Linkin Park Prepares To Ride 'Meteora'
Modern rock act Linkin Park has settled on "Meteora" as the moniker for its highly anticipated sophomore Warner Bros. album.Modern rock act Linkin Park has settled on "Meteora" as the moniker for its highly anticipated sophomore Warner Bros. album. Due March 25, the set will be preceded by the single "Somewhere I Belong." As previously reported, "Meteora" was produced by Don Gilmore, who manned the console for the group's 2000 breakthrough, "[Hybrid Theory]."
According to the band's official Web site, Linkin Park will in February hit such European cities as Milan; Paris; Manchester, England; London; and Hamburg. Afterward, the band will embark on a run of U.S. shows and then begin a second year of its Projekt Revolution tour, which last year also featured Cypress Hill and DJ Z-Trip.
"It's amazing how much has changed in the last two years," Linkin Park vocalist Chester Bennington wrote in October on the band's Web site. "We owe it all to our fans, and we'll show you how grateful we are by making this next record great." In November, Linkin Park snagged the best group and best hard rock group trophies at the MTV Europe Video Music Awards in Barcelona.
"[Hybrid Theory]" has been certified seven-times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America for U.S. shipments of seven million copies. The set peaked at No. 2 on The Billboard 200 and spawned the rock radio hits "Crawling" and "In the End."