July 9th, 2007 09:00 EST
Projekt Revolution Tour Launches July 25; Main Stage Acts Include My Chemical Romance, Taking Back Sunday, HIM, Placebo and Julien-K
Linkin Park Announce Projekt Revolution 2007 Line-Up
Amidst a groundswell of rumors and anticipation, Warner Bros. artist Linkin Park confirmed today the fourth installment of Projekt Revolution beginning July 25th and culminating on September 3 in Denver at the Coors Amphitheatre (routing below). Fans can expect to see Linkin Park, My Chemical Romance, Taking Back Sunday, HIM, Placebo and Julien-K on the Main Stage and Mindless Self Indulgence, Saosin, The Bled, Styles of Beyond and Madina Lake on the Revolution Stage. Tickets go on sale nationwide on May 19th. The few dates not announced due to radio shows will be announced shortly. Tickets will be available at www.livenation.com.
Produced by Live Nation and partnered with Major League Baseball, "Halo 3" for Xbox 360, Monster Energy Drink, etnies and NowWhat.com, Projekt Revolution is a unique tour experience that merges a variety of music styles personally selected by the band. "I couldn't be happier with the group of artists joining us on Projekt Revolution this summer..." says co-vocalist Chester Bennington. "Linkin Park is thrilled to be joined by this amazing group of artists and I know the audience will share in our excitement." Previous Projekt Revolution alumni include Korn, Snoop Dogg, Cypress Hill, Xzibit, Mudvayne, Adema, Blindside and DJ Z-Trip.
Projekt Revolution and Music For Relief have been working hard at making this event an environmentally conscious effort. Besides making the tour a "Green" tour, Projekt Revolution and Music For Relief will be donating $1 from each ticket to give to American Forests for their Global ReLeaf program to plant trees to help reduce global temperatures.
This past weekend, Linkin Park performed some of the new tracks from their forthcoming release, "Minutes to Midnight," to a sold-out crowd of 40,000 at the Bamboozle Festival in NJ. Currently, they have the #1 track at Alternative and Active Rock radio and have sold more than 275,000 downloads to date of the first single, "What I've Done," the catalyst of what is sure to be the year of Linkin Park! Their third studio album, "Minutes to Midnight" (Machine Shop/Warner Bros.), releases May 15.
Linkin Park is Chester Bennington (vocals), Rob Bourdon (drums), Brad Delson (guitar), Joe Hahn (DJ), Dave "Phoenix" Farrell (bass), and Mike Shinoda (vocals). They have earned two Grammy Awards, the first for Best Hard Rock Performance in 2002 with their hit single "Crawling" and the second for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration with Jay-Z in 2006 for the innovative "Numb/Encore." Linkin Park has sold 40 million records worldwide since their debut in 2000. The diamond-certified "Hybrid Theory" has alone sold more than 18 million copies. In addition, Linkin Park established Music For Relief in January 2005 to help aid victims of world catastrophes and combat global warming. For more information on Linkin Park and Music For Relief, please log on to www.linkinpark.com or www.musicforrelief.org.
About The Main Stage Artists
My Chemical Romance -- singer Gerard Way, guitarists Ray Toro and Frank Iero, bassist Mikey Way and drummer Bob Bryar -- are a New Jersey-bred quintet whose latest album "The Black Parade," an epic theatrical concept album about mortality, shot to Number Two on Billboard's Top 200 album chart, scanning more than 240,000 copies its first week of release. Now platinum-certified, it was named "Album Of The Year" by Blender Magazine, and the band's "best album yet" by Entertainment Weekly. Rolling Stone, which ranked it in their Top 20 Albums of 2006, called "The Black Parade" "a rabid, ingenious paraphrasing of echoes and kitsch from rock's golden age of bombast." The first single, "Welcome To The Black Parade," spent eight weeks at the top of the Alternative / Modern Rock Radio Charts in the U.S., while the second single, "Famous Last Words," was a Top 5 Alternative / Modern Rock Radio Charts hit and is YouTube.com's most viewed music video in the history of the website. For more information on My Chemical Romance, please visit www.mychemicalromance.com or www.myspace.com/mychemicalromance.
Taking Back Sunday -- singer Adam Lazzara, guitarist/singer Fred Mascherino, guitarist Eddie Reyes, bassist Matt Rubano and drummer Mark O'Connell -- are a New York-based melodic hardcore quintet whose latest album, "Louder Now," skyrocketed to Number Two on Billboard's Top 200 chart a week after its April 23, 2006 release, scanning more than 157,000 units. Now gold-certified, the album has spawned two blockbuster Modern Rock hit singles "MakeDamnSure" and "Liar (It Takes One To Know One)," led to three sold-out tours and a MTV Video Music Award nomination (The MTV2 Viewer's Choice award) for "MakeDamnSure." The album, which captures the intensity generated during their explosive live performances, was voted "Album Of The Year" (2006) by Kerrang! Magazine. The band has sold 2.5 million records worldwide, with "Louder Now" marking their third consecutive gold album. Taking Back Sunday end each year with a personalized Holiday Card that is sold to their fans with all proceeds being donated to benefit cancer related charities chosen by family members who have been affected by the disease. For more information on Taking Back Sunday, please visit www.takingbacksunday.com or www.myspace.com/takingbacksunday.
