Posted on January 31, 2015 by minuteforce
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It has been announced via this news post on linkinpark.com that Linkin Park band member Mike Shinoda will pay a visit to the Linkin Park Underground chatroom on Wednesday, February 4 at 11:30 AM, PST.

Members of the Linkin Park Underground community will be able to drop in and ask Shinoda questions regarding Linkin Park's upcoming festival dates, Shinoda's holiday plans, new Linkin Park material that could be in the works and, of course, Chester Bennington's mysterious ankle injury which caused the cancellation of many tour dates!

Are you looking forward to this LPU chat session? What would you ask Mike Shinoda? Let us know on our message board!

Source: linkinpark.com via Filip
Posted on January 31, 2015 by minuteforce
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According to a news post on linkinpark.com, Linkin Park will be headlining Bud Light's River City Rockfest this year. The festival, now in its third year, will take place in San Antonio, TX on Sunday, May 24 and sees Linkin Park sharing a bill with rock acts including Anthrax and In Flames.

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Pre-sale tickets for the event will be available for Linkin Park Underground members starting February 3 at 10 AM, CST. This sale will end two days later on Thursday, February 5, at 11:59 PM, CST.

Pre-sale tickets will also be available to members signed up to the event's mailing list, starting at the same date and time as the Linkin Park Underground pre-sale. Information about this pre-sale, as well as general ticket details, can be found on the event's official website.

After that, general ticket sales will begin on February 6 at 10 AM, CST via Ticketmaster.

Source: linkinpark.com
Posted on January 21, 2015 by minuteforce
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A post on Loudwire reveals that Linkin Park will be headlining 2015's Rocklahoma festival alongside esteemed rock acts such as Slayer and Godsmack. The rock music event, now in its ninth year, will take place in Pryor, Okla from May 22 to May 24.

Joe Litvag, the event's co-producer, says this about securing Linkin Park for the festival line-up:

“We literally spend months and months piecing together the exact right mix of artists for Rocklahoma each year. Linkin Park and Slayer happen to be two of the most requested artists by the fans of Rocklahoma to play, so to get them both at the same time is a major coup.”
Pre-sale tickets for the festival are currently available via the Rocklahoma Facebook page and official website. This pre-sale will end on Monday, January 26 at 12 PM, CT.

Source: Loudwire via Broman
Posted on January 20, 2015 by Kevin
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This is not fun for anyone.

Due to the broken ankle Chester suffered he has been forced into surgery and requires six weeks of rest and recovery. The official statement from Linkin Park reads:

LOS ANGELES, CA (January 20, 2015) Linkin Park regret to inform their fans they must cancel the remaining dates of The Hunting Party tour through February 14th, due to a leg injury of lead vocalist Chester Bennington. The injury requires immediate medical attention making it physically impossible for Bennington to perform. Chester says, “I'm really disappointed this injury has made it impossible to continue with this tour. The first couple of shows were just magical. We will truly miss not being with our fans for the next few weeks. Hope to see you again soon."

Fans can seek refunds at point of purchase.
We here at the LPA wish Chester the best possible recovery and the best well wishes we can give.

 
Posted on January 20, 2015 by Kevin
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*UPDATE*
This show and tomorrows in Albany has been cancelled due to Chesters leg injury. Tickets will be refunded. More info over at LinkinPark.com We here at LPA wishes Chester the best and hopes for a speedy recovery.
But I spent a lot of time writing this post, so please read it anyway

Black and Yellow, Black and Yellow...

As Linkin Park moves on with the tour to Pittsburgh, so do we! The band has performed here four times before, two times in 2000, once in 2001 and then they returned for one show in 2003.. and then nothing until now. With all these shows being performed before people kept good track of the shows we don't have much information about any of these, except for the the 2001 performance. The band was rocking a solid setlist back then, with eleven out of the twelve songs from Hybrid Theory being played(damn you, Cure For The Itch!), and then they also played And One and High Voltage just for good measure. We can only dream of them playing that many songs from a new album these days. Thankfully, people brought cameras to concerts even back in 2001 and someone was nice enough to record the whole show for us to enjoy 14 years later. Check out High Voltage below.


Who wants these kinds of intimate shows again? LPU Tour? I'm just saying...

