we will pay lpu service fees

April 3, 2008


Los Angeles, CA (April 3, 2008) – Multi-platinum two-time Grammy-winning rock band Linkin Park has announced the much-anticipated lineup for Projekt Revolution 2008. The fifth installation of the band’s raging road show will see them headlining an all-star bill that features former Soundgarden/Audioslave frontman Chris Cornell, electro-rockers The Bravery and Ashes Divide, featuring Billy Howerdel, known for his work with A Perfect Circle. The Revolution stage will be headlined by metallic act Atreyu and features hard hitters 10 Years, fiery Ohio natives Hawthorne Heights and buzz band Armor For Sleep. Also performing will be percussive force Street Drum Corps. The tour launches July 16 at the Tweeter Center in Boston.

In keeping with the theme of revolution, Linkin Park is teaming with Live Nation and giving back to their fans by picking up the tab for the service fees normally tacked onto concert ticket prices. This precedent-setting no-service-charge limited time offer is available for artist fan club members anxious to purchase tickets to the upcoming tour. Beginning at 10AM on April 4th, fans can take advantage of Linkin Park’s special offer to cover the cost of extra fees by pre-ordering tickets at http://www.lpunderground.com or http://www.livenation.com. Tickets for select dates go on sale nationally beginning April 11th – go to http://www.linkinpark.com, http://www.projektrevolution.com or http://www.livenation.com for show dates and on-sale information in each area.

“As a thank you to our fan club, we’re picking up part of the tab for their tickets to this summer’s Projekt Revolution,” says Linkin Park co-frontman Mike Shinoda. “We’ll be paying the service charge on fanclub pre-sale tickets, which will save each fan roughly $8-11. Our fan club has been incredibly loyal and supportive, and we hope this gesture lets them know how much we appreciate them.”

In addition, Linkin Park is once again offering their fans the option of purchasing the Digital Souvenir Package, a groundbreaking promotion that provides concert-goers with a special post-gig memento: a live audio download and exclusive concert photos of that night’s performance by Linkin Park, as well as a digital tour program. In short, it provides a live experience that concertgoers will never forget.

Produced by Live Nation and partnered with Major League Baseball, Monster Energy Drink, Verizon Wireless and Nowwhat.com, Projekt Revolution 2008 sees Linkin Park building upon the success and excitement of previous Revolution tours, which included artists such as My Chemical Romance, Korn, Snoop Dogg, HIM, Xzibit and Mudvayne, among others.

“We started Projekt Revolution six years ago and have been lucky to have toured with some great bands,” says Linkin Park co-frontman Chester Bennington. “This year, however, might just be the best lineup yet. We’re looking forward to taking this show on the road and bringing great music to the masses.”

Last month Linkin Park took a break from their headlining tour in support of new album MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT and traveled to New Orleans to help families displaced by Hurricane Katrina. The band joined volunteers from Music for Relief, and Habitat homeowner families from New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity to build homes in the damaged Gulf Coast area. Prior to that, Linkin Park’s nonprofit organization, Music For Relief, initiated a partnership with Hollywood for Habitat For Humanity to fund and build homes in hurricane ravaged areas. Additionally, Linkin Park recently donated $1 from each ticket sold on their European & UK, U.S. & Canadian headlining dates to Music for Relief for a tree-planting initiative.

With Projekt Revolution 2008, Linkin Park continues to give back, as $1 from every ticket sold will go toward Music for Relief to support disaster relief and reduce global warming. In just over a year Music For Relief has raised over $1 million for reforestation, planting over 797,000 trees. Music For Relief endeavors to help victims recover and rebuild following natural disasters but also works to reduce global warming. During Projekt Revolution 2008, Music for Relief will continue its grassroots outreach to fans to educate them on how to reduce their own carbon emissions and how those changes can have a global effect.



  1. tinkerbella26 on April 8, 2008 at 10:06 am

    Thank you soo much LP for paying our fees… I’m so glad to be a part of LPU..See you in Cleveland and Pittsburgh!!

