The double-Grammy-winning US rock lions Linkin Park are bringing their latest world tour to Brazil, showcasing their fifth album Living Things, released earlier this year. Scoring a number one in no fewer than seventeen countries, this latest record marks an indisputable return to form for the six-piece, thanks in part to the magic touch of production god Rick Rubin (Run DMC, Beastie Boys, Red Hot Chilli Peppers), but also to a return to the radio-friendly riffs and choruses of yore.
The songs on Living Things may have pretty bleak subject matter, but they seem purpose-built to fill the huge venues that Linkin Park have commanded ever since debut record Hybrid Theory. The peaks and drops are once again dramatic enough to slice through the occasionally turgid metal that threatened to suffocate them on previous albums.
The band’s pairing of rap and rock may not be the most original to have ever graced the stage at Anhembi Parque, but expect an incendiary live show, fronted by the shaven-headed (and wonderfully monikered) Chester Bennington known for his vein-popping performances of hits like ‘Numb’.