So... as we all know, Chester has this unfortunate tendacy to get hurt. Quite often. Everything from poisonous spider bites, breaking his wrist during the show, smacking a hole in his lip with a tennis racket and dislocating a disc in his back, the man has done it all and probably a lot more. But this has to be a record for doing it the soonest on a tour... he broke his ankle. Before the third show on the tour... that is pretty damn impressive. We are not sure how this happened, but this quote comes from LPA member Broman:

Chester broke his foot so he played on a scooter and limped around the whole time. A friend told me Chester told him he was at the gym, someone tried hitting him in the nuts so he moved out of the way and tripped.
Wow. We feel your pain Chester.

As for the show itself, it went off pretty well. Guests on this show included Aaron Pauley on the Iridescent section of the Ballad Medley, Austin Carlile on Faint and Tim McIllrath on Bleed It Out. Check out One Step Closer here below.


"Cause I'm about to break" another body part? Isn't your ankle enough?

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Oh hey, look, there's an elephant in the room! Let's talk about it.
The band has currently played two setlists, this tour versions of Set A and Set B, both of them have a certain problem with them.. the lack of songs from The Hunting Party. Rebellion and Until It's Gone have been dropped from both setlists, and that new song that the band was teasing in this Instagram post has not shown up in either of the setlists. The band has switched up setlists in the middle of tours before, which we can hope for with this situation. Or maybe they will bring out a Set C with the dropped songs and the new one. We have plenty of dates left on this tour that the band can surprise us on. Wait and see.

Are you going to the show? Well... In an initiative to connect the fans of Linkin Park, we here on LPA made a meet up schedule, so if you want to meet some fellow LPA users before the show, the page for all the information and names of who are attending the show is right here. So make it known that you are attending the show, so you can meet some other awesome fans. Remember to tweet pictures to @LPAssociation if you meet some other members.

After this the band moves on to Albany on the 21st and then they head to Atlantic City on the 23rd.

Are you going to this show? Are you looking forward to the tour? What do you think the new song will be that they play? Come and discuss in our forums.

The Hunting Party Tour Schedule:

1/21 Albany, NY @ Times Union Center
1/23 Atlantic City, NJ @ Boardwalk Hall
1/24 Providence, RI @ Dunkin’ Donuts Center
1/25 Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
1/27 Hershey, PA @ Giant Center
1/28 Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coliseum
1/30 Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
1/31 Manchester, NH @ Verizon Wireless
2/3 Hamilton, ONT @ FirstOntario Centre
2/4 Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena
2/6 Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo Arena
2/7 Lincoln, NE @ Pinnacle Bank Arena
2/11 Saskatoon, SK @ Sasktel Centre
2/12 Calgary, AB @ Scotiabank Saddledome
2/14 Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Place

 
Posted on January 18, 2015 by minuteforce
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Linkin Park have blasted through two dates so far on their current North American tour in support of their 2014 effort "The Hunting Party"; on January 15, the band began the tour in Orlando, FL, and, last night saw them play the second date in Nashville, TN. Tonight, January 18, comes the third show of the nineteen-show tour in Indianapolis, IN, at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The band will be joined by supporting acts Of Mice And Men and Rise Against.

Tonight's show will be Linkin Park's first time playing at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse, which actually opened fairly recently, in late 2011, but Indianapolis has seen Linkin Park quite a few times in the past. The band performed there three times in 2001, and later brought their Projekt Revolution summer festival tour to the city three times in a row, in 2004, 2007 and 2008. Their most recent performance in Indianapolis was in 2012 on the Honda Civic tour.


Last night's show in Nashville saw the band unveil a brand-new setlist that shuffled a few songs around to different spots in the set and re-introduced the shortened version of the "Meteora" cut "Lying From You", complete with an intro drawn from the mash-up with Jay-Z's "Dirt Off Your Shoulder". This is the first time the song has been performed this year.

A recording of the shortened "New Divide" (and some of "What I've Done" too) is among the very first videos from the show to be uploaded to YouTube as fan footage begins to trickle in.


Will Linkin Park unveil a third setlist in Indianapolis tonight? The band have left a vague hint that a song from "The Hunting Party" might see its live debut on this tour - with two dates down and no new song played so far, perhaps this third time could be a charm!

After playing this date, Linkin Park will bring their show to Pittsburgh, PA on January 20 and, then, to Albany, NY on January 21.