  2. twix on April 7, 2008 at 12:08 am

    Hey Mike, I know I’m just repeating a lot of other fans here but I gotta say my part too…THANKS!!!! =)

    Looking forward to August 9th when you guys come to the Bay Area!!! It’s going to ROCK!!!

  3. LP_luv_peace on April 6, 2008 at 3:56 pm

    LP rocks! Re: Live Recordings – I’ve been to concerts where they sell vouchers at the venue– other bands give an option to go online & order the souvenir pkg. in CD or download form – AFTER THE SHOW .. Can you do these esp. for the fans who can’t make it to PR 08? This allows them to listen to 1or more live performances in different locales. In my case, I couldn’t go back on FRI to order the digital souvenir pkg. after I bought the tkts — Thx a $$MM for supporting LPU esp. w/ the PR presale & picking up svc. chg.

  4. Sammy on April 5, 2008 at 3:12 pm

    you guys are the best man !!!!!!!!!!

  5. Doggie24690 on April 5, 2008 at 2:51 pm

    I can only hope for the next tour you guys come up here but who knows when that’ll be. For all I know, this could be your last tour until your next albums release. Anyways, I thank you for thinking of us with the cost of the tickets and all…. I just wish I could actually use that advantage. Have a good one Mike and if you did actually read all of this, thank you for listening to what I had to say. – Angela

  6. Doggie24690 on April 5, 2008 at 2:51 pm

    I’m just so disappointed in you guys right now; I couldn’t tell you how much I was hoping for a date this summer. Of course in all reality, your management actually books your shows but I feel obligated to complain. I’ve been a loyal fan from the beginning and with all this crap of how the LPU has gone down hill, I still pushed through it because of my love for the band. It’s so hard to love something that is so distant though and in the beginning you guys were up here constantly… even for your first albums release. Now to be left in the dust is discouraging.

  7. Doggie24690 on April 5, 2008 at 2:50 pm

    I have 1 problem with this Mike, you’re not coming any where near where I live. I was ok with you guys skipping the Washington area for the 08 US Tour cause I figured you guys would be coming here for PR but the fact you guys aren’t is ridiculous. By not coming to the area, you’re showing no love for several states who count on the Seattle date to see you guys perform. I would love to travel to California but last years PR concert that was right down the road from me was over $500 alone which I couldn’t afford. To travel all the way down to California from here, plus the cost of tickets would be too much for a high school/college student with limited source of income.

  8. Timi on April 5, 2008 at 6:13 am

    you guys are the best!!!! ❤ 🙂

  9. Ezza on April 4, 2008 at 8:45 pm

    its cool when a high profile music artist remembers that most fans aren’t made of money and try to make their music as accesable as they can :)…respect mate…but i would really love to see the revoution come to australia one day, that would be uber cool…even tho we know you guys have a life other than music and touring, but your hardly ever out here.

  10. DaniShinoda on April 4, 2008 at 8:22 pm

    You guys are awesome! No words can describe what you are doing to help the world and never forgetting the LP fans.
    Congratulations for the actions, we have a long road to keep it on.
    Love u Mike!

  11. Sukka3 on April 4, 2008 at 6:55 pm

    One question… for some reason i wasnt able to get the digital download souvenir package when gettin my tics. is there any other way to get it?

  12. analoggirl on April 4, 2008 at 3:52 pm

    Mike, you’re amazing. First, you were willing to absorb some of the operating costs for your FM tour to ensure that your fans saw the best show possible. Now, you (and LP) are picking up the service fees for the LPU presale of PR:08. You guys continue to earn my respect and admiration.

    I could mention your humanitarian work with MFR, Habitat For Humanity, American Forests and Tree Canada… or your scholarship at the Art Center College of Design… but I think I’ve already made my point. 😉

  13. nikkiann0100 on April 4, 2008 at 3:33 pm

    Hey Mike. I think that was so cool that you guys covered the service fee. I bought my tickets for the Denver show today and I am so excited. I cant wait to see you guys again. I know it will be amazing.

  14. bangbangbangonddoorbaby on April 4, 2008 at 1:48 pm

    I ordered my tix for the Nissan show in July. SOOO excited, maybe this time I wont get a concussion from too many kicks to the head and maybe a 300 pound idiot wont decide to body surf on me and cause me to fall. Then again, even after all the crap I took in the Pit last year, I would still choose Pit over seats any day. Hopefully my current DC remixes will last until the show then I can retire them.. poor shoes have been through a hot mess!

  15. nataku on April 4, 2008 at 12:54 pm

    i have no idea how this is going to work BUT i’ve just bought in lpu pre-sale a ticket to show in brno, czech republic and this is the most important to me! i am also going to be in berlin :D! this is going to be the best june in my life xD!

  16. Lnknprkfrk on April 4, 2008 at 11:56 am

    holy crap

  17. outlawserenade on April 4, 2008 at 10:35 am

    wai.. I didn’t pay attention during your birthday timespan.. Did you get to see Murakami’s exhibit? If not, you can prolly catch him in NY…

    Somebody need to make a search function on here..

  18. asianotter on April 4, 2008 at 10:30 am

    just purchased my Projekt Revolution tixs! thanks, again for picking up the tab on the service fees. love you and can’t wait to see you in August!

  19. Aditya_the_warrior_within on April 4, 2008 at 9:39 am

    awesome !! you guys are really great !! keep the great work going !! good luck for PR 08 !!

  20. nillp on April 4, 2008 at 9:31 am

    u guys are amazing. :’)

  21. maria on April 4, 2008 at 8:40 am

    Hi there, Mike!!!!!!! It’s nice and even great that you care about your fans) And that LPU is growing fast like the community here in Russia dedicated to LP) So you have a Hardcore that has grown increasingly) And I wish you a happy and tremendous Project Revolution 2008) And maybe one day I hope so that one great day LP will come to Russia)
    And have a nice day) bye, Maria

  22. msgirl on April 4, 2008 at 8:39 am

    omg….i think i don’t know the other bands,except linkin park…….others are not same standart as lp…..i think they r such a stupid bands…emo…:( come on…2003,2007 is better….snoop dogg,metallica,korn,my chemical romance.,him…but what are these?but in 2008 PR there is my linkin park,i hope it will be awesome…good luck…mikey….i love lp..:)

  23. Vermillion on April 4, 2008 at 8:11 am

    i don’t think the line up is as good as it was in 2007 😦
    anyway, nice to know that you guys care about your fans ^^

  24. rockermeg on April 4, 2008 at 7:43 am

    “This year, however, might just be the best lineup yet. We’re looking forward to taking this show on the road and bringing great music to the masses.” – Chester


    Please you guys stop saying all this incredible stuff about ProjectRev’08!
    I cant go its my cousins wedding on the 29th of June which is your show Milton Keynes with Jay-Z (and the only one in England i might add)

    I’m so freakin jealous

    Although reluctant to, I hope all the performers (and fans going) have a great time,


  25. LaKennyLP on April 4, 2008 at 6:34 am

    and you have another one here, but this one is by lego! xD

    check this out and please rate!!! it’s awesome lol!
    take care and kisses,


  26. LaKennyLP on April 4, 2008 at 6:24 am

    it’s perfect mike!!!!!! :DDD

    hoping you get a nice PR in this year!!!!

    the last one was awesome, and i had the luck of seeing u by internet from spain and i remember that u did excelent!!!

    if i remember in a well way, was the first rob’s solo drum :)!

    hey mike, please check out this video!!! it’s from World Of Warcraft, an online game, awesome tbh 🙂

    i hope u like it so much!!!!!!

    this characters are from the game, they didn’t pretend to have any seemed with you m8s 🙂

    i hope you like!!!! 😀 (the scorpion is funny :D)
    take care,


  27. CHEN_IL on April 4, 2008 at 5:12 am

    keep on being so great!!!! and come to israel 😛 love u.

