MEXICO CITY, June 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MTV Latin America announced today, at a press conference held in Mexico City that global rock icons, Linkin Park, will visit Monterrey, Nuevo Leon - Mexico for the first time ever to perform live at MTV World Stage Monterrey. This international music event will be taped entirely in high definition at Arena Monterrey in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico on September 12th and will be broadcast throughout the region on October 8th by MTV Latin America. The event will also be seen on more than 63 MTVs around the world, exact dates to be confirmed.
"It's been so long since the last time we performed in Mexico. We cannot wait to celebrate the launch of our new album with our fabulous Mexican fans," commented Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park.
"MTV World Stage continues to be an ideal platform to connect with fans in Mexico and Latin America," commented Eduardo Lebrija, Senior Vice President / CEO of Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) The Americas Mexico. "For the third consecutive year Mexico will host MTV World Stage and Monterrey - Nuevo Leon will live the thrill of hosting an international music event with Linkin Park."
The network also announced various activities to promote tourism in Monterrey as part of MTV World Stage Monterrey. This past May, MTV Latin America taped three "MTV Busks" performances featuring pop musical duo Ha*Ash, Mexican singer Paty Cantu, and rock band Los Claxons. These specials will air between June 11th and July 31st on MTV Latin America and on Tr3s: MTV, Musica y Mas in the U.S. (dates to be announced).
"Without a doubt, having Monterrey host an internationally renowned event like MTV World Stage consolidates Nuevo Leon's position of being recognized as a headquarter for events of this scale and magnitude," commented Luis Trevino Chapa, Director General of Tourist Development Corporation of Nuevo Leon.
"Since their visionary debut in 2000, Linkin Park have energized and inspired millions of music fans all around the world," commented Marc Zimet, Vice President of Music and Talent VIMN The Americas. "Their passionate audience in Mexico have anxiously awaited a return performance since the band's last visit to Mexico City ten years ago. This event will also mark Linkin Park's first live performance in Monterrey, so we are certain that this will make a most memorable experience that is sure to resonate with MTV viewers around the globe."
Linkin Park returns to Mexico 10 years after their first visit and will perform live for the first time in Monterrey. Linkin Park became famous in 2000 with their first multi-platinum album "Hybrid Theory." They have won two Grammy® Awards for "Numb/Encore" and "Crawling" and have sold over 50 million albums around the world.
From day one, Linkin Park built the band upon the premise of fusing all of their favourite styles of music into one signature sound. Fast-forward 12 years to "Living Things" and the same six players have not only developed new tools to make that philosophy a reality, but they're finally comfortable embracing every aspect of their career. "Living Things" is co-produced by Rick Rubin and Mike Shinoda and will be released June 20 on Warner Bros. Records. Rolling Stone magazine says, "The material is the band's most powerful since its megahit 2000 debut."
In previous years, MTV World Stage Mexico has hosted musical performances by The Smashing Pumpkins, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Ke$ha and Joe Jonas.
MTV World Stage invites viewers to some of the world's most exclusive concerts performed in unique locations around the world. These shows are recorded in high definition and feature dozens of artists from all genres and are aired the same day in over 63 MTVs around the world. Some of the artists and bands recorded for the MTV World Stage are: Shakira, Gorillaz, Black Eyed Peas, Maroon 5, Ke$ha, Lady Gaga, Kiss, Katy Perry, Coldplay, Enrique Iglesias, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Green Day, Joe Jonas , MGMT, The Smashing Pumpkins, Depeche Mode and Muse.
Viacom International Media Networks The Americas, a unit of Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), owns and operates the company's portfolio of entertainment brands, which include MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon and their respective properties in Spanish speaking Latin America as well as Viacom Networks Brazil. Additionally, the portfolio includes Tr3s: MTV, Musica y Mas in the US, which targets a broad US Hispanic audience, and MTV Networks International's programming partnerships in Canada with Corus Entertainment for Nickelodeon and CTV Globe Media for MTV, Comedy Central and Vh1. The company's emerging multiplatform businesses include MTVNHD and Red Viacom in Latin America as well as VH1HD in Brazil. MTV Networks Latin America, US Hispanic and Canada also serve the growing number of digitally connected consumers via its websites: mtvla.com, mundonick.com, comedycentral.la, comedycentral.com.br, vh1la.com, vh1brasil.com.br, tr3s.com, mtv.ca and nickcanada.com as well as through its broadband and community sites: mtvrevolution.com, mundonick.com/nickturbo, mtvmusica.com, neopets.com and mtvdemo.com.
SOURCE MTV Latin America