Projekt Revolution

Last updated on 2 May 2017

Projekt Revolution is a music festival hosted by Linkin Park, bringing artists of various genres of music together. Linkin Park started Projekt Revolution in the year 2002 with just one stage. Then, in 2004, they announced the Revolution Stage (Second Stage) where the smaller bands/artists would perform.


2002 brought Linkin Park the idea to plan the Projekt Revolution Tour series, and the series began in that year. They thought it was Part Festival Tour, Part Concert Tour, Part National Tour. It is the first of the Projekt Revolution Tour Series. For this edition, Linkin Park was supporting their debut album, Hybrid Theory. It was also one of the shortest of the PR Series.


Date City Country Venue
January 29, 2002 Colorado Springs United States World Arena
January 30, 2002 Wichita Kansas Coliseum
February 1, 2002 Chicago UIC Pavilion
February 2, 2002 Madison Alliant Energy Center Memorial Coliseum
February 4, 2002 Detroit Cobo Arena
February 5, 2002 Dayton Nutter Center
February 7, 2002 Wilkes-Barre First Union Center
February 8, 2002 Uniondale Nassau Coliseum
February 9, 2002 State College Bryce Jordan Center
February 11, 2002 Lowell Tsongas Arena
February 12, 2002 Fairfax Patriot Center
February 13, 2002 Philadelphia First Union Center
February 16, 2002 Memphis Mid-South Coliseum
February 17, 2002 Dallas Fort Worth Convention Center
February 18, 2002 Oklahoma City Fairgrounds Arena
February 20, 2002 Phoenix American West Arena
February 22, 2002 Long Beach Long Beach Arena
February 23, 2002 San Diego Cox Arena
February 24, 2002 Las Vegas Thomas & Mack Center


The 2003 Projekt Revolution Tour, was the shortest of the PR tour series until the 2011 edition. This marked the first of two Projekt Revolutions in support of Linkin Park's second album, Meteora.


Date City Country Venue
April 9, 2003 State College United States Bryce Jordan Center
April 11, 2003 Evansville Robert's Stadium
April 12, 2003 Memphis Mid-South Coliseum
April 13, 2003 New Orleans Keifer UNO Lakefront Arena
April 15, 2003 El Paso Don Haskins Center
April 16, 2003 Albuquerque Tingley Coliseum
April 18, 2003 Phoenix American West Arena
April 19, 2003 Tucson Tucson Convention Center
April 21, 2003 West Valley City E Center
April 22, 2003 Boise Idaho Centre
April 23, 2003 Spokane Spokane Arena
April 25, 2003 Billings Metra Park Arena
April 26, 2003 Rapid City Rushmore Plaza Civic Center
July 22, 2003 Rocheseter Blue Cross Arena
(Rescheduled from April 8)
July 29, 2003 Council Bluffs Mid-America Center
(Rescheduled from April 28)
July 30, 2003 Valley Center Kansas Coliseum
(Rescheduled from April 29)


The Projekt Revolution 2004 Tour's Stage has a big bit change. It was divided into the Main Stage and Revolution stages, while its set stays connected. The 2004 PR Tour was the longest of the Projekt Revolution Tour series. This was also Korn's last tour with original guitarist Brian Welch. Jonathan Davis of Korn would come out on "One Step Closer" to sing the reanimated part of the song.


