The rockers also berate fans for moshing too violently at the Brixton Academy gig...

LINKIN PARK made a pro-NAPSTER stand at the opening show of their first major UK tour last night (June 4) in LONDON.

And they urged fans at their sell-out gig at Brixton Academy to download tracks that aren’t included on their gold-selling debut album, ‘Hybrid Theory’.

Speaking about the songs ‘High Voltage’ and ‘End One’, rapper Mike Shinoda said: “We support free music. So go ahead! Download that shit!”


Later, vocalist Chester Bennington berated fans for moshing too violently during ‘Runaway’. “I don’t wanna see any more girls who look like they’ve had the shit kicked out of them,” he chided. “What happened to chivalry? You see someone fall down, