UPDATE: Linkin Park’s management have confirmed that they won’t be coming to China any time soon. Don’t go buy those tickets…
OK, so Timeout Shanghai picked up a juicy nugget from the official Shanghai Cultural Information (government run) website. Apparently, Linkin Park are playing a New Year’s Eve gig at Hongkou Football Stadium, the stage for their original triumph way back in 2007.
This is strange for a number of reasons:
- Livenation had their multi-million $$ stadium tour in September cancelled due to an inauspicious meeting between the band and he who shall not be named
- Livenation don’t know anything about this new show – we would imagine they would have been given a heads up
- Can you imagine how freaking cold it will be in Hongkou stadium on the 31st December?
We are awaiting official confirmation/ denial shortly. In the meantime, perhaps hold off buying tickets…..