Linkin Park are set to sell over 200 instruments used by the band to raise money for charity.
On April 4, guitars, keyboards, samplers, a megaphone, and more gear from their collections will go up for sale. Proceeds will go to Music For Relief, the Entertainment Industry Foundation non-profit that the band set up. The charity gives aid to communities and individuals affected by natural disasters.
A Yamaha KX5 Keytar used by the band on tour will be sold with a banner used for backstage signings and fan events. Other items up for sale include a Moog Etherwave Plus Theremin used by Mike Shinoda during 2010 concerts and at the MTV Music Awards that same year, Brad Delson’s Amplivox S602M Megaphone used on tour in 2011, and multiple models of the Linkin Park Special Edition of the Open Labs Neko XXL Gen5 DAW keyboard workstation, which was made exclusively for the band and has never been available to the public before.
EIF vice-president of operations and programs Whitney Showler said of the band’s work with the non-profit: “Throughout the last 13 years, Linkin Park fans have been incredibly generous supporters of Music For Relief, truly enabling our mission to help survivors and communities in the wake of natural disasters.”
The items will go up for sale on Reverb.com‘s Techno Empire marketplace site on April 4.
Mike Shinoda, meanwhile, has discussed the future of Linkin Park, saying he is “unable to say what will happen with the band.” “There’s really just no answer, and it’s funny because if I even say anything about the band’s future, that becomes the headline, which is stupid because the answer is there is no answer.”