  28. angie on April 4, 2008 at 5:12 am

    wow, thats insanely nice of you guys. Much thanks!

    cant wait til the Wantagh, NY show ❤

  29. shinoda_me on April 4, 2008 at 4:25 am

    oh! and i REALLY wish i could do something on my own for MUSIC FOR RELIEF…. its the single best ever project ANYONE has come up with! you guys are purely amazing!!! INHUMAN!
    the rest would be just … my bad luck 😦
    (right now, im living in the hope that ill see you someday … someday ….)
    and ,,, THANKS for being nice to LPU-ers (even if im not amongst them) … ill be part of it sometime … then, i can take advantage of your love 🙂
    one more thing… if you’re wondering why not too many Indian fans are found on LPU … its mostly because they got NO HOPE that you’ll tour India … really! (sorry im whining, but i thought you should know .. just in case you’re lurking 🙂 )

  30. JazzyJaz on April 4, 2008 at 4:24 am

    my bad -> LP=♥

  31. JazzyJaz on April 4, 2008 at 4:24 am

    LP=7hearts; (:

    oh..by the way…chester knows about bennoda?!

    o_- twitches…i feel like my secret has been revealed..you guys arent supposed to know what some of us fans dream about!

    xxxJazzy Jazxxx

  32. shinoda_me on April 4, 2008 at 4:19 am

    makes me wanna cry 😦
    … sometimes i think im the most unlucky fan of Linkin Park (sniff sniff)
    haevnt been to a single LP concert and havent got the opportunity to be part of LPU (that’d be my ONLY dream!)
    i wish i could join the crowds in saying ‘YAY! im going too!! yippeeeeeeeee! LPU gets service fees! we’re loved!’
    (sob!) COME TO INDIA MIKEY 😦

  33. Mag_Shinizzle on April 4, 2008 at 1:29 am

    You guys are the greatest ! Thank you for that.
    xxx Mag.

  34. crystalrussianla on April 4, 2008 at 12:50 am

    HI mike im so happy i have a nother chance to see you guy’s in concert i couldint make it to minuts to midnight
    concert sorry i just hope i’ll get a ticket i am an LPU im praying to get one
    oh i want to go to the one in lrvine CA. that’s the only one i’ll be able to go to
    thank’s for everything you helped me through alot
    love you mike shinoda
    P.S im still waiting for the new FORT MINOR album

  35. kUmiKo on April 4, 2008 at 12:37 am

    i wish i could go see it to US or Canada……..
    but anyway its sooooo sweet what you guys did for your fans about the ticket.
    the evidence how much you guys care of the fans. no other bands like you!!!

  36. kajal on April 3, 2008 at 11:14 pm


  37. Fishgoingwest on April 3, 2008 at 10:50 pm


    Lucky to be an LPU.

    Though I may not have the chance to take this advantage,I feel apprexiate about that.

    Thank you,Mike.


  38. vanessa_6487 on April 3, 2008 at 9:50 pm

    I’m soooo happy u have no idea …. I would defenatly see u… this year I will be there no matter what… this year is going to be great :]… n thnkx a lot to care about us…. n I wanted to mention that not only I admire you guys for your music but I also admire you for being great human beings that care about others…. seriusly its great that u want to help others throught out the MFR… all of u are AMAZING but you are my #1…..thnkx a lot for sharing ;]
    Love u n take care…

    Att. Vanessa

  39. soyuneik on April 3, 2008 at 9:33 pm

    Thats really sweet Mike. Although its a distant goal…There’s some who wishes to change the way the music industry is right now. So that musicians aren’t at the bottom of the list in relation to the many individuals in there creative pockets.

  40. ShadowerLiltani on April 3, 2008 at 8:50 pm

    I might be able to take advantage of this if ya’ll come to the US later this year. Thank you for doing this, makes ticket buying so much easier. Oh, and I wanted to show you this. I dunno if you’ve heard of Shim Schimmel, he seems pretty popular, his artwork is lovely: http://www.schimmelsmith.com

  41. WTF on April 3, 2008 at 8:49 pm

    Thanks. That’s awesome of you.

