LINKIN PARK ANNOUNCE THE HUNTING PARTY TOUR WITH SPECIAL GUESTS RISE AGAINST AND OF MICE & MEN

11/03/2014

- Tour Kicks Off Jan. 15 and Will Make Stops in 19 Cities throughout North America -
- Tickets On Sale Starting Nov. 7 -

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LINKIN PARK today announced THE HUNTING PARTY TOUR, featuring special guests RISE AGAINST and OF MICE & MEN. The tour, promoted exclusively by Live Nation, kicks off Thursday, Jan.15 in Orlando, Fla. and concludes Saturday, Feb.14 in Edmonton, Alberta.

The Hunting Party Tour

The tour will hit several cities that haven't seen Linkin Park in the past several years, if ever. "Rock music was born in these towns, and for some reason these places tend to get overlooked much more than they should. We want our fans there to know how much they matter to us," says Chester Bennington , lead vocalist of Linkin Park. "After crossing paths with these guys at festivals around the world over the past decade, we're excited to finally share the road with Linkin Park," adds Tim Mcllrath, lead vocalist/guitarist of Rise Against. "We think this will be a great experience for all our collective fans." 

Austin Carlile , Of Mice and Men, recently joined Linkin Park on stage in Los Angeles during the band's hugely successful Carnivores Tour this past summer. "We are really excited to be joining Linkin Park on The Hunting Party Tour. I performed the song 'Faint' with them recently at the Hollywood Bowl and it was incredible. Can't wait to bring that experience to all our dedicated fans across America," said Carlile. "The opportunity to tour with a band that inspired me to pursue music is mind-blowing, and that's exactly what we want fans to experience when they see us together on tour." Linkin Park begins their sold-out European tour tonight with Of Mice & Men in Zurich, Switzerland.

Linkin Park's summer tour received universal praise from critics everywhere. Pulse magazine stated: "Linkin Park exploded onto the stage, and it immediately became apparent why this band can headline a tour of this magnitude with such amazing opening acts...quite simply, the members of LP are musical experts. Their sound has been polished, and has become more and more massive over the years of award-winning albums and relentless touring." Boston Music Spotlight  declared: "Over the course of 90+ minutes, Linkin Park tore through almost thirty songs with a consistent, in your face, flawless performance and authenticity throughout the set that covered their expansive fifteen-year career."

Members of the Linkin Park fan club can access an exclusive on www.lpunderground.com. Tickets for the general public go on sale starting Nov. 7. Check www.linkinpark.com and www.livenation.com for further information.

Linkin Park's sixth studio album, The Hunting Party was released June 17 and reached #1 on iTunes in 67 countries. 

THE HUNTING PARTY 2015 Tour Dates:

Jan. 15

Orlando, FL

Amway Center

Jan. 17

Nashville, TN

Bridgestone Arena

Jan. 18

Indianapolis, IN

Bankers Life Fieldhouse

Jan. 20

Pittsburgh, PA

Consol Energy Center

Jan. 21

Albany, NY

Times Union Center

Jan. 23

Atlantic City, NJ

Boardwalk Hall

Jan. 24

Providence, RI

Dunkin' Donuts Center

Jan. 25

Brooklyn, NY

Barclays Center

Jan. 27

Hershey, PA 

Giant Center

Jan. 28

Greensboro, NC

Greensboro Coliseum

Jan. 30

Uncasville, CT

Mohegan Sun Arena

Jan. 31

Manchester, NH

Verizon Wireless Arena

Feb. 3

Hamilton, ON

First Ontario Centre

Feb. 4

Grand Rapids, MI

Van Andel Arena

Feb. 6

Des Moines, IA

Wells Fargo Arena

Feb. 7

Lincoln, NE

Pinnacle Bank Arena

Feb. 11

Saskatoon, SK

Sasktel Centre

Feb. 12

Calgary, AB

Scotiabank Saddledome

Feb. 14

Edmonton, AB

Rexall Place

For tour updates and further info go to: www.linkinpark.com.

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LINKIN PARK (Credit: Brandon Cox )
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RISE AGAINST (Credit: LeAnn Mueller )
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OF MICE & MEN (Credit: Travis Shinn )
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LINKIN PARK is a Grammy-Award-winning, multi-platinum alternative rock band comprised of co-lead vocalist, Chester Bennington , drummer/percussionist, Rob Bourdon , guitarist Brad Delson , bassist Dave 'Phoenix' Farrell, DJ, programmer Joe Hahn and Mike Shinoda - co-lead vocals, keyboards, guitar. The band has sold over 50 million albums worldwide, and is the biggest band on Facebook - with over 65 million fans and counting. In the span of time since 2000, when Linkin Park debuted on the Billboard 200 – no other artist has had more top 10 singles on the Alternative chart, and no other band has achieved more  #1 albums this century. Their sixth studio album, The Hunting Party reached #1 in the iTunes store of 67 different countries. On their most recent touring cycle, the band played to over a million people, in 79 shows, on six continents.  In 2005, Linkin Park founded Music For Relief, a 501 © (3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing aid to victims of natural disasters and the prevention of such disasters. Since its inception, Music For Relief has raised over 6 million dollars for victims of multiple disasters across four continents. The organization was recognized by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon for the Download to Donate program to raise funds and awareness in the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake. In recognition of its humanitarian work, Linkin Park received a 2011 Global Leadership Award from the United Nations Foundation

RISE AGAINST After 15 years and six incendiary albums, Rise Against has become one of the most successful, challenging and revered punk rock bands on the planet. Rise Against have sold four million albums globally across their last four releases – with 2011's Endgame debuting at number one in Germany and Canada, and number two on the U.S. Billboard album chart. Their current album The Black Market was released in September 2014 via Interscope Records and debuted at #3 on the Billboard Top 200 chart.

OF MICE AND MEN Since the 2010 release of their self-titled debut, Orange County, CA-based quintet Of Mice & Men have blanketed rock radio airwaves, garnered critical acclaim, and amassed over 20 million YouTube views and close to 5 million social media followers on the strength of an electrifying sound and live show. The latter has seen them play to packed-house crowds on headlining tours around the world and key slots on top fests, including this year's Reading & Leeds Festival, where they were part of a star-studded lineup that included artists such as Queens of the Stone Age, Arctic Monkeys, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and many more. They're touring in support of their latest album, Restoring Force, which hit No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart and No. 1 on both the Billboard Top Independent and Top Rock Albums Charts. The band recently teamed with USA Today for the premiere of their new video, "Feels Like Forever."

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