TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON Presents Linkin Park - Live in Moscow on June 23rd in Support of Movie's World Premiere in Russia

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HOLLYWOOD, Calif., May 23, 2011 /CNW/ -- 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.

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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.

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    Linkin Park European Tour Dates:
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    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



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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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Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment, is a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. The company's labels include Paramount Pictures, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Insurge Pictures, MTV Films and Nickelodeon Movies. PPC operations also include Paramount Digital Entertainment, Paramount Famous Productions, Paramount Home Entertainment, Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Licensing Inc., Paramount Studio Group and Paramount Television & Digital Distribution.

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SOURCE Paramount Pictures

For further information: Katie Martin Kelley of Paramount Pictures, +1-323-956-2051, KMK@Paramount.com Web Site: http://www.energyfm.ru http://www.linkinpark.com

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