Further solidifying its place as one the world’s leading rock acts, LINKIN PARK’s third studio release, “Minutes to Midnight”, has been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America for sales exceeding 1 million copies in the U.S. in just 4 weeks. “Minutes to Midnight” debuted at #1 and sold 623,996 copies in its first week alone, making it the highest debut of the year. “It’s not a stretch to say that they could be the biggest act on the planet,” says James Montgomery of MTV.
“Minutes To Midnight” has already shipped over 3.3 million worldwide. The album has reached #1 in 32 countries and is certified platinum in 16 countries.
LINKIN PARK will kick off its Projekt Revolution tour on July 25 in Auburn, WA, zigzagging the nation with a final stop in Englewood, CO. This year’s lineup includes LINKIN PARK, MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE, TAKING BACK SUNDAY, H.I.M., PLACEBO and JULIEN-K on the Main Stage and MINDLESS SELF INDULGENCE, SAOSIN, THE BLED, STYLES OF BEYOND and MADINA LAKE on the Revolution Stage.
In addition to Projekt Revolution, LINKIN PARK will also headline the Tokyo portion of this summer’s Live Earth concert series. This 24-hour, 7-continenent, worldwide event taking place on July 7, 2007 will raise awareness of the global climate crisis. Over 100 artists, including SNOOP DOGG, CHRIS CORNELL, SMASHING PUMPKINS, FALL OUT BOY and SHERYL CROW, will perform in the concert series which is expected to reach over 2 million people worldwide.