Linkin Park is to return to China for two concerts, Ticketmaster's Shanghai office confirms.

The act will perform on Oct. 12 at the 80,000-seat Shanghai Stadium and Oct 19. at the 72,000-seat Beijing Workers' Stadium as part of their Music For Relief tour, sponsored by Puma.

"At their sold-out 2007 Shanghai concert [at Honkou Soccer Stadium], Linkin Park's lead singer Chester Bennington promised over 20,000 fans 'we'll come back' and now that promise is realized," says the China branch of Ticketmaster in a statement today (Aug. 7).

The concerts will be the first post-Olympic events at the venues, which are hosting soccer matches during the Olympics. Tickets range from 160 yuan to 1600 yuan ($23-$230), and will go on sale on Aug 10. A portion of the ticket sales revenues will be donated, via the band's Music for Relief charity, to the China Development Market (an initiative of the World Bank) to aid in the earthquake reconstruction projects in China's Sichuan province.

Taiwan-based rock band Mayday, three time winners of the Global Chinese Music Awards' Best Band Award, will support Linkin Park on the dates.

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