by Chris Atticus l Thursday, December 12, 2013
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Linkin Park, The Offspring and other special guests yet to be announced have been confirmed to perform at the Concert for the Philippines , which will take place at Club Nokia in downtown Los Angeles on January 11th, 2014. The event will raise money for Linkin Park's Music For Relief charitable organization, with proceeds going to relief efforts for the 12 million people who were impacted by Typhoon Haiyan last month.
- Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines and other portions of Southeast Asia in November, causing thousands of deaths, massive flooding, landslides and widespread destruction.
- Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington told us that this is the exact kind of situation that Music For Relief was built for: "Natural disasters affect people of all races, of all nationalities, of all social standings -- you know, an earthquake doesn't really care who you are or what you do or where you're from. It's gonna destroy what lays in its path, and we're here to provide as much relief as possible to the affected people of natural disasters."
- The concert is limited to just 500 tickets, which will go to those who donate or raise a minimum of $250 for Haiyan relief.
- The first 300 people who reach Music For Relief’s $250 goal will be guaranteed general admission pit tickets closest to the stage.
- The top 75 fundraisers will receive meet-and-greets with the bands, VIP reserved seating, access to a VIP pre-party, parking, commemorative merchandise and more.
- For those outside the Los Angeles area, special VIP ticket packages will be awarded to two lucky fans who have donated a minimum of $10 to Music for Relief. The packages include airfare and hotel costs. More information can be found at the official Music For Relief website.
- Linkin Park is currently in the studio working on the follow-up to 2012's Living Things. The band's sixth album is due out in 2014.