Date City Country Venue
July 23, 2004 Cincinnati United States Riverbend Music Center
July 24, 2004 Columbus Germain Amphitheatre
July 26, 2004 Clarkston DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 27, 2004 Darien Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
July 29, 2004 Mansfield Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts
July 30, 2004 Holmdel Township PNC Bank Arts Center
July 31, 2004 Hartford Meadows Music Centre
August 2, 2004 Wantagh Jones Beach Amphitheatre
August 3, 2004 Camden Tweeter Center at the Waterfront
August 5, 2004 Cuyahoga Falls Blossom Music Center
August 6, 2004 Noblesville Verizon Wireless Music Center
August 7, 2004 Tinley Park Tweeter Center
August 9, 2004 Burgettstown Post Gazette Pavilion
August 10, 2004 Bristow Nissan Pavilion Stone Ridge
August 11, 2004 Virginia Beach Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
August 13, 2004 Atlanta HiFi Buys Amphitheatre
August 14, 2004 Charlotte Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
August 17, 2004 West Palm Beach Sound Advice Amphitheater
August 18, 2004 Tampa Tampa Bay Amphitheatre
August 20, 2004 Dallas Smirnoff Centre
August 21, 2004 Selma Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
August 22, 2004 The Woodlands Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
August 24, 2004 Bonner Springs Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
August 25, 2004 Maryland Heights UMB Bank Pavilion
August 27, 2004 East Troy Alpine Valley Music Theatre
August 28, 2004 Somerset Float-rite Park
August 30, 2004 Englewood Coors Amphitheater
August 31, 2004 Albuquerque Journal Pavilion
September 1, 2004 Phoenix Cricket Pavilion
September 3, 2004 Chula Vista Coors Amphitheatre
September 4, 2004 San Bernardino Hyundai Pavilion at Glen Helen
September 5, 2004 Mountain View Shoreline Amphitheatre


For 2007, Linkin Park decided to make the tour ostensibly "green" by donating $1 of every ticket to American Forests through their charity Music for Relief and using biodiesel on a majority of their buses, eliminating an estimated 350 tons of carbon emissions.[1] There were also informative booths that showed concert goers how to lower their greenhouse gas emissions.[2]

It was revealed in Revolver magazine that Muse was in the list of bands Linkin Park had picked but couldn't join Projekt Revolution as they had other commitments to deal with.

On August 22, 2007, streamed the concert live, allowing MySpace users to watch the concert for free from their performance at DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston, Michigan. The event was hosted by Matt Pinfield.

Linkin Park sold their performance from the 2007 PR tour at the merchandise booth. Each CD came with a blank disc and a special code that allowed fans to download and burn that specific Linkin Park performance from the venue it was purchased at. The price of purchase for the CD was $11.00. It was sold at every venue except for Jones Beach in Wantagh, NY due to disagreements with the venue wanting a portion of the CD sales. In October 2013, Linkin Park revealed that they will relaunch Projekt Revolution in 2014; it is on the list for To-Come.

Gerard Way, lead singer of My Chemical Romance was married backstage to Lyn-Z, bassist of Mindless Self Indulgence, after the final show on the tour.


Date City Country Venue
July 25, 2007 Auburn United States White River Amphitheatre
July 27, 2007 Marysville Sleep Train Amphitheatre
July 28, 2007 San Bernardino Hyundai Pavilion
July 29, 2007 Mountain View Shoreline Amphitheatre
July 31, 2007 Chula Vista Coors Amphitheatre
August 1, 2007 Phoenix Cricket Pavilion
August 3, 2007 Selma Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
August 4, 2007 Dallas Smirnoff Music Centre
August 5, 2007 The Woodlands The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
August 7, 2007 Atlanta HiFi Buys Amphitheatre
August 8, 2007 Charlotte Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
August 10, 2007 West Palm Beach Sound Advice Amphitheatre
August 11, 2007 Tampa Ford Amphitheatre
August 13, 2007 Raleigh Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
August 14, 2007 Virginia Beach Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheater
August 15, 2007 Wantagh Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
August 17, 2007 Cuyahoga Falls Blossom Music Center
August 18, 2007 Darien Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
August 19, 2007 Bristow Nissan Pavilion
August 21, 2007 Toronto Canada Molson Amphitheatre
August 22, 2007 Clarkston United States DTE Energy Music Theatre
August 24, 2007 Mansfield Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts
August 25, 2007 Camden Tweeter Center at the Waterfront
August 26, 2007 Hartford New England Dodge Music Center
August 28, 2007 Syracuse NY State Fair
August 29, 2007 Holmdel PNC Bank Arts Center
August 31, 2007 Noblesville Verizon Wireless Music Center
September 1, 2007 Tinley Park First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
September 3, 2007 Englewood Coors Amphitheatre


