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Linkin Park with Incubus

Friday

Sep 7, 2012 – 7:00 PM

One Amphitheatre Parkway
Mountain View, CA 94043 Map

  • Linkin Park
  • Incubus

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Linkin Park: Very few bands have blended rap rock and nu metal so successfully and deftly as Linkin Park. The Grammy Award-winning band broke onto the scene with their unique sound with the release of Hybrid Theory in 2000. Since that time, Linkin Park has released six more studio albums, played numerous sold-out concert dates, and won countless awards.

Originally called Xero and Hybrid Theory, Linkin Park was signed to Warner Bros. in 1999 after vice-president Jeff Blue included their signing in his employment contract. A year later Linkin Park released their debut album, Hybrid Theory, which launched them into super stardom. Almost unheard of for a debut album, Hybrid Theory reached #2 on the Billboard 200 and the single "Crawling" won a Grammy for Best hard Rock Performance. The successful debut was followed by a number of high-profile concert dates for Linkin Park, including the formation of their own Projekt Revolution tour.

Linkin Park's 2003 album, Meteora, combined the band's rap rock/nu metal sound with a number of obscure, experimental instruments. Critics and fans responded positively as the album shot to #1 on the Billboard charts and eventually went four times platinum. Instead of immediately starting work on a new album after promoting the previous, Linkin Park took a break. While on hiatus, members of the band played tour dates and engaged in various side projects before returning to the studio in 2006. During that time, they also released a successful mashup album with Jay-Z called Collision Course. Minutes to Midnight was released in 2007 and, despite even further experimentation away from nu metal, the album experienced similar success as the band's previous record.

Linkin Park's album, A Thousand Suns, is a concept album revolving around fears experienced by human beings in a modern technological society. The record was their most ambitious and cutting-edge up to that point, with the band optimistic but unsure of how audiences would respond. The album became a ringing success, and by the end of the year, A Thousand Suns was at #53 on the Year-End Billboard Top 200, and the band itself featured prominently in "Top Artist of the Year" polls.

For Linkin Park's next album, Living Things, the band took a much more personal approach to songwriting. The record debuted at the top of the :Billboard Albums Chart, and was promoted on a co-headlining tour with Incubus. The band returned to their roots with their sixth album, The Hunting Party, which featured more of a thrash punk sound, as well as appearances by rapper Rakim, Daron Malakian, and Tom Morello. Unfortunately, the tour in support of the album lasted only three performances after Benington injured his ankle.

After working rigorously for two years, Linkin Park released their seventh album, One More Light in 2017. It featured the hit single "Heavy", which was the first original song to feature a female singer (Kiiara). Unfortunately, almost exactly two months later, the album's success was marred by tragedy following the suicide of Chester Benington

Incubus: Incubus is an American rock band from Calabasas, California. The band was formed in 1991 by vocalist Brandon Boyd, lead guitarist Mike Einziger, and drummer Jose Pasillas while enrolled in Calabasas High School and later expanded to include bassist Alex "Dirk Lance" Katunich, and Gavin "DJ Lyfe" Koppell; both of whom were eventually replaced by bassist Ben Kenney and DJ Kilmore respectively.

Incubus has attained commercial success, reaching multi-platinum sales, as well as releasing several successful singles. After their first two albums, Fungus Amongus (1995) and S.C.I.E.N.C.E. (1997), the band earned mainstream recognition with the release of their 1999 album Make Yourself which spawned several hits, including the band's highest charting song "Drive." Success continued with the albums Morning View (2001) and A Crow Left of the Murder... (2004). Their sixth studio album, Light Grenades, debuted at No. 1 in 2006 and was followed by Incubus' first greatest hits album Monuments and Melodies in June 2009 and the band's 2011 album, If Not Now, When?. Incubus also released an EP, Trust Fall (Side A), in early 2015, and two years later, the band released their eighth studio album, titled 8, on April 21, 2017. Worldwide, Incubus has sold over 23 million albums. (from Wikipedia)

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