Linkin Park Set to Rock American Music Awards
Linkin Park are among a new list of performers announced for next month's American Music Awards. The 40th anniversary edition of the awards will be held at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, Nov. 18, and will be broadcast live on ABC.
In addition to Linkin Park, other artists slated to perform are Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj and Christina Aguilera. Additional live performers and presenters will be announced later. Linkin Park is also nominated for an American Music Award in the Alternative Rock Music: Favorite Artist category. They are competing with Gotye and the Black Keys.
For the sixth year, winners will be decided by online voting. There are several different sites where fans can cast their votes, including this one. There are awards in genres such as pop/rock, country, rap/hip-hop, soul/R&B, adult contemporary, inspirational and electronic dance music.
Shortly before the AMAs, Linkin Park will be in South Africa for the 7th International Linkin Park Underground Summit. The all-day event includes meet and greets, backstage tours, soundcheck entry, Q&A sessions and acoustic performances. The band plays a show that night (Nov. 7) in Cape Town, and will be in Johannesburg on Nov. 10.