Linkin Park Announces North American Leg
Linkin Park is gearing up to get back on the road for the band’s first tour since 2015. Following news blasts for dates in the U.K., Germany and Japan, today the band announced gigs for the North American portion of the “One More Light World Tour.”
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Amway Center, Orlando, Fla.
The trek is named after the rockers’ seventh studio album. One More Light is due out May 19 via Warner Bros. Records. The project is described as Linkin Park’s most personal to date, “built on the stories of six voices coming clean about their lives and struggles.” The LP features guest appearances from Pusha T, Stormzy and Kiiara.
“Our fans know how much love we put into our live show,” guitarist Brad Delson said. “They know how much we enjoy the connection when we play a fan favorite on stage. The emotional and sonic content of this new batch of songs is going to bring a whole new dimension to the show.”
Linkin Park begins its 2017 travels with a May 6 appearance at Maximus Festival in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The band sticks around South America for a week to play gigs in Chile, Peru and Brazil.
After a run of festival dates and headline shows in Europe, Linkin Park kicks off the North American portion of the tour with a July 27 gig in Mansfield, Mass., at the Xfinity Center.
The tour will bring Linkin to Tampa, Houston, Dallas, Seattle, Las Vegas, Fresno and other fine cities in the U.S.A. Canadian cities getting a visit from the band include Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver.
The last confirmed stop in the States is Oct. 22 at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl – although the band promises that gigs in New York and Pennsylvania will be announced later on.
The excursion features special guest Machine Gun Kelly, whose third studio album, bloom, is due out May 12. Japan’s One OK Rock joins the tour in Boston, Philadelphia and Uncasville, Conn.
The Linkin Park Presale starts May 9, powered by Ticketmaster Verified Fan. Fans can register for the presale now.
An announcement from Linkin Park explains that the presale “will utilize unique fan-first technology to level the playing field and ensure fans compete against other fans for tickets – not software. The more you participate, the higher your spot in line and the better your access to tickets. Linkin Park Fan Club (LPU) members will get priority, but anyone can work their way to the top.”
Tickets go on sale to the general public May 12.
$1 from every ticket sold will benefit Linkin Park’s Music For Relief charity, which the band founded to help survivors of natural disasters and aid environmental protection.
Visit Linkin Park’s Pollstar artist page to see the band’s itinerary.