Linkin Park has teamed up with A.P.E. Radio, for the launch of "Linkin Park Radio," to promote their new album A Thousand Suns.
Curated by the band themselves, "Linkin Park Radio" will broadcast a plethora of content, including previously unreleased tracks, demos and covers that can't be heard anywhere else. The band will let fans in on the recording process behind A Thousand Suns, as well as discuss the multi-media live experience of their upcoming North American tour. Linkin Park will also program selected playlists of their favorite songs, interviews with other performers, and much more.
"We're very excited to launch the Linkin Park station on A.P.E. Radio," said Mike Shinoda, co-lead vocalist of Linkin Park. "This is our first radio station where you can tune in and hear some of our favorite music – songs that we grew up on, and new music we think is exciting. We're also going to premiere rare and exclusive LP music, and take calls from some of our favorite fans… and you get to hear us pretend to be DJs. It's going to be a slice of the world through the eyes and ears of Linkin Park."
"Linkin Park Radio" will be distributed across Clear Channel Radio's "iheartradio" network, which includes hundreds of local radio websites; the popular iheartradio mobile app, which has been downloaded by nearly 11 million people; widgets; and www.linkinpark.com. Fans are encouraged to participate by emailing their suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The launch of "Linkin Park Radio" arrives just after the announcement of the band's upcoming North American tour, in support of A Thousand Suns, which debuted on top of the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart upon its September release. Come January, US fans will get to see firsthand the band's show that wowed critics and fans alike on their recent European trek. Says Kerrang, "It's a bold, brilliant, and rather beautiful experience." Joining Linkin Park will be up-and-coming acts Pendulum and Does It Offend You, Yeah? (January 20th - February 11th), and UK legends The Prodigy (February 15th – 26th).