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Linkin Park Announces September 14th Release For New Album âA Thousand Sunsâ
July 15 2010

Linkin Park Announces September 14th Release For New Album âA Thousand Sunsâ

Lead single âThe Catalystâ to impact Canadian radio on August 3rd band partners with MySpace music to feature fan performance on new album through their official website (, Linkin Park has announced a September 14th release date for their new album A Thousand Suns (Machine Shop Recordings/Warner Bros.). The album is co-produced by Rick Rubin (U2, Johnny Cash) and Linkin Park vocalist Mike Shinoda, who last joined forces to produce Linkin Parkâs 2007 release, Minutes to Midnight.

The first single from the new album will be âThe Catalyst,â will debut on Canadian radio on Tuesday, August 3rd and will also be featured on the bandâs myspace music profile ( Prior to the songâs release, the band and MySpace are teaming up for âLInkin Park, featuring you,â a unique promotion that gives fans a first-of-its-kind opportunity to collaborate with Linkin Park to produce their own song based on some of the tracks from the forthcoming single.

A winner will be chosen by Linkin Park and their submission will either be included on the band's new album or the winner will be invited to perform with the band on a song on the upcoming record.

Fans can go to to download audio stems from âThe Catalyst.â fans will be encouraged to adjust the stems and also record and produce their own additional tracks. Fans can use their own music production software to create their song and then upload it 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 contest is live as of tomorrow.

The âLinkin Park, featuring youâ promotion is the start of a multi-phase global partnership between the band and MySpace music. Throughout the next four months, Linkin Park fans worldwide will have access to live shows, exclusive content and special chances to interact with the band like never before through the MySpace music platform.

âOur 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,â says Shinoda. âThere are a lot of unknowns about what might get submitted for this contest, but thatâs what makes it fun. Our fans continually energize us with their creativity and dedication, so i think theyâre going to come up with something great.â

The band (Shinoda, vocalist Chester Bennington, drummer Rob Bourdon, guitarist Brad Delson, dj Joe Hahn and bassist Dave "Phoenix" Farrell) also recently announced that theyâll be touring Europe this Fall, beginning Wednesday, October 20th at the O2 World, Berlin and wrapping Wednesday, November 11th at the 02 arena, London. Ticket info can be found at

A celebration of sound and vision, each of these live performances is designed to be a transformative multi-media experience, complete with a unique blending of music and art and featuring never-before-seen visual technology. In addition, this tourâs setlist, which will be packed with a plethora of the bandâs biggest hits, will be the first to showcase material from A Thousand Suns.

European Tour Dates For Linkin Park Are As Follows (Additional Shows To Be Announced). Please Visit For Updates.

Date Venue City/country
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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