Are you going to this show? Come and discuss it on our message board! If you're attending this show or any other dates on this tour and you want to plan some meet-ups with other members of the LPA community, please feel free to check this thread.

 
Posted on January 17, 2015 by minuteforce
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Linkin Park kicked off their North American "The Hunting Party" tour on January 15, two nights ago, in Orlando, FL. Tonight, January 17, they are set to play the tour leg's second date in Nashville at the Bridgestone Arena. The nineteen-show tour leg sees the band visit cities that they have rarely played in - or, in some cases, never played in - during their extensive touring history, and Linkin Park are being supported on these dates by Of Mice And Men and Rise Against.

Linkin Park are no strangers to Nashville. Their first visit to the city was in 2000 on a tour where they supported Kottonmouth Kings; the following year, the band played in Nashville again as part of the Ozzfest line-up. Finally, Linkin Park returned again in 2004 as a stadium-filling headlining act on their own "Meteora" world tour.


Lastly, in 2008, Linkin Park played a couple of shows Nashville while touring in support of "Minutes To Midnight", their most recent shows in the city up until now.


Orlando's show saw the band deliver a setlist not too different from that of their last tour, but delivered a couple of surprises by performing the "Meteora" cut "From The Inside" and reviving the "Hybrid Theory" fan-favourite "A Place For My Head" to begin the encore segment. A couple of songs from "The Hunting Party" were put on ice; "Rebellion" and "Until It's Gone" were, surprisingly, not performed.


Furthermore, a post on Instagram earlier this week revealed that Linkin Park have rehearsed "a new song", presumably one from "The Hunting Party" that has yet to be played live, but no new song has been brought to the stage just yet. This Nashville show might be the one where a new setlist and a new song is brought out.

Following this date, the tour moves onto Indianapolis on January 18, before going to Pittsburgh for a show on January 20.

Are you going to this show? Come and discuss it on our message board! If you're attending this show or any other dates on this tour and you want to plan some meet-ups with other members of the LPA community, please feel free to check this thread.

 
Posted on January 15, 2015 by Kevin
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Time to kick off another tour, and for the second time on this touring cycle we are kicking it off in Florida!

This will be the return to Orlando for the band, not visiting in 12 years! The first show was back in 2000 on July 24(my ninth birthday, thank you very much). This is the only show from Orlando that there is a recording from, you can check out Forgotten from the show further below. They then returned later in the year on November 15th. The band came back in 2003 on July 13th.


In case you wanted to sing along in Spanish... I guess?

Last we caught up with the band they finished off the busy 2014 with the KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas show. The band was not the headliner so therefore they played a shorter setlist, however they did not let this stop them from having a great show. The show went pretty smoothly, with just a few sample mishaps and some technical difficulties, you can witness it yourself with this complete recording. The band was once again joined by Daron Malakian on Rebellion and Tim McIllrath on Bleed It Out. Check out Bleed It Out here below.


I dislike when they censor the music too

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This was set to be a normal opening show, until the band posted this photo on their Instagram page with the title "BBB rehearsing a new song". This opened the floodgates with speculation about what song it could be. Currently the favourites amongst the speculation are Keys To The Kingdom, War and A Line In The Sand. If War is the new song to be played it would be a bit of a surprise, since the band has previously expressed interest in Keys To The Kingdom and A Line In The Sand to be played live, but not War. There has also been talk about it being a NEW new song, something not from The Hunting Party. We don't know if the song will debut at this show or later on in the tour, we all have to wait and see what the band has up their sleeves for us.

For this tour, the band wanted to head out to places they have not been to as much as they have wanted to, starting off with this show, since they have not been in Orlando since 2003. Members of both of Mice and Men and Rise Against have been joining the band on stage, Austin Carlile joined the band on Faint for a big portion of the recent European tour, Aaron Pauley joined the band for the Iridescent portion of the ballad medley for a few performances on that tour and Tim McIllrath joined the band for the last two performances of 2014 on Bleed It Out. Tim and Chester said recently in a interview that the bands are open for live collaborations, so we can hopefully expect a repeat of all these appearances at least once on the tour.



