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Linkin Park announces Snoop Dogg as opening act

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Linkin Park is bringing Snoop Dogg on their One More Light world tour as a special guest on six West Coast dates in October. They'll share the stage for six consecutive shows beginning October 14 in Seattle and concluding October 22 at the historic Hollywood Bowl.

Linkin Park has already been criticized for the album's major shift toward a pop sound on songs like "Heavy" and "Good Goodbye."

Singer Mike Shinoda said "Although there is the technology in the setup of what we've got going on onstage  and I feel like it's very high-tech for a music set-up — we also feel like we have a great deal of responsibility to be a live band," he said. "So, you know, whereas we have the opportunity to put certain things in the computer or on a sampler and whatever, we're very careful about what we do put in the computer because we want to be playing everything, we want the crowd to see us performing the song."

One More Light arrives on May 19.

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Tour dates for Linkin Park and Snoop Dogg:

Oct. 14 – Seattle, WA @KeyArena
Oct. 15 – Vancouver, BC @ Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
Oct. 17 – Fresno, CA @ Save Mart Center at Fresno State
Oct. 18 – San Jose, CA @ SAP Center at San Jose
Oct. 20 – San Diego, CA @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
Oct. 22 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl

  • Linkin Park recently announced that Blink-182 will join them for two stadium shows at the end of July. 
  • To combat scalpers, the band is offering fans first access to tickets through a unique new technology that will help weed out bots and ticket-buying software.
  • Every single full-priced ticket purchased for the tour includes a choice of a standard CD or standard digital copy of the new album.
  • Opening support will come from Machine Gun Kelly and, on selected dates, Japanese rock act One Ok Rock.

 

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