SOURCE: Warner Bros. Records

Warner Bros. Records

January 10, 2011 11:29 ET

Linkin Park Uses Mobile Media to Deliver Every Fan a Live Recording of the Show They Attend on Upcoming 'A Thousand Suns' North American Tour

BURBANK, CA--(Marketwire - January 10, 2011) - Linkin Park and Warner Bros. Records are reinventing the official concert bootleg, by offering every Linkin Park concertgoer on the band's 2011 North American tour a complimentary download of the live recording of the show they attend. Fans will simply send a text to a short code that will be displayed at each venue, and a link to the download will be emailed to them following the concert. Basecamp Productions, a pioneer in the development of the official concert bootleg, will be handling the distribution of the live recordings.

"The energy we get from our fans is what makes a great show," says Linkin Park bassist, Dave 'Phoenix' Farrell. "We wanted to show our appreciation by giving that experience back to them."

To ensure that every concertgoer has an opportunity to download their show, in venue media will be used to provide fans with a mobile short code. Fans that text to that short code will be connected to the bootleg download. "Our goal is to create the most seamless connection between Linkin Park and their biggest fans, and to ensure that their passion for this great live band is rewarded," said David Marcus, Warner Music Group's SVP of Worldwide Artist Services. "Working with Basecamp we're able to capture a magical performance and deliver that performance straight into the fan's email inbox."

Basecamp co-founder and CEO Joshua James says, "We have worked with Linkin Park to make their live recordings available for fans to purchase since 2007, but the band's decision to make these concerts easily available to everybody in the building truly transforms the idea of a bootleg from a hard to find, lo-fi, collector-only piece, into a treasured memento of a great night out."

Through their partnership with Basecamp Productions, Linkin Park has made nearly every performance since 2007 available to their fans via download from their website All recordings are professionally mixed, and include exclusive photos from the performance.


Jan 20 Sunrise, FL @ Bank Atlantic Center
Jan 22 Tampa, FL @ St Pete Times Forum
Jan 23 Atlanta, GA @ Phillips Arena
Jan 25 Detroit, MI @ Joe Luis Arena
Jan 26 Chicago, IL @ United Center
Jan 28 Minneapolis, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
Jan 29 Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
Jan 31 Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
Feb 1 Boston, MA @ TD Garden
Feb 4 New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
Feb 7 Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
Feb 8 Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
Feb 10 Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
Feb 11 Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun
Feb 13 Cincinnati, OH @ US Bank Arena
Feb 15 Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
Feb 17 Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
Feb 19 Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand - Garden Arena
Feb 20 San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena
Feb 22 San Jose, CA @ HP Pavillion
Feb 23 Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center
Feb 25 Salt Lake City, UT @ Energy Solutions Arena
Feb 26 Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
Feb 28 Phoenix, AZ @ US Airways Center

About Basecamp Productions:
Basecamp Productions is the leading online distribution company for artists to sell their live music immediately after a concert. With over 30 million paid downloads in the last 5 years, Basecamp is experiencing incredible growth in this unique segment of the music industry. Beginning with Pearl Jam's groundbreaking "Official Bootlegs" series, artists who have appeared on recordings distributed exclusively by Basecamp include: Pearl Jam, Linkin Park, Disturbed, Jay Z, Bono, Kings of Leon, Chris Cornell, Tori Amos, Ben Harper, The Black Crowes, The Cult, Busta Rhymes, Sleater-Kinney, Mudhoney, My Morning Jacket, Sonic Youth, Third Day, Wolfmother and more. Combining industry leading live production experience with proprietary software that allows for worldwide "drag and drop" uploads and online distribution straight from the venue, the Basecamp model is serving an area that the other online music services are unable to attend to.

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