Linkin Park to release new album “A Thousand Suns”

Friday, July 09, 2010
By Abbey Khan

Linkin Park is set to release their new album A Thousand Suns on September 14 and the album’s first single The Catalyst will debut on radio stations worldwide on August 2nd.

The band, which consists of vocalists Mike Shinoda and Chester Bennington, drummer Rob Bourdon, guitarist Brad Delson, DJ Joe Hahn and bassist Dave “Phoenix” Farrell, has teamed up with MySpace for the contest Linkin Park, Featuring You, which starts today, June 9th. It allows fans to collaborate with Linkin Park to produce their own song based on some of the tracks from the upcoming single. Fans can download audio stems from The Catalyst at, where they can adjust the stems and record and produce their own additional tracks, using their own music production software, and then upload their song to the band via their MySpace page. Once each new version is submitted, the track will be shared in an embeddable player, which anyone can access to rate and comment, as well as click through to record their own tracks. The winner, who will be chosen by Linkin Park, will either perform with the band on a song on the upcoming record or their submission will be included on the new album.

“Our albums are the foundation of who we are as a band, and reserving a spot for a fan to play on one of our songs felt like a way to show our dedication to them,” Shinoda said. “There are a lot of unknowns about what might get submitted for this contest, but that’s what makes it fun. Our fans continually energize us with their creativity and dedication, so I think they’re going to come up with something great.”

European concert tour dates (additional shows to be announced):
9-Oct Maquinaria Festival Santiago, Chile
11-Oct SWY Music & Arts Festival Sao Paulo, Brazil
20-Oct O2 Arena Berlin, Germany
22-Oct Schleyerhalle Stuttgart, Germany
23-Oct Tips Arena Linz, Austria
25-Oct Bercy Paris, France
27-Oct Lanxess Arena Koln, Germany
29-Oct O2 Arena Hamburg, Germany
30-Oct MCH Arena Herning, Denmark
1-Nov Hallenstadion Zurich, Switzerland
2-Nov Festhalle Frankfurt, Germany
4-Nov MEN Arena Manchester, UK
9-Nov LG Arena Birmingham, UK
10-Nov O2 Arena London, UK
11-Nov O2 Arena London, UK


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