HIM -- After conquering the rest of the world with chart-topping albums and sold-out tours that have seen them play before literally hundreds of thousands of fans over the last decade, Finland's finest, HIM, are proud to join Linkin Park on America's Projekt Revolution. They are currently in the studio ready to release their second full-length for Sire Records, out in September. The New York Times has hailed the band as becoming "one of the most popular loud rock bands in Europe by finding sweetness in heavy-metal doom and new-wave gloom." They are the first band from Finland to sell 500,000 copies in America (for their last record "Dark Light"), making them a gold-record selling artist. For more information on HIM, please visit www.heartagram.com or www.myspace.com/heartagram.
Placebo -- From collaborations with David Bowie, Michael Stipe, Robert Smith and Frank Black to headlining festivals all over Europe, South East Asia, and South America, over the past decade Placebo (Brian Molko - vocals and guitar, Stefan Olsdal - bass, and Steve Hewitt - drums) have slowly but surely grown into one of the biggest and best international rock bands on the globe. Following the success of 2003's "Sleeping With Ghosts," which reached Top 10 in 21 countries, sold 1.6 million copies worldwide and firmly re-established the band's foothold in the USA, their newest album, "Meds," is described by the band as a back-to-basics project with the elemental feeling of a first album. Following the path paved by their previous albums, "Meds" reached No. 1 status in France, Mexico, Austria, Greece, Chile, Switzerland and Belgium. Hailing from London, England, the band was also honored last year with the Kerrang! "Classic Songwriters Award." With a storied ten-year history, the darkly romantic and musically adventurous Placebo has been an acknowledged influence on such young bands as My Chemical Romance, Panic! At The Disco, AFI and Aiden. For more information on Placebo, log on to www.placeboworld.co.uk or www.myspace.com/placebo.
Julien-K is the brainchild of two of the founding members of the platinum-selling group Orgy; Amir Derakh and Ryan Shuck. Fusing the elements of dark electronic club music with styles of modern rock & pop, Julien-K is at the forefront of the electronic music scene. Joined by drummer Elias Andra and studio collaborator and cohort Brandon Belsky on keyboards & vocals, Julien-K push the boundaries of what traditional electronic music is supposed to be with explosive live performances that are larger than life.
Executive Produced by Chester Bennington, their debut album "Death to Analog" provides a sweeping landscape of musical influences and themes that pull the listener into their world on a first listen; A world where technology is fused with artistic expression in a way that has not been attempted before. The first single, "Kick the Bass," subversively assaults you this summer. For more information on Julien-K, please visit www.julien-k.com or www.myspace.com/julienk.
About Revolution Stage Artists
Mindless Self Indulgence -- The New York City-based punk/industrial/hip-hop group Mindless Self Indulgence consists of singer/songwriter Little Jimmy Urine, guitarist Steve, Righ?, bassist Vanessa, and drummer Kitty. The group's over-the-top sound debuted on their 1999 album "Tight," and their equally outrageous live shows won them opening spots on tours with Rammstein and Insane Clown Posse. For more information, please visit www.mindlessselfindulgence.com or www.myspace.com/mindlessselfindulgence
Saosin -- Southern California quintet Saosin have been tearing up stages around the world since the Sept. 26 release of their debut self-titled album on Capitol Records. In support of the release, Saosin has performed to ecstatic crowds along the Taste of Chaos Tour, both international and North America, and also alongside Senses Fail and Bleeding Through. For more information on Saosin, please visit www.saosin.com or www.myspace.com/saosin.
The Bled -- Inspired by groups like Refused and the Mars Volta, Tucson-based post-hardcore quintet The Bled burst onto the national scene with their 2005 Vagrant debut, "Found in the Flood." Previous to the Vagrant deal, The Bled had been on Fiddler, where they issued the 2003 album "Pass the Flask." For more information on The Bled, please visit www.thebledsite.com or www.myspace.com/thebled.
Styles of Beyond -- Well-known and respected artists, Styles of Beyond, earned their stripes from their famed appearances on the "Wake Up Show." What followed are two landmark independent albums, "2000 Fold" and "Megadef." After reconnecting with longtime friend, Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park, SOB contributed their signature rhymes on several tracks from Shinoda's "Fort Minor" album. Now, the quartet has the perfect platform and increased visibility as they work on their Mike Shinoda, Executive Produced breakout album, titled "Rocket Surgery" on Machine Shop Recordings/Warner Bros. Records. For more information on Styles of Beyond, please visit www.stylesofbeyondmusic.com or www.myspace.com/stylesofbeyond.
