MULTI-PLATINUM, GRAMMY-AWARD WINNING BAND LINKIN PARK AND WARNER BROS. RECORDS TEAM UP WITH SHAZAM® TO PREMIERE BAND'S NEW SINGLE "GUILTY ALL THE SAME" FEAT. RAKIM
FANS ENJOY SURPRISE EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE OF "GUILTY ALL THE SAME" LAST NIGHT WITH A GLOBAL ROLL-OUT TO ALL SHAZAMERS TODAY
New York, NY - March 6, 2014 - Shazam® today announced that multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning band Linkin Park and Warner Bros. Records, are launching the band's new single "Guilty All The Same" (feat. Rakim), and are giving Shazamers around the world the first chance to hear the song. When users Shazam any song today, they'll see a special link to hear the new Linkin Park track, then will be able to buy it from all major digital retailers after wider release Friday.
Last night, Linkin Park fans who had previously Shazamed the band were treated to an exclusive opportunity to hear "Guilty All The Same"via a notification in the app's News Feed, giving them advance access to the new single.
On Tuesday, March 4, Linkin Park announced the "Carnivores" tour with Thirty Seconds To Mars and special guest AFI, which kicks off on August 8th in West Palm Beach, FL, and crisscrosses North America before wrapping up on September 19th in Concord, CA. Ticket sales for the tour begin Friday March 7th. Go to www.linkinpark.com for more information.
About Linkin Park:
Grammy-Award-winning, multi-platinum alternative rock band LINKIN PARK is comprised of co-lead vocalist Chester Bennington, drummer/percussionist Rob Bourdon, guitarist Brad Delson, bassist Dave 'Phoenix' Farrell, DJ/programmer Joe Hahn, and co-lead vocalist, keyboardist, and guitarist Mike Shinoda. The band has sold over 50 million albums worldwide, and is the biggest band on Facebook - with over 60 million fans and counting. Since 2000, when LINKIN PARK debuted on the Billboard 200 with Hybrid Theory, no other artist has had more top 10 singles on the Alternative chart and, with the release of their latest album, Living Things (Machine Shop Recordings /Warner Bros), which reached #1 in over 20 countries, no other band has achieved more #1 albums this century. On their most recent touring cycle, the band played to over a million people, in 79 shows, on six continents. In 2005, LINKIN PARK founded Music For Relief, a 501 © (3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing aid to victims of natural disasters and the prevention of such disasters. Since its inception, Music For Relief has raised over six million dollars for victims of multiple disasters across four continents. The organization was recognized by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for the Download to Donate program to raise funds and awareness in the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake. In recognition of its humanitarian work, LINKIN PARK received a 2011 Global Leadership Award from the United Nations Foundation.
Warner Bros. Records is one of the most successful recording companies in music history and home to some of the most influential and innovative artists of our time. Its reputation and extraordinary roster of new and established recording artists is unparalleled, and its collective influence on pop culture is without precedent.
With a visionary approach toward discovering and nurturing musical talent, the Warner Bros. Records family of labels is currently home to an impressive generation of major artists. The Warner Bros. roster includes Avenged Sevenfold, The Black Keys, Biffy Clyro, Michael Bublé, Deftones, Jason Derulo, Disturbed, Foals, The Flaming Lips, Goo Goo Dolls, Josh Groban, Iron and Wine, Linkin Park, Mastadon, Muse, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Regina Spektor, Seal, Tegan and Sara, and many others. Up-and-coming artists include Atlas Genius, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., JEFF The Brotherhood, Gary Clark Jr., Kimbra, Lianne La Havas, LP, Nico & Vinz,Surfer Blood, and Wavves. The rich and diversified catalog on the Warner Bros. family of labels includes recordings by Black Sabbath, Miles Davis, Dire Straits, the Grateful Dead, the Kinks, Madonna, Randy Newman, Prince, the Ramones, Talking Heads, James Taylor, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Frank Sinatra, Van Morrison, Van Halen and others.
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