MUSIC NEWS: Linkin Park 'The Hunting Party' out today

Grammy-Award-winning rock band, LINKIN PARK have released their sixth studio album, The Hunting Party (Machine Shop Recordings / Warner Bros). Co-produced by band members Mike Shinoda and Brad Delson, the album is now available on iTunes http://smarturl.it/thehuntingparty and music retailers everywhere. 
 
Linkin Park have managed to capture their ever-innovative spirit and permeate it with a defiance and hunger seldom seen in bands working on their sixth album. Though some fans believe The Hunting Party to be something of a "prequel" to their debut album, Hybrid Theory, guitarist Brad Delson explains, "It's not a return to a style or sound, it's a return to an ethos and inspiration – one that predates us coming together as a band. It's the result of a hunger for music that we're not hearing anyone doing."
 
The debut single from The Hunting Party, "Guilty All the Same" was  #1 at Active Rock for three weeks.  The current single, "Until It's Gone," is quickly climbing the charts at both Alternative and Active Rock, where the band has dominated playlists for well over a decade.  The video for "Until It's Gone" premiered on Facebook, with a massive viewership of over a million views in the first 24 hours.
 
The band will kick off a week of events, beginning today, June 17th, with a live performance at the Red Bull Sound Space at KROQ at 12:00pm PST. The event will be broadcast live on www.KROQ.com and replay for 24 hours following the end of the performance.
 
On Wednesday June 18th, Linkin Park will be inducted into Guitar Center's Historic RockWalk, at 12:00pm PST at Guitar Center's Hollywood location on Sunset Blvd. Following the induction, Clear Channel will host an exclusive performance with the band, as well as an intimate Q&A, to discuss The Hunting Party as part of their iHeartRadio Live Series. The event will be broadcast live on-air as a 60-minute special on Clear Channel Modern Rock, Active Rock, Mainstream Rock and Sports stations, and streamed online across all radio websites and at www.iHeartRadio.com.
 
Tune in this Thursday June 19th to Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC-TV 11:30pm PT/ET) for a live performance with Linkin Park, and don't miss LP's own Mike Shinoda on Real Time with Bill Maher Friday June 20th on HBO (check local listings for times)
 
Linkin Park will also be headlining the first-ever "mtvU Fandom Awards" and "MTV Fan Fest" at Comic-Con International on July 24th at Petco Park in San Diego, CA. The mtvU Fan Fest will be open to all Comic-Con badge holders, and feature a performance from Linkin Park that will air on Sunday July 27th at 8:00pm ET/PT on MTV and mtvU.
 
"The Carnivores Tour is shaping up to be one of the biggest summer tours of 2014," says Rick Franks, President of Touring at Live Nation. "Linkin Park and Thirty Seconds To Mars are two of rock music's innovators who consistently bring out massive crowds to their electrifying live shows. Live Nation is proud to be part of this musical event this summer." The Carnivores Tour, also featuring AFI, kicks off August 8th in West Palm Beach, Florida. To purchase tickets and for tour updates go to: www.linkinpark.com
 
Aug 8   West Palm Beach, FL @ Cruzan Ampitheatre
Aug 9   Tampa, FL @ George M Steinbrenner Field
Aug 12  Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
Aug 13  Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
Aug 15  Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Arts Center
Aug 16  Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center
Aug 18  Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
Aug 19  Wantagh, NY @ Nikon Jones Beach Theater
Aug 21  Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Aug 23  Montreal, QC @ Parc Jean-Drapeau
Aug 24  Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
Aug 26  St Paul, MN @ Minnesota State Fair
Aug 27  Winnipeg, MB @ MTS Centre
Aug 29  Tinley Park, IL @ First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre
Aug 30  Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
Sept 5   The Woodlands, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Sept 6   Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
Sept 8   Englewood, CO @ Fiddler's Green Ampitheater
Sept 11 Irvine, CA @ Verizon Wireless Ampitheatre
Sept 13 Quincy, WA @ The Gorge Ampitheatre
Sept 15 Los Angeles, CA The Hollywood Bowl
Sept 16 Chula Vista, CA @ Sleep Train Ampitheatre
Sept 18 Wheatland, CA @ Sleep Train Ampitheatre
Sept 19 Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion


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