Madina Lake -- Fusing the forceful guitars of heavy metal with crisp harmonies, electronic accents and the melodic conceits of indie rock, Madina Lake is a conceptually ambitious group whose songs tell the stories of the imaginary community of Madina Lake, a secluded hamlet in the woods where life is much as it was in the 1950s. The band Madina Lake was formed in Chicago, IL, in 2005 by vocalist Nathan Leone, his twin brother Matthew Leone on bass, Mateo Camargo on guitar and programming, and Daniel Torelli on drums. For more information, please visit www.madinalake.com or www.myspace.com/madinalake.
About Live Nation
Live Nation is the world's largest live music company. Our mission is to inspire passion for live music around the world. We are the largest promoter of live concerts in the world, the second-largest entertainment venue management company and have a rapidly growing online presence. We create superior experiences for artists and fans, regularly producing tours for the biggest superstars in the business, including The Rolling Stones, Barbra Streisand, Madonna, U2 and Coldplay. Globally, we own, operate, have booking rights for and/or have an equity interest in more than 160 venues, including House of Blues® and Fillmore® music venues and prestigious locations such as Nikon at Jones Beach in New York and London's Wembley Arena. Our websites collectively are the second most popular entertainment/event websites in the United States, according to Nielsen//NetRatings. In addition, we also produce, promote or host theatrical, specialized motor sports and other live entertainment events. In 2006, we connected nearly 60 million fans with their favorite performers at approximately 26,000 events in 18 countries around the world. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Live Nation is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, trading under the symbol "LYV."
About the Partners
Major League Baseball Properties and its MLB Authentic Collection music-marketing program "Access To The Show" are returning to the summer festival circuit for another season of live music and entertainment. The "Access To The Show" tour, featuring the MLB Road Show, is designed to showcase the MLB Authentic Collection line of apparel both on-site at concert venues and in retail outlets. The MLB Authentic Collection includes the exclusive jerseys, headwear and outerwear identical to what is worn by players on all 30 Clubs.
The MLB Road Show is a high-tech tractor-trailer that's completely outfitted to give fans a chance to have an all-encompassing baseball experience. The truck includes pitching and batting cages, video game kiosks, an MLB Authentic Collection merchandise display and Internet kiosks where concert-goers can purchase MLB licensed products directly through the Shop section of MLB.com, the official Web site of Major League Baseball.
Monster Energy supports the music scene. From the top concert tours like Projekt Revolution to up-and-coming bands on their quest to break through. The bands are pounding down Monster more than ever. Check out the entire Monster line-up -- Original Monster Energy, Monster-Lo Carb, Monster Assault and the new Monster/fruit juice hybrids Khaos and M-80.
"Halo 3" for Microsoft's Xbox 360 is the hugely-anticipated sequel to the highly successful and critically acclaimed "Halo" franchise. In this third chapter of the "Halo" trilogy, Master Chief will face his greatest battle, launching an epic mission to stop the Covenant, destroy the impending Flood threat and ultimately save mankind.
Xbox 360 is the most powerful video game and entertainment system, delivering the best games, the next generation of the premier Xbox LIVE online gaming network and unique digital entertainment experiences that revolve around gamers. Xbox 360 has a catalog of more than 160 high-definition games and is available in 37 countries. More information can be found online at http://www.xbox.com/xbox360.
etnies, established in 1986, is the first skateboarder-owned and operated global action sports footwear and apparel company. etnies not only pushed the envelope by creating the first pro model skate shoe, but it pioneered technological advances and changed the face of skateboard footwear forever.
Today, etnies' vision is to remain the leading action sports company committed to creating functional products that provide the most style, comfort, durability and protection possible. etnies stays true to its roots by sponsoring a world class team of skateboarding, surfing, snowboarding, moto x and BMX athletes and continues its dedication by giving back to each of these communities. For additional information, visit www.etnies.com. They recently announced with Chester Bennington and his co-owned Club Tattoo, tattoo and body piercing parlors, their footwear collaboration, named Ve'cel.
NowWhat.com will be onsite with an interactive booth where concertgoers can stop by to get their free online photo, win great prizes, and pick up their net decoder card to enter the daily and grand prize sweepstakes online. Plus, concertgoers can log on to NowWhat.com after the show to watch exclusive behind-the-scenes footage from the tour!
American Forests helps people improve the environment with trees and forests. It is the nation's oldest nonprofit citizens' conservation organization. American Forests is a world leader in tree planting for environmental restoration, a pioneer in the science and practice of urban forestry and a primary communicator of the benefits of trees and forests. American Forests helps people plan and implement local actions to restore and maintain healthy ecosystems and communities. American Forests is on the World Wide Web at www.americanforests.org.
Music For Relief -- Linkin Park established Music For Relief in 2005, following the tsunami in Southeast Asia, to aid victims of natural disasters. Since its inception, Music For Relief has raised over $2 million for the victims of the tsunami tragedy and hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Music For Relief also recognizes the capability of global warming to increase the strength of some natural disasters and therefore endeavors to help prevent and reduce future natural disasters by reducing greenhouse gasses, seeking renewable forms of energy and educating the public about climate change.