    You know what would rule even more.. If only LPU’ers could purchase Pitt tickets. It would weed out the few douchebags that don’t really give a shit about you and are only there because it’s a concert and they get to be assholes.

  42. Ravaging_Hamster on April 3, 2008 at 6:51 pm

    wish i could go….

  43. amp101 on April 3, 2008 at 6:42 pm

    Great to hear you’re continuing to keep your tours involved with MFR, and that you guys are picking up the service charges! Nice! Unfortunately for me, PR isn’t making its way up to Canada, like last year (which I was at). But I am consoled by the fact that you’re headed to Edgefest in Toronto, so that’ll be sweet! See ya this summer 🙂

  44. shan1105 on April 3, 2008 at 5:52 pm

    Picking up service fee tab, that is awesome! street drum corp will be so great! No S.O.B for projekt revolution 😦 I can not wait. awesome line up.

  45. nillp on April 3, 2008 at 5:49 pm

    i’m sure that u guys are going to wow us this PR as u did last year..! 😀

    i’ts really amazing and lovely what u guys do for ur fans and for the environment.. :’)

    thank u guys too much for EVERYTHING u’ve ever done for everybody! (:

    take care all u.

    love ya ~ ♥


  46. bec on April 3, 2008 at 5:27 pm

    shame you couldn’t thank the European fans and pick up the ticket fees here too!


    Hell we didn’t even get real presales – ticket master sent around an email to everyone that bought a ticket for the January shows and offered the same presale deal to practically everyone in the UK!!!


    Oh and whilst I’m moaning – any chance you can announce the rest of the bands for the UK show – I have about 40000 flyers to shift and it would really help promoting a show if we could actually tell people the line up!

  47. YourConscience on April 3, 2008 at 5:06 pm

    Hey, Mike, I just have to say THANK YOU again for all that you guys do. I know there are so many fans that appreciate you working so hard just to keep us happy. So I also want to say SORRY for anyone and everyone who may post something the least bit negative (I’ve seen lots of comments about it not being “fair” to overseas fans). So, I think I’m going to take the money I’ll save on service charges and donate it to MFR. I hope that my fellow US LPUers might follow suit… =D Hope everyone has a great day. And again, Mike, thank you so guys so much. =)

  48. akitagirl on April 3, 2008 at 4:53 pm

    Mike, you guys always show so much love for your fans. Thanks so much for eating the service fees. No other band that I can think of is as actively involved with their fans. Can’t wait to see you guys at Jones Beach!!

  49. Dj on April 3, 2008 at 4:36 pm

    Thank you, Mike!

  50. Hybrid911 on April 3, 2008 at 4:16 pm

    and i suggest you change the blog title to: we will pay US LPU service fees 🙂

  51. asianotter on April 3, 2008 at 4:12 pm

    thanks, for paying the service fees! you rock! see you in August!

  52. Hybrid911 on April 3, 2008 at 4:09 pm

    … ive been on the LPU 6 1/2 years now as like many uk fans have, the LPU used to be a place we really ALL benefitted. now many of us are paying GOOD MONEY on shows we dont get meet and greet passes for. were grateful for what we do get. but point is, we don’t get as much value for money as the LPUers the other side of the pond.

    see you guys in Milton Keynes. cannot honestly wait.

  53. Hybrid911 on April 3, 2008 at 4:08 pm

    im sick of us being screwed over simply because we don’t live in north america. the meet and greet system is scandalous even though that probably personally isn’t your fault, and now you’re not even paying our service charges for us aswell but suddenly you’ll pay for the american lpuer’s? sorry Mike, as much as I love you and Linkin Park this is bang out of order. we’ve been screwed over so many times by the LPU like we don’t even matter.

  54. cuz on April 3, 2008 at 3:59 pm

    Mike, you do such an amazing job with MFR! i love that! PR seems to be great! see you in czech 😀 i’m also waiting for more dates in europe, Poland maybe? love you 🙂


  55. Anstice on April 3, 2008 at 3:59 pm

    You guys are freaking amazing when you do crap like this. Too bad I have no money right now kills someone I have to wait on my Indianapolis tix.

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