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Blink 182, Machine Gun Kelly & Wu-Tang Clan

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Jul 28, 2017 – 6:00 PM

123-01 Roosevelt Ave
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  • Linkin Park
  • Machine Gun Kelly
  • Wu-Tang Clan

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Linkin Park: Very few bands have blended rap rock and nu metal so successfully and deftly as Linkin Park. The Grammy Award-winning band broke onto the scene with their unique sound with the release of Hybrid Theory in 2000. Since that time, Linkin Park has released three more studio albums, played numerous sold-out concert dates, and won countless awards. Linkin Park's latest album, the 2010 A Thousand Suns, marks the second record with producer Rick Rubin and the first concept album by the band. After eleven years of stardom, Linkin Park is continuing its seemingly never-ending success with twenty-two international tour dates in 2011.

Originally called Xero and Hybrid Theory, Linkin Park was signed to Warner Bros. in 1999 after vice-president Jeff Blue included their signing in his employment contract. A year later Linkin Park released their debut album, Hybrid Theory, which launched them into super stardom. Almost unheard of for a debut album, Hybrid Theory reached #2 on the Billboard 200 and the single "Crawling" won a Grammy for Best hard Rock Performance. The successful debut was followed by a number of high-profile concert dates for Linkin Park, including the formation of their own Projekt Revolution tour.

Linkin Park's 2003 album, Meteora, combined the band's rap rock/nu metal sound with a number of obscure, experimental instruments. Critics and fans responded positively as the album shot to #1 on the Billboard charts and eventually went four times platinum. Instead of immediately starting work on a new album after promoting the previous, Linkin Park took a break. While on hiatus, members of the band played tour dates and engaged in various side projects before returning to the studio in 2006. During that time, they also released a successful mashup album with Jay-Z called Collision Course. Minutes to Midnight was released in 2007 and, despite even further experimentation away from nu metal, the album experienced similar success as the band's previous record.

Linkin Park's latest album, A Thousand Suns, is a concept album revolving around fears experienced by human beings in a modern technological society. However, it's technology that helps make Linkin Park concert dates so spectacular, including upcoming tour dates in 2011. Tour dates begin on June 4 in Irvine, California, at KROQ's annual Weenie Roast. Following a tour date in Mountain View the following day, Linkin Park will head to Europe to play concert dates beginning June 12. Linkin Park will perform a number of shows in Europe (particularly Germany), before heading to Japan, Taiwan, and Singapore. 2011 tour dates for Linkin Park will end on September 25 at the Singtel Singapore Grand Prix, so fans (especially in Asia), should buy tickets on Eventful asap.

Wu-Tang Clan: The Wu-Tang Clan is a New York-based, all-star lineup of nine American rappers who are Grammy winners, multiplatinum-selling solo artists, multiplatinum record producers, film stars, screenwriters, TV stars, product spokespersons, business owners and, most recently, major motion picture composers. Emerging in 1993, the Staten Island, New York-based Wu-Tang Clan proved to be the most revolutionary rap group of the mid-'90s and only partially because of their music. All nine members work under a number of pseudonyms, but they are best known as: the RZA (formerly Prince Rakeem, as well as the Rzarecta, Chief Abbot, and Bobby Steels; b. Robert Diggs), Genius/GZA (a.k.a. Justice, Maxi Million; b. Gary Grice), Ol' Dirty Bastard (aka Unique Ason, Joe Bannanas, Dirt McGirt; b. Russell Jones, circa 1969), Method Man (aka Johnny Blaze, Ticallion Stallion, Shakwon, Methical, the MZA; b. Clifford Smith), Raekwon the Chef (aka Shallah Raekwon, Lou Diamonds; b. Corey Woods), Ghostface Killa (aka Tony Starks, Sun God; b. Dennis Coles), U-God (aka Golden Arms, Lucky Hands, Baby U, 4-Bar Killer; b. Lamont Hawkins), Inspecta Deck (aka Rebel INS, Rollie Fingers; b. Jason Hunter), and Masta Killa (aka Noodles; b. E. Turner) RZA leading in production created a hazy, surreal and menacing soundscape out of hardcore beats, eerie piano riffs, and minimal samples. Over these surrealistic backing tracks, the MCs rapped hard, with martial arts imagery and by 1995 the sound was one of the most instantly recognizable in hip-hop. The first Wu-Tang Clan single, the hard-hitting "Protect Ya Neck," appeared on their own, independent label and became an underground hit. Soon, the record labels were offering them lucrative contracts. The group held out until they landed a deal that would allow each member to record solo albums for whatever label they chose -- in essence, each rapper was a free agent. Loud/RCA agreed to the deal and the band's debut album, Enter the Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers, appeared in November of 1993. The Wu-Tang Clan finally returned with their second album, Wu-Tang Forever, in June of 1997, The W in 2000, and there fourth release Iron Flag in 2001.

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