Band’s Performance Coincides with Seventh Album Release, One More Light
LAS VEGAS, NV and NEW YORK, NY, April 18, 2017 – CBS RADIO’s “SPF” (“SUN.POOL.FUN.”) has expanded to two music-filled nights with GRAMMY Award-winning band Linkin Park kicking off the festivities on Friday, May 19 at The Chelsea inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. The band’s performance at “SPF” is the same day their highly anticipated seventh studio album, One More Light, is released wide. The following night, Saturday, May 20, the party moves poolside when DNCE, Hailee Steinfeld, Jason Derulo, Niall Horan and Post Malone perform at Boulevard Pool inside The Cosmopolitan. Doors open at 8:00 PM on both nights.
Linkin Park announced the band’s “SPF” performance across CBS RADIO’s local stations KLUC-FM, KMXB-FM and KXTE-FM this afternoon.
Pre-sale tickets are open to members of Linkin Park Underground, the group’s fan club, tomorrow from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM, PT. Pre-sale tickets for all others are available Thursday, April 20 from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM, PT, via Ticketmaster using the password SPF2017. General admission tickets go on sale Friday, April 21 at 10:00 AM, PT, also via Ticketmaster. Prices range from $39.00 to $109.00. General admission tickets for Saturday, May 20 are available now at Ticketmaster and cost $45.00 each.
“The popularity of ‘SPF’ has never been more evident than today with the addition of a second night featuring the talented, iconic and celebrated band, Linkin Park,” said Andre Fernandez, CBS RADIO’s President & CEO. “On the day of their seventh album release the group’s performance at ‘SPF’ is an extraordinary testament to the power of radio and connecting with fans through live events. We strive to work with all of our partners to continue to bring listeners these unbelievable opportunities.”
Mike Shinoda, co-lead vocalist and producer, Linkin Park, added, “Looking forward to playing this awesome show and celebrating the release of our new album, One More Light, with our fans in Vegas.”
A range of up-and-coming pop artists have performed at the previous two “SPF” shows, including Alessia Cara, Fifth Harmony and Kygo. This marks Jason Derulo’s second performance at ‘SPF.’ He returns to the CBS RADIO stage after thrilling audiences at the show’s debut.
For fans outside of the Vegas area, CBS RADIO’s Radio.com is hosting a national sweepstakes, awarding one lucky listener the chance to win a pair of tickets to each night of “SPF.” The prize package also includes roundtrip airfare for the winner and a guest, two nights at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and a chance to meet DNCE. Consumers can enter the sweepstakes through April 28 at http://www.radio.com/sweepstakes. In addition, tickets for both nights will be available to win by listening to CBS RADIO’s Top 40 and Hot A/C stations in participating markets.
About Linkin Park
Linkin Park is an outlier. The band’s risky creative choices—swinging wildly from song to song, album to album—are a hallmark of their career. Few artists effortlessly blend genres, emotions, and ideas with a voice as signature as Linkin Park’s. They are, after all, the architects of the inimitable “Hybrid Theory,” the only band proven to be as at-home on stage with Jay-Z as with Metallica, Steve Aoki, and Paul McCartney.
For any career artist, making new material matter can be the biggest challenge. Inspiration is a fickle thing, and past success often draws a bar that is hard to overcome. But once in a while, unexpectedly, lightning strikes—and an artist we think we know goes somewhere we didn’t know was possible.
Miraculously, Linkin Park’s seventh studio album One More Light does just that. And it doesn’t achieve it by being louder or bigger, more avant garde or more dramatic. It achieves it by being more human.
One More Light is a moment in time. It’s built on personal stories, sweat-stained and reeling from injuries—the product of six voices, each coming clean about their lives and struggles, as if it were the first time. We get an unobstructed view into what makes the band tick as people, fathers, husbands, musicians, and friends.
If time has proven anything, Linkin Park’s creative output is, like the six human beings in the band, connected, complex, adaptable, and full of life. As they’ve grown, so have their ideas, their families, and their stories—all of which have been channeled into One More Light.
