Sunday, June 16, 2013

Linkin Park

I was more than excited for my male straight friends when I got the news that Grammy-Award-winner and Multi-Platinum Alternative Rock Band, LINKIN PARK will be performing for a one night show in Manila. It will be on August 13, 2013 at the Mall of Asia Arena for their “Linkin Park: Living Things World Tour”. I know a lot of people who are solid fans of this band who imitated the band and band members from their tattoos and piercing to sounding like them; modern rock with hiphop.

The band has sold over 50 million albums worldwide. Since 2000, when Linkin Park debuted on the Billboard 200 – no other artist has had more top 10 singles on the Alternative chart and, with the release of their latest album, LIVING THINGS (Machine Shop Recordings /Warner Bros), which reached #1 in over 20 countries, no other band has achieved more #1 albums this century.

From day one, Linkin Park built the band upon the premise of fusing all of their favorite styles of music—as disparate as they might be. This makes them having an identifiable and signature sound.

The same six players, comprised of co-lead vocalist Chester Bennington, Drummer & Percussionist Rob Bourdon, Guitarist Brad Delson, Bassist Dave 'Phoenix' Farrell, DJ & Programmer Joe Hahn and co-lead vocalist/keyboards/guitarist Mike Shinoda, released a year ago their latest personal album ‘Living Things’ which centered on human emotions and relationships. It is informed by and built upon all previous Linkin Park albums, while still pushing the band’s sound into new territory. It’s spirited, energetic, daring and unafraid to hybridize the past, present and future. It’s absolute proof to a radical theory six musicians have devoted their lives to testing.

Linkin Park has not only developed new tools to make that philosophy a reality, but they’re finally comfortable embracing—and uniting—every aspect of their career..

In 2005, Linkin Park founded ‘Music for Relief’, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing aid to victims of natural disasters and the prevention of such disasters. Since its inception, Music for Relief has raised over 5 million dollars for victims of multiple disasters across four continents. The organization was recently recognized by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon for the Download to Donate program to raise funds and awareness in the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake. In recognition of its humanitarian work, Linkin Park received a Global Leadership Award from the United Nations Foundation.

For every ticket purchased for the Manila concert, 1US$ will be donated to Music for Relief to rebuild homes in Mindanao in partnership with All Hands Volunteers for their long term recovery program following Typhoon Washi, locally known as Typhoon "Sendong".

Ticket Prices: (exclusive of ticketing service charge)

Php 9,880 - VIP Standing, 
Php 9,880 - Patron Center Seated (reserved seating), 
Php 6,880 - Lower Box A (reserved seating), 
Php 5,880 - Lower Box B (reserved seating), 
Php 3,480 - Upper Box (reserved seating), 
Php 880 - General Admission (reserved seating)

For concert ticket inquiries and reservations for the Linkin Park: Living Things World Tour, call SM Tickets at (02) 470-2222 or visit