Copyright 2004

[ February 19th 2004 ]

Linkin Park will launch their third annual Projekt Revolution tour this summer. The highly anticipated tour will feature seminal artists Korn and Snoop Dogg. The summer tour will continue in the tradition of past Projekt Revolution tours, born on the idea of merging and showcasing a variety of music styles. Projekt Revolution began in 2002 with openers Cypress Hill, Adema and DJ Z-Trip. Last year's musical guests were Xzibit, Mudvayne and Blindside. Projekt Revolution begins July 23rd and goes through September 6th. Tour dates, cities, and additional artists to the line up will be announced shortly.

"It's an amazing feeling to experience an artist's music live, standing right there in the same room as the person who wrote the songs," says Mike Shinoda, vocalist for Linkin Park, "...and I think that these three headline-quality acts will show the Projekt Revolution crowd what a powerful feeling that can be." Currently, Linkin Park are finishing up their headlining Meteora World Tour which has seen the band playing sold-out concerts at major arenas across the country. The tour began in January 2004 and will end on March 15th at The Forum in Los Angeles.

Linkin Park's Meteora was the best selling rock album of 2003 moving over 4 million copies in the U.S. alone. In November 2003 they released Linkin Park: Live In Texas, a CD/DVD combo that was filmed during last year's Summer Sanitarium tour with Metallica. Their debut album, Hybrid Theory, has sold 15 million copies worldwide and was the best selling album of 2001.

Korn have sold more than 20 million albums worldwide and have received widespread critical acclaim for their music. The band - Jonathan, Munky, Head, Fieldy and David - has redefined the parameters of heavy music, revolutionizing the genre by matching unsettling guitar textures and volcanic rhythms with jagged, introspective lyrics and intense vocal stylings. TAKE A LOOK IN THE MIRROR, released in November 2003, marks the band's sixth - and first self-produced - album. The two-time Grammy-Award winning group recently received a third Grammy nomination in the "Best Metal Performance" category for "Did My Time," a track from TAKE A LOOK IN THE MIRROR; the song was also featured in the film Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle Of Life.

Critically acclaimed rapper Snoop Dogg burst on to the scene in 1992. Since then, Snoop has emerged as one of hip hop's most acclaimed artists, rapping with everyone from Outkast to Pharell to Wu-Tang Clan to Kid Rock. The Long Beach rapper has sold tens of millions of records and starred in numerous movies such as Training Day as well as the upcoming Starsky & Hutch and Soul Plane. In 2004, Snoop Dogg will release 2 new records, the long awaited 213 album, featuring Warren G and Nate Dogg, and a new solo album. Snoop has a successful line of clothing and has his own edition of a Cadillac called the Snoop DeVille.

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