LINKIN PARK will be kicking off their second annual Projekt Revolution tour on April 8th in Rochester, New York — and as a special nod to U.S. servicemen and women and their families, the band are inviting them to come as their guests to shows in cities nearest their bases.
"We feel the need to give back to these making personal sacrifices for our country," said guitarist Brad Delson in a statement. "So, we've set aside tickets in every city we're playing to invite armed-services personnel and their families to attend the shows for free."
Delson added, "Our hope is that during this difficult and challenging time, these special guests enjoy a moment of entertainment and fun."
The Projekt Revolution tour dates (subject to change):
Apr. 08 - Rochester, NY - Blue Cross Arena
Apr. 09 - University Park, PA - Bryce Jordan Center
Apr. 11 - Evansville, IN - Roberts Stadium
Apr. 12 - Memphis, TN - Mid South Coliseum
Apr. 13 - New Orleans, LA - Kiefer UNO Lakefront Arena
Apr. 15 - El Paso, TX - Don Haskins Center
Apr. 16 - Albuquerque, NM - Tingley Coliseum
Apr. 18 - Phoenix, AZ - America West Arena
Apr. 19 - Tucson, AZ - Tucson Convention Center
Apr. 21 - West Valley City, UT - E Center
Apr. 22 - Nampa, ID - Idaho Center
Apr. 23 - Spokane, WA - Spokane Arena
Apr. 25 - Billings, MT - MetraPark Arena
Apr. 26 - Rapid City, SD - Rushmore Plaza Civic Center
In other news, the following are the first-week global chart positions for LINKIN PARK's latest CD, "Meteora" (source: www.rockdetector.com):
1 – U.S.A.
1 – U.K.
1 - Ireland
1 - Austria
1 - Switzerland
2 - Holland
2 - Australia
3 - France
4 - Finland
4 - Brazil
"Somewhere I Belong" single global chart peak positions:
3 - Canada
4 - Brazil
4 - Ireland
10 – U.K.
12 - Germany
14 - Holland
15 - Switzerland
16 - Italy
16 - Australia
18 - Austria
19 - Sweden
32 - France
33 - New Zealand
40 – Argentina