to be done on the Gulf Coast following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina," said bassist Dave "Phoenix" Farrell. "LINKIN PARK is proud to be a part of the rebuilding process."

The announcement comes six months after 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.

Additionally, LINKIN PARK will be bringing a fan and their guest to assist in the build. The fan, Adrian Mulloy, is the winner of the band's "What I've Done" sweepstakes, which required entrants to submit a video, less than two minutes in length, explaining what he/she has done to make the world a better place. In his video, Adrian expressed a strong belief that people must rise to the challenge and help one another in disaster situations. He has helped others in his home town in Wisconsin and would like to personally lend a hand to families recovering from Hurricane Katrina.

Founded by members of LINKIN PARK, Music For Relief is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing aid to victims of natural disasters and the prevention of such disasters. Since its inception in 2005, Music for Relief has raised over $2.5 million for the victims of the tsunami tragedy in Southeast Asia and hurricanes Katrina and Rita. MFR has organized a benefit concert featuring multi-platinum artists & numerous celebrity guests, sent musicians and volunteers to Southeast Asia and the U.S. Gulf Coast to help rebuild and donate supplies to people in need, and planted over 488,000 trees to help reduce global warming.

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