Linkin Park Announce Clean Energy Promotion + Rock American Music Awards
Linkin Park are definitely in the giving spirit year-round, but the rockers are doing something special this holiday season by proclaiming what's called #GivingTuesday. The day-long event, held Nov. 27, finds the band's charitable arm, Music for Relief, supporting the work of the United Nations in giving the unique gift of clean energy solutions to people who have no access to electricity and rallying fans to donate.
The idea is that fans can give a solar light, solar power for hospitals and health clinics, or Power the World's latest clean energy tool -- the Soccket -- which is a soccer ball that is also a portable generator (it's available at powertheworld.org). You can also make a donation on behalf of a loved one, and they'll get an e-card in return, while someone without electricity receives the safe, clean energy they need to improve their quality of life.
Linkin Park have been active in supporting UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's Sustainable Energy for All initiative, and urge their fans to take part in the #GivingTuesday by donating at Powertheworld.org.
In other Linkin Park news, the group not only performed 'Burn It Down,' but also walked away with a trophy for Favorite Alternative Rock Artist at the American Music Awards Sunday night. (Nov. 18). The band has enjoyed a stellar year buoyed by the success of their 'Living Things' album.
Watch Linkin Park Perform 'Burn It Down' at the American Music Awards