Linkin Park Releases New Album 'The Hunting Party'
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 at 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 PDT. 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 PDT 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 11:35pm 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