TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON World Premieres in Moscow on June 23

     May 23, 2011

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Transformers: Dark of the Moon is easily one of the biggest films to come out this summer and if history has proven anything, it’s that the movie will break box office records and Linkin Park will contribute a future chart topper for the soundtrack. While neither of those statements can be confirmed as true until June 29th when the movie hits theaters, they’ll both likely be validated at the movies world premiere in Russia this summer. Michael Bay’s 3D robot fighting extravaganza is set to open the Moscow International Film Festival on June 23rd. In attendance should be most of the film’s stars as well as Bay.

The very same night as the movies premier, the franchise’s favorite band Linkin Park (ugh) will play a free outdoor concert at Vasilyevsky Spusk of the Red Square in Moscow in honor of its release. Linkin Park has provided two #1 singles for the franchise, “What I’ve Done” for the first Transformers, and the underwhelming “New Divide” for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. The concert is free and tickets are available beginning June 1st through June 21st on www.energyfm.ru or www.linkinpark.com.  Hit the jump for the press release.

Transformers_3_Dark_of_the_Moon_PosterHere’s the press release:

TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON PRESENTS LINKIN PARK – LIVE IN MOSCOW

on JUNE 23rd IN SUPPORT OF MOVIE’s WORLD PREMIERE IN RUSSIA

HOLLYWOOD, CA (May 23, 2011) – In celebration of Paramount Pictures’ TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON, Linkin Park will perform a special outdoor concert at Vasilyevsky Spusk of the Red Square in Moscow – with the Kremlin and St. Basil’s Basilica as the backdrop – on June 23rd at 9PM. The 3D Michael Bay film will open the Moscow International Film Festival on the same night.

Linkin Park will perform several of their hit songs including the single, “Iridescent,” which is the end title song in the upcoming third Transformers film. The movie opens worldwide beginning June 29th.  Stars from the film are scheduled to attend, along with director Michael Bay.

Tickets for this free concert will be available beginning June 1st through June 21st, to learn more about obtaining ticket information go to www.energyfm.ru or www.linkinpark.com beginning June 1st.

One of the most successful collaborations between music and film, the previous Linkin Park singles to appear in the first two Transformers films,  “What I’ve Done” from the first Transformers film, has sold over 4 million downloads worldwide, and “New Divide” from 2009’s Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, crossed the 3 million mark. Both songs were top selling singles for the band, and went to #1 on the modern rock radio charts (with “New Divide” spending 14 weeks there).

The special show in Moscow is produced by Live Nation and will occur during Linkin Park’s upcoming European tour, which begins June 11th in Austria with stadium, festival or arena shows in the UK, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Finland, France, Switzerland, Italy & Belgium.

Linkin Park European Tour Dates:

June 11 Nickelsdorf, Austria @ Nova Rock Festival

June 12 Donington, UK  @ Download Festival

June 14 Stockholm, Sweden @ Ericsson Global Arena

June 16 Helsinki, Finland @ Kaisaniemi Park

June 18 Leipzig, Germany @ Festweise

June 19 Oberursel, Germany @ Hessentag

June 21 Hamburg, Germany @02 World Arena

June 25 Munich, Germany @ Messegelaende Riem Stadium

June 26 Imola, Italy @ Sonisphere Festival

June 28 Arendal, Norway @ Hove Festival

June 30 Werchter, Belgium @ Rock Wercher Festival

July 1 Arras, France @ Arras Main Square Festival

July 2 St. Gallen, Switzerland @ OpenAir Festival

July 4 London, UK @ iTunes Festival

TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON is the third film in the Transformers franchise and the first shot in 3D. It is directed by Michael Bay, written by Ehren Kruger and produced by Don Murphy & Tom DeSanto, Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Ian Bryce. The executive producers are Steven Spielberg, Michael Bay, Brian Goldner and Mark Vahradian. The movie opens in the United States on June 29, 2011.

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