Linkin Park will stage the seventh annual LP Underground Summit on November 7th in Cape Town, South Africa, according to Loudwire. Ever since it began holding these fan gatherings, the band has varied the locations to give fans in as many parts of the world as possible a chance to participate. Past summits have taken place in London, Sydney, Chicago, Hamburg, Tokyo, and Camden, New Jersey.
This marks the first time that Linkin Park itself has visited South Africa, and singer Chester Bennington told us he couldn't be more excited to go: "I'm really looking forward to that. We've been invited there so many times in the past and we just haven't been able to make it work. So I'm really stoked that we'll be able to do that."
- Each summit features the band offering meet and greets, backstage tours, the opportunity for fans to jam on their gear or walk across their stage, soundcheck entry, Q&A sessions and acoustic performances.
- Passes for the event, as in the past, are available for free only to members of the LP Underground official fan club. They will become available this Friday (October 19th).
- Linkin Park recently became the first rock band to receive more than one billion hits on YouTube, with most of those at LinkinParkTV, the group's official YouTube channel.
- The next biggest rock acts on YouTube were the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Green Day, with 327 million and 245 million views respectively.
- The band has been on the road behind its fifth studio album, Living Things, which has sold 495,000 copies since coming out in June.
CHECK IT OUT: Watch a trailer for the very first Linkin Park LP Underground Summit held in London: