Linkin Park to Stream Live Concert for Rio+Social


Story by Charles Ken

Alt-rockers Linkin Park will air a special live concert on YouTube next week

Say you’ve never had the chance to check out Linkin Park live? No worries— the alternative rock band’s live show is coming to a computer near you. Singer Chester Bennington and the guys have announced that they’ll be airing a special live show from Los Angeles via YouTube next week. The gig is part of Rio+Social, a global conversation organized by the United Nations Foundation which serves to fuse social media, technology and the development of sustainable energy.

“We believe today’s youth are global citizens and are better connected and informed than any previous generation,” bass player Dave “Phoenix” Farrell said in an official statement. “Rio+Social is an historic opportunity allowing youth to participate in the global discussion about critical issues like sustainability in a way that has not been possible before.”

On top of performing for the event, members of Linkin Park will participate in a talk about how the force of popular music, social media and gaming can be used to help solve some of the world’s biggest sustainable energy problems. Fans can check out Linkin Park’s concert on June 19 via starting at 6:30 p.m. ET.  For more information, head to

Linkin Park’s newest studio album, “Living Things,” will arrive in retail stores and online on June 26. A new song from the upcoming release is also set to appear on the soundtrack for the feature film “Abe Lincoln: Vampire Hunter,” which hits theaters nationwide on June 22. (Photo credit: Anne Erickson.)




Posted by Charles Ken | Alternative, Music, Rock, Rock News

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