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Average User Rating 9.10
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Last Reviewed August 20th, 2006
 
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful:
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Venue/Date: Nikon at Jones Beach Theater (Wantagh, NY)
Concert Date:  
August 15th, 2007
Reviewer: aceshooter

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Five Years on, a Musical Revolution Marches in a Different Direction
By KELEFA SANNEH
Published: August 17, 2007

WANTAGH, N.Y., Aug. 15 — In 2002 the rap-rock juggernaut Linkin Park set out on the first Projekt Revolution tour. The lineup was meant to bridge the rap-rock divide: it included the veteran hip-hop act Cypress Hill, the nu-metal band Adema, and DJ Z-Trip, known for his cross-genre mash-ups.

Five years later, the old rap-rock “revolution” seems like ancient history. (These days when rap and rock collide, it’s often the rappers doing the cultural appropriation: think of the Shop Boyz, partying like rock stars; or Gym-Class Heroes, a hip-hop group with an emo fan base; or Kanye West, who recently hired the indie band Peter, Bjorn & John to play backup.)

The 2007 Projekt Revolution tour, which came to the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater here on Wednesday night, didn’t bother much with hip-hop; the other headliner was My Chemical Romance, a band as theatrical as Linkin Park is un-. The rise of emo has pulled this tour — and, it seems, this audience — in a different direction.

Pulled Linkin Park, too: the band’s recent album, “Minutes to Midnight” (Warner Brothers), plays down Mike Shinoda’s rapping to emphasize Chester Bennington’s melancholy confessions and Brad Delson’s de-metalified guitar. On Wednesday night Mr. Shinoda spent much of the time holding a guitar or sitting behind a keyboard, and Joe Hahn, the D.J., was pleasantly unobtrusive.
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3 of 6 people found the following review helpful:
Linkin Park Continues Projekt Revolution with great force
Venue/Date: Cricket Pavilion (Phoenix, AZ)
Concert Date:  
August 1st, 2007
Reviewer: aceshooter

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9.00

Rock-filled night at Projekt Revolution Tour

Projekt Revolution Tour with Linkin Park, My Chemical Romance and Taking Back Sunday
August 1, 2007- Cricket Wireless Pavilion
Nicki Escudero


It was a homecoming for Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington, who grew up in Phoenix and whose band headlined the Projekt Revolution Tour August 1 at Cricket Wireless Pavilion.

“It’s good to be home,” Bennington said. “It’s a (expletive) dream to be on this stage. It never gets old. I love coming home.”

Bennington reminisced when he told the crowd he saw Lollapalooza and Deftones at the same venue. While Bennington was happy to be back in town, MC/guitarist/keyboardist Mike Shinoda also expressed gratitude to the state. He and turntablist Joe Hahn were original members of the band, which Bennington joined after sending them an audition demo.

“Hey, Phoenix, thank you for our friend Chester,” Shinoda said. “Suffice it to say, that (expletive) worked out.”

The band organized the tour, which has been going on since 2002 and featured five bands on a small stage outside the main venue and six bands on the main pavilion. Early performers included Mindless Self Indulgence, Madina Lake and Saosin, while some main stage performers were Placebo and HIM.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful:
Linkin Park puts on a great show!
Venue/Date: Hyundai Pavilion At Glen Helen (Devore, CA)
Concert Date:  
July 28th, 2007
Reviewer: aceshooter

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8.91

Boom and gloom with Linkin Park

The band goes to the dark side in a blistering set at Devore. Also out for blood: goth's HIM, Placebo and My Chemical Romance.

By Steve Appleford, Special to The Times

A hard rock band can be judged by the company it keeps. In its fourth outing leading its Projekt Revolution Tour, Linkin Park has this time chosen darkness over rage, gloom over volume, goth over rap-metal. The band's sound hasn't changed, only the context, sharing Saturday's tour stop at the Hyundai Pavilion in Devore with the musical vampires of My Chemical Romance, Placebo, HIM and others.

Linkin Park has never been goth itself. The SoCal act does most of its brooding at another pace: angrier, louder, more aggressive. But the ambitious lineup of 11 acts on two stages put some distance between the band and the '90s "nu-metal" label that has defined Linkin Park for most of its career.

Regardless of genre, Linkin Park ignited its 90-minute set in the present tense with "Given Up," a song of speedy riffs and raging self-loathing ("I'm my own worst enemy!") from the band's new album, "Minutes to Midnight."

That album suggested a subtle but meaningful shift in Linkin Park's approach, emphasizing the rock vocals of Chester Bennington over the rapping of Mike Shinoda, who co-produced the recording with Rick Rubin. Onstage, that was less evident, as Shinoda picked up a microphone by the third song ("Lying From You") for a burst of thundering rhymes and then rarely put it down.

Fans shouted along to such signature radio hits as "Faint" and "Numb," hinting at some unexpected life yet in the faded genre, even if their contemporaries Limp Bizkit have about as much chance for a comeback as Oasis. Linkin Park explored other possible futures too, including an adoring ballad in the U2 mold, "Shadow of the Day," amid the more intense emotional eruptions.

Earlier in the evening, My Chemical Romance delivered its goth-pop-punk sound at a frantic pace. As the band finished the bristling "The Sharpest Lives," rhythm guitarist Frank Iero flung his instrument hard to the back of the stage and soon smeared what appeared to be blood across the pale cheek of singer Gerard Way.

The hourlong set was frantic and morose, slowing for the delicate piano melody and marching beat on "The Black Parade," the stirring title song from the band's latest album. Elsewhere, lead guitarist Ray Toro sounded like a speedier Brian May or some other flash guitarist from the glam-rock past. The band's "Dead!" came off like supercharged Cheap Trick.

The rest of the concert unfolded in daylight -- not the most comfortable place for a band of the goth persuasion. Placebo survived the experience, performing songs from "Meds," its striking new album of pain and romance.

Brooding heartthrob Ville Valo of HIM was like a morose Tom Jones: dark, urgent, romantic, a cigarette burning between his fingers, stomping to the beat of "Buried Alive by Love." Stage fog and flashing lights had little effect in the shade at 5:45 p.m., and the four-piece Finnish act suffered from a sound mix that had bass and drums blurring the sharpness of guitar and vocals, but HIM was still more vivid onstage than on record.

Taking Back Sunday also dressed in black but was a far more straight-ahead modern rock act, bouncing across the stage, if with fewer satisfying songs. "This Photograph Is Proof (I Know You Know)" exploded with noise and conviction as Adam Lazzara sang on his knees, on his back, twisted up with his microphone cord. Loud, sweaty and definitely not filled with a vampire-like sadness.

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