Projekt Revolution Tickets
Founded by the famous rock band, Linkin Park, Projekt Revolution is a summer music tour encompassing a series of concerts that have a healthy mix of hard rock and rap groups. It is all about musical revolution, genre diversity, and artistic camaraderie. To come from the beginning to the end of the show, you get a lot of different sounds and you get a lot of different experiences, and that's what makes it fun. You could somewhat compare it to other music fests like Lollapalooza that was launched in 1992, the first of a string of multi-act tours that include Van's Warped Tour, Ozzfest, and the now-defunct Lilith Fair. The tour started small, but over the years has evolved into a larger event that now tours both the United States and Europe.
During the first outing of Projekt Revolution, in 2002, founders and organizers Linkin Park were joined by Cypress Hill and DJ Z-Trip. The following year saw Mudvayne and XZibit come onboard, while 2004 expanded the tour into a multi-stage experience even more impossibly diverse. Where else could you find Less Than Jake and Snoop Dogg on the same bill? For the next two years there were no subsequent Projekt Revolution festivals due to the members of Linkin Park concentrating on side projects. Additionally, the band assembled in the studio in 2006 to record their third album, Minutes to Midnight, and completing the CD, with touring taking a backseat. Projekt Revolution 2007 tour started at the end of July and ran until early September, focusing heavily on metal and alternative rock, offering only one hip-hop act, on the Revolution Stage. This brought on a lot of criticism from some, who accused Projekt Revolution of de-tracking from its original path of bringing together both rock and rap music.
Projekt Revolution 2008 Tour
For 2008 Projekt festival, Linkin Park has recruited a slew of disparate acts. The fifth Projekt Revolution tour is the most anticipated tour of the summer. It kicked off July 16 and is now in full swing. This tour did four European dates in June that covered Germany and the United Kingdom. Inviting Jay-Z and N.E.R.D. to participate helped restore the show's balance between rock and hip-hop groups. The main stage includes performances by founders Linkin Park alongside former Soundgarden/Audioslave front-man Chris Cornell, The Bravery, Street Drum Corps and alternative rockers Ashes Divide. Chris Cornell is reported to try to work in a couple new songs from his as-yet untitled forthcoming album, produced by Timbaland and The Bravery will perform songs from "The Moon," a reworked version of 2007's "The Sun and the Moon". The tour initially added Busta Rhymes to its lineup. Rhymes and Linkin Park recently collaborated on "We Made It," the first single and video from Rhymes' upcoming album, Blessed. However, it was dropped, leaving behind a line-up of just alternative and hard-rock acts. The second stage, dubbed the Revolution Stage, will play host to metal outfits Atreyu and 10 Years joining emo-rockers Hawthorne Heights and Armor For Sleep.
Linkin Park, the Founders
The Grammy-winning six-piece band Linkin Park has sold 40 million records worldwide since its 2000 debut, Hybrid Theory, which alone moved more than 18 million copies. Linkin Park's sophomore effort Meteora was released in March 2003; the first single "Somewhere I Belong" was an instant hit. Linkin Park has already toured at least three times in support of its 2007 "Minutes to Midnight" album, so it is planning on mixing up the set a bit. The album debuted at the top of The Billboard 200 last May and has since reached double-platinum status. In 2007 the band marked a historic first for an international rock band to perform at a stadium in China. The concert was a part of their worldwide Minutes to Midnight Tour.
Tour organizers and Linkin Park's Music for Relief organization have been working to make the event environmentally conscious. Projekt Revolution and Music for Relief will donate $1 from each ticket to American Forests for their program, which plants trees to help lessen the effects of global climate change. Last year Linkin Park's outreach project, Music for Relief, helped Southern California recover from the devastating wildfires. The band contributed $50,000 to Direct Relief International, a Santa Barbara nonprofit that had been providing medical supplies to victims. This donation was matched by SanDisk Corporation, a flash-data-storage-card company.
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