Are you going to the show? Well... In an initiative to connect the fans of Linkin Park, we here on LPA made a meet up schedule, so if you want to meet some fellow LPA users before the show, the page for all the information and names of who are attending the show is right here. So make it known that you are attending the show, so you can meet some other awesome fans. Remember to tweet pictures to @LPAssociation if you meet some other members.

After this the band moves on to Nashville on the 17th and then they head to Indianapolis on the 18th.

Are you going to this show? Are you looking forward to the tour? What do you think the new song will be that they play? Come and discuss in our forums.

The Hunting Party Tour Schedule:

1/17 Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
1/18 Indianapolis, IN @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse
1/20 Pittsburgh, PA @ Consol Energy Center
1/21 Albany, NY @ Times Union Center
1/23 Atlantic City, NJ @ Boardwalk Hall
1/24 Providence, RI @ Dunkin’ Donuts Center
1/25 Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
1/27 Hershey, PA @ Giant Center
1/28 Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coliseum
1/30 Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
1/31 Manchester, NH @ Verizon Wireless
2/3 Hamilton, ONT @ FirstOntario Centre
2/4 Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena
2/6 Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo Arena
2/7 Lincoln, NE @ Pinnacle Bank Arena
2/11 Saskatoon, SK @ Sasktel Centre
2/12 Calgary, AB @ Scotiabank Saddledome
2/14 Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Place


SETLIST:

01. Mashup Intro #2 (Session / Catalyst / Requiem / Guilty All The Same Intro)
02. Guilty All The Same
03. Given Up (Extended Outro)
04. From The Inside
05. One Step Closer (Extended Outro)
06. Blackout [Shortened]
07. Papercut [Shortened]
08. Runaway [Shortened] (Wastelands Transition)
09. Wastelands
10. Castle of Glass (Experience Version; Martin Luther King Jr Speech, Piano Transition Outro; w/ Oppenheimer Speech)
11. Leave Out All The Rest/Shadow Of The Day/Iridescent (Ballad Medley)
12. Robot Boy [Shortened] (Instrumental)
13. Joe Solo Medley (Wretches And Kings, Victimized Remix, Buy Myself, Cure For The Itch, Session, Plc.4 Mie Hæd)
14. Burn It Down
15. Waiting For The End (Apaches Intro w/ 'Until It Breaks' Verse 2)
16. Final Masquerade
17. Mike Solo Medley (Wretches And Kings, Remember The Name Chorus, Skin To Bone Remix; Ext. Outro Transition)
18. Numb (Numb/Encore Intro + Outro)
19. In The End
20. Faint (Extended Outro)
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21. A Place For My Head (Ext. Guitar Solo Intro)
22. New Divide [Shortened] (No Second Verse and Second Chorus; Transition Outro)
23. Crawling [Shortened] (No Second Verse and Second Chorus; w/ Faster Tempo)
24. What I've Done (Short Intro, Ext. Guitar Solo Bridge)
25. Bleed It Out (Ext. Bridge w/ The Catalyst Refrain; Ext. Ending)

 
Posted on January 14, 2015 by Derek
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This past Friday (01/09/2015), AltWire.net, along with several other online and print publications, were invited to take part in a telephone press conference featuring Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington, Rise Against’s Tim McIllrath and Of Mice and Men’s Austin Carlisle to promote Linkin Park’s upcoming The Hunting Party Tour, which kicks off in Orlando, FL later this week.

AltWire has taken the liberty of providing the full transcript for your reading pleasure. Check it out here.

Note: If sharing on a blog or other fansite, due to the immense amount of time put into preparing the article, the writing staff at AltWire must kindly request that you please link to the article only instead of posting the full transcript elsewhere. Thanks!

 
Posted on January 9, 2015 by Kevin
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A new episode of LPTV has been uploaded to the Linkin Park YouTube channel, this time continuing with detailing part of the bands recent European tour. With this episode the shows in Vienna, Paris, Frankfurt, Berlin and the second night in London. Apart from the usual great audience and performance shots, we also get to see Mike explain the backstory of A Line In The Sand and Chester describes how he injured himself. It wouldn't be a Linkin Park tour without Chester injuring himself... Check out the episode here below.


It WOULD be fun to see them trying to perform without Rob...

Remember to subscribe to the Linkin Park YouTube channel for new episodes of LPTV and all the other videos from the band.

What do you think of the episode? Come and discuss in our forums.

Source: Linkin Park YouTube via LP_Evan