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Linkin Park headed to South Africa

Times LIVE | 2012-07-23 17:15:30.0
Linkin Park perform in Berlin in 2010.
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Big Concerts and Warner Brothers Records have announced that Grammy-winning rockers Linkin Park will be coming to South Africa.

The six-piece, whose latest album Living Things was released last month, will be in the country in November, playing two stadium shows.

The first will be on 7 November (Cape Town Stadium), followed by the second and final show on 10 November (Soccer City Complex, FNB Stadium).

Tickets will go on sale on Thursday 26 July for Johannesburg and on Friday 27 July for Cape Town. Tickets are available through Computicket.

Linkin Park Underground members (that's the band's fan club) can buy tickets early, though: from 9am 24 July until 5pm 25 July.

Tickets are priced from R315 to R690.

In a media statement, Computicket explained that tickets will be available on the Computicket website, the call-centre, Computicket outlets at Checkers, Checkers Hyper, Shoprite and House & Home stores.

Linkin Park are one of the most successful rock bands of the new millennium, having sold an approximate 50 million albums. Their debut, Hybrid Theory (the original band name) was released in 2000 and saw them become the leaders of the nu-metal subgenre. Since then they have released 2003's Meteora, 2007's Minutes to Midnight and 2010's A Thousand Suns.

They are led by singer Chester Bennington and rapper Mike Shinoda, DJ Joseph Hahn, bassist Dave "Phoenix" Farrell, guitarist Brad Delson and drummer Rob Bourdon.

  • For more information on Linkin Park's South African shows visit the Computicket Facebook page or call 0861 915 8000.


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