Linkin Park is the biggest band on Facebook, and command a massive Youtube channel of over 3 billion views and 7 million subscribers. Their first album, Hybrid Theory is the best-selling debut of this century, certified diamond (10 million) in the US. They have won 2 Grammy Awards, 5 American Music Awards, 4 MTV VMA Awards, 10 MTV Europe Music Awards and 3 World Music Awards.
They have sold out stadiums around the world, headlining some of the biggest music festivals including Download, Reading and Leeds in the UK, Rock in Rio in Portugal and Summer Sonic in Japan, as well as the distinction of being the first and only western rock band to play a 5 stadium tour in China. Their most recent tour was the band’s most successful World Tour to date – playing to over 1.5 million fans in 16 countries.
In 2005, the band founded Music For Relief, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing aid to victims of natural disasters and the prevention of such disasters. Since its inception, MFR has raised over 7 million dollars for multiple victims across 4 continents, including Hurricane Katrina, China’s Wenchuan earthquake, a cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe, earthquakes in Haiti and Japan in 2010, and Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.
About CBS RADIO
CBS RADIO is one of the largest major-market broadcast media operators in the United States and the undisputed leader in news and sports radio. CBS RADIO produces original audio and video content, live events and exclusive programming distributed on-air, online and on mobile platforms. A division of CBS Corporation, CBS RADIO owns 117 radio stations in 26 markets – including all of the top 10 radio markets as ranked by Nielsen Audio – as well as an extensive array of digital assets. CBS RADIO distributes its programming via AM, FM and HD Radio stations, Radio.com™ and CBS Local Digital Media apps, making engaging with audiences easier than ever before. For more information on CBS RADIO, please visit www.cbsradio.com.
About The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is a luxury casino and resort offering a decidedly different perspective from its commitment to integrating art into every experience to the world renowned Restaurant Collection and distinct entertainment venues. Located at the heart of The Strip, its unique vertical multi-tower design offers spectacular views of the vibrant city. The 3,026-room resort features oversized residential-style living spaces with expansive, one-of-a-kind private terraces. Luxurious amenities include a 100,000-square-foot-casino with the newly-added Race & Sports Book Powered by CG Technology and expanded high stakes gaming area, The Talon Club; Sahra Spa & Hammam and Violet Hour | Hair | Nails | Beauty; three unique pool experiences; Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub, a multi-level integrated indoor and outdoor nightclub; an intriguing mix of bars and lounges including The Chandelier, an iconic multi-level bar experience; 150,000 square feet of state-of-the-art convention and meeting space; 40,000-square-foot performance and event venue The Chelsea; and a modern supper club with live music and entertainment at Rose. Rabbit. Lie. An eclectic line-up of retailers include: AllSaints, CRSVR Sneaker Boutique, DNA2050, Jason of Beverly Hills, Molly Brown’s Swimwear, Rent the Runway, Retrospecs & Co, Skins 62 Cosmetics and STITCHED. Signature restaurants include: Beauty & Essex from Chef Chris Santos and TAO Group; Blue Ribbon by restaurateurs Bruce and Eric Bromberg; acclaimed Los Angeles eatery Eggslut by Chef Alvin Cailan; Estiatorio Milos, by international restaurateur Costas Spiliadis; Holsteins from Block 16 Hospitality; Jaleo and China Poblano restaurants by acclaimed Chef José Andrés; bakery concept Milk Bar from Chef Christina Tosi; Momofuku Las Vegas by renowned chef David Chang; Scarpetta and D.O.C.G. by award-winning Chef Scott Conant; popular steakhouse STK from The ONE Group; contemporary Japanese cuisine from Chef Rainer Becker at zuma; cold-pressed local juicery The Juice Standard; bustling culinary food hall Wicked Spoon; all-day dining concept The Henry; and Starbucks, which includes a one-of-a-kind art installation.
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