'Transformers:' Linkin Park Plays Outdoor Show in Moscow
“Their songs for the movie fit in perfectly,” director Michael Bay says of the group ahead of the Russian premiere.
MOSCOW – The U.S. alternative band Linkin Park played an outdoor show in Moscow, near Red Square, on Thursday in support of the world premiere of Transformers: Dark of the Moon.
The entrance to the show was free, but only to those who won tickets through the FM station Energy and men’s magazine Maxim, which has helped to keep attendance to figures acceptable in the city’s historic center.
“Linkin Park have always been huge Transformers fans,” the movie’s director Michael Bay told a news conference a few hours before the show. “They do very ‘movie-esque’kind of music. We’ve had a good run – their tracks for the first two movies became number one hits, and their song for this movie fit in perfectly.”
In Moscow, in addition to “Iridescent” from the soundtrack of the third Transformers movie, Linkin Park performed two dozen songs, mostly from their most recent album, 2010’s A Thousand Suns. Bay and Transformers star Shia LaBeouf, who also showed up in Moscow for the premiere, were seen in the VIP area during the concert.