Linkin Park have premiered a new lyric video for “Guilty All The Same (feat. Rakim)”, the first single off their upcoming sixth studio album which is due out later this summer. Linkin Park and Thirty Seconds To Mars are set to hit the road this summer with very special guests AFI. The trek kicks off on August 8 at the Cruzan Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach, FL and wraps up on September 19 at the Concord Pavilion in Concord, CA. Linkin Park have quietly been working on music for an upcoming album, which is slated for release some time this summer. Vocalist Chester Bennington has been handling mic duties for good friends Stone Temple Pilots. The band recently released the High Rise EP, are currently on the road in Australia co-headlining Soundwave Festival. Tickets for the Carnivores Tour are on sale now via www.CarnivoresTour.com.
Linkin Park exploded onto the nu metal scene in 2000 with the release of their debut LP, Hybrid Theory. The album produced four massive hit singles, and garnered the band their first Grammy Award nomination for Best Rock Album. The band won the Grammy for Best Hard Rock Performance for the single, “Crawling”. The disc went on to be certified diamond in 2005, and is currently the best-selling debut album of of the 21st century. The band supported the album with relentless touring, including appearances on Ozzfest and Family Values Tour. The band avoided the sophomore slump when their second album, 2003’s Meteora, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200. The album spawned an astounding five hit singles, and the band toured the world with support from P.O.D., Story of The Year, and Hoobastank. That summer, Metallica invited Linkin Park to take part in their Summer Sanitarium Tour. Over the next seven years, Linkin Park released two more studio LPs – 2007’s Minutes To Midnight and 2010’s A Thousand Suns. Both records debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 and quickly went platinum. In 2012, the band released their latest effort, Living Things. Once again, the band took the #1 spot on the Billboard Top 200. They co-headlined the Honda Civic Tour with Incubus, and played Australia’s Soundwave Festival alongside Metallica, Paramore, Slayer, and others. Linkin Park’s sixth studio album is due out this summer. In addition to the Carnivores Tour, the band is slated to play Download Festival, Rock am Ring, and Rock im Park in Europe. – by Matt Bishop