This was the first time the tour was also outside of North America. Their performance in Milton Keynes was announced months beforehand, which made it highly anticipated amongst fans waiting to attend. Jay-Z came out and performed a modified "Numb/Encore" and "Jigga What/Faint" with the band.[3] This show turned out to be the biggest capacity Projekt Revolution to date. Camera operators obtaining interviews revealed intentions for a DVD, which has been confirmed by Mike Shinoda to be a CD/DVD set on November 25, 2008. Shinoda posted on the band's online forum that anyone 18 or older can submit a title for the live CD/DVD which will later be turned into a poll for fans to vote for their favorite. Concerning the release date, Shinoda stated "we will be releasing it in a DVD/CD combo pack as soon as we can get it done".





Linkin Park changed the set-lists up a little bit, giving new intros and outros to a few songs and playing "We Made It" every show, until Busta Rhymes left the tour. Chris Cornell also collaborated with the band by singing on "Crawling". Also Chester Bennington performed "Hunger Strike" with Cornell. Street Drum Corps also performed a few songs with the band. On the two dates in Ohio, local band State Your Cause was asked to open the Revolution Stage.

Date City Country Venue
July 16, 2008 Mansfield United States Comcast Center for Performing Arts
July 18, 2008 Burgettstown Post-Gazette Pavilion
July 19, 2008 Camden Susquehana Bank Center
July 20, 2008 Hartford New England Dodge Music Center
July 22, 2008 Wantagh Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
July 23, 2008 Holmdel PNC Bank Arts Center
July 25, 2008 Raleigh Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek
July 26, 2008 Virginia Beach Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheater
July 27, 2008 Bristow Nissan Pavilion
July 30, 2008 Charlotte Charlotte Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
August 1, 2008 West Palm Beach Cruzan Amphitheatre
August 2, 2008 Tampa Ford Amphitheatre
August 3, 2008 Atlanta Lakewood Amphitheatre
August 7, 2008 Phoenix Cricket Wireless Pavilion
August 9, 2008 Mountain View Shoreline Amphitheatre
August 10, 2008 Irvine Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
August 12, 2008 Greenwood Village Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre
August 15, 2008 Cincinnati Riverbend Music Center
August 16, 2008 East Troy Alpine Valley Music Theatre
August 17, 2008 Nobilesville Verizon Wireless Music Center Indianapolis
August 19, 2008 Cuyahoga Falls Blossom Music Center
August 21, 2008 St. Louis Verizon Wireless Amphitheater St. Louis
August 23, 2008 Dallas Center
August 24, 2008 The Woodlands Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

Controversy during 2008 tour

During the Projekt Revolution Tour of 2008, Busta Rhymes was announced to have left the tour after only eleven days due to "complicated business matters", amidst rumors he had been removed from the lineup after an alleged backstage confrontation with Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda.[6] Shinoda later posted on his blog that he and the rest of his band were disappointed to see Rhymes leave, implying that the rumour was false.[7] Busta actually left the tour due to an argument with his now former label Interscope Records. Since he left the label, he no longer had support to be on the tour.


This was the shortest Projekt Revolution to date, with only four shows in Europe.


  1. ^, Music: Linkin Park's hybrid theories, Retrieved on July 26, 2007
  2. ^, Rock Politics, Retrieved on July 26, 2007
  3. ^ Zfat, Natalie. "Jay-Z Joins Linkin Park On Stage for Encore Jam". Rolling Stone. Wenner Media. Retrieved February 22, 2008.
  4. ^ Article
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  6. ^ No More Revolution for Rhymes. Retrieved on 2013-08-25.
  7. ^ "busta leaving projekt revolution". Retrieved 25 March 2016.

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