April 03, 2008, 8:00 AM ET
Mitchell Peters, L.A.
Linkin Park, Chris Cornell, the Bravery and Ashes Divide (featuring A Perfect Circle's Billy Howerdel) will perform on the main stage of the 2008 Projekt Revolution tour, set to begin July 16 at the Tweeter Center outside Boston.
The fifth installation of the Linkin Park-reared trek is scheduled to visit 24 U.S. cities this summer and wrap Aug. 24 at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in Houston. Atreyu, 10 Years, Hawthorne Heights, Armor For Sleep and the Street Drum Corps will appear on the smaller Revolution Stage.
For a limited time beginning tomorrow (April 4), Linkin Park and tour producer Live Nation say they will absorb service fees for tickets purchased through the band's fan club, lpunderground.com, or livenation.com.
"As a thank you to our fan club, we're picking up part of the tab for their tickets to this summer's Projekt Revolution," Linking Park co-frontman Mike Shinoda said. "We'll be paying the service charge on fan club pre-sale tickets, which will save each fan roughly $8-$11. Our fan club has been incredibly loyal and supportive, and we hope this gesture lets them know how much we appreciate them."
Tickets for select dates go on sale to the general public beginning April 11 via linkinpark.com and livenation.com. Ticket prices for the trek have not yet been released, but Linkin Park will donate $1 from each ducat to Music for Relief, which supports disaster relief efforts and the reduction of global warming.
Projekt Revolution tour sponsors include Major League Baseball, Monster Energy Drink, Verizon Wireless and Nowwhat.com. Last year's outing featured My Chemical Romance, Taking Back Sunday, HIM, Placebo, Julien-K, Mindless Self Indulgence, Saosin, the Bled, Styles Of Beyond and Madina Lake.
Linkin Park will be on the road promoting its newest album "Minutes to Midnight," which dropped last May via Machine Shop/Warner Bros. The album, Linkin Park's first in four years, has sold 2.3 million copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundS