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Linkin Park Performance Confirmed For BlizzCon 2015

Blizzard Entertainment, the gaming company behind titles such as World of Warcraft, Starcraft and Diablo, has announced that the Grammy Award-winning rock band Linkin Park will be playing at BlizzCon 2015.

The BlizzCon convention is described by Blizzard as “the biggest Blizzard party of the year”, where gaming fanatics gather to meet with the developers, participate in gaming tournaments, and preview the content that developers are working on for the near-future.

For those who can’t make it to the event — which will be held on November 6 and 7 — virtual tickets are available for purchase. The tickets come with a “goody bag” that includes gaming souvenirs and exclusive items that come only through participation at the convention.

Linkin Park will be performing live on Saturday, November 7, to close out the event.

A recent press release by Blizzard highlights some of Linkin Park’s achievements, noting over 50 million album sales worldwide, the largest fanbase on Facebook in the world for any band, and over one billion video views on YouTube.

Both Blizzard and Linkin Park made positive comments on the upcoming performance. Mike Morhaime, the Chief Executive Officer of Blizzard said that the company was “beyond excited” that the band will be closing out BlizzCon “with a bang”.

Chester Bennington, Linkin Park’s lead vocalist, said that the band was “looking forward to giving all the gamers out there a killer rock show”.

The event is already sold out, so those interested will either have to get their tickets through a third party or buy the BlizzCon Virtual Ticket to watch the show live from home. It will also be available to DIRECTV customers through Pay Per View.

The revelations of the performance have a lot of fans excited. One forum user commented on a previous show they attended, describing it as “one of the best shows” they ever saw.

Went to see Linkin Park last year and it was one of the best shows I’ve EVER seen. They put on a HELL of a live performance. I went in kinda hoping they’d avoid their earlier stuff (Hybrid Theory has not aged well) but their live renditions destroyed my expectations. Whatever ya think of their music, they’re ridiculously passionate on stage. I bet they’ll rock the house down.

“We can’t think of a better way to bring two full days of gaming and action-packed eSports matches to an epic conclusion”, Morhaime said.

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