... From the Festival Files
  • THURSDAY, MAY 10, 2007

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Projekt Revolution calls itself "an annual tour dedicated to featuring revolutionary, cutting-edge talent." This is debatable, since the festival is perpetually headlined by its founders - the angsty boys in Linkin Park - who are about as "cutting-edge" as Milli Vanilli are "authentic." Really, how can your band be cutting-edge when you're led by a dude named Chester? But there's no arguing with the festival's mission, which aims to bring together top artists from hip-hop and rock in an effort to bridge the gap between those styles.

Such a premise sounds like the perfect opportunity to book reunited rap-rock gods Rage Against the Machine for another festival debate (the group recently rocked the sun-baked crowd at Coachella), but Projekt Revolution can't really pull those types of longstanding acts. Still, the 2007 lineup isn't puny at all, with heavy-hitters like My Chemical Romance, Taking Back Sunday, Placebo, and Julien-K all taking the stage before Linkin's closing set.

Like Live Earth, Bonnaroo, Coachella, and the countless hippie-fests that dot this summer's festival schedule, Projekt Revolution is going green. And we're not just talking about pot. "Projekt Revolution and Music For Relief have been working hard at making this event an environmentally conscious effort," explains the Projekt Revolution press release. "Besides making the tour a "Green" tour, Projekt Revolution and Music For Relief will be donating $1 from each ticket to give to American Forests for their Global ReLeaf program to plant trees to help reduce global temperatures."

The tour kicks off on July 27th and will hit approximately 25 cities before ending its run in Englewood, Colorado, on September 3rd. Unfortunately, this is a slow revolution - at least during the planning stages - and the festival hasn't really announced how much the tickets will cost. We do know that they go on sale on May 19th, though! Gobble them up at Livenation.com.

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