LINKIN PARK Singer Looking Forward To Hitting New Countries

Launch Radio Networks reports: LINKIN PARK began a European and Asian tour last week that will bring the band for the first time to countries like Poland and Russia. While the group has played other countries in Eastern Europe like the Czech Republic, singer Chester Bennington told Launch that LINKIN PARK is especially looking forward to these first-time visits. "We haven't been to Poland or Russia and I'm really looking forward to it," he said. "We get to play Moscow, St. Petersburg. Those shows should be really, really awesome. And I know we've had a lot of demand from our fans out there for a couple of years, and we finally get to go out and perform."

LINKIN PARK will play in St. Petersburg, Russia on June 5, Moscow on June 6, and Katowice, Poland on June 13.

The band is also headlining the Tokyo installment of the global Live Earth concerts, scheduled for July 7.

In the U.S., LINKIN PARK will headline its fourth Projekt Revolution tour, beginning on July 25 in Seattle. The lineup includes MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE, TAKING BACK SUNDAY, H.I.M., PLACEBO, SAOSIN, rappers STYLES OF BEYOND and others.

LINKIN PARK's new album, "Minutes to Midnight", debuted at No. 1 on last week's Billboard album chart, selling 623,000 copies in its first week and landing the highest first-week total of 2007. It was one of only six albums in the past two years to sell more than 600,000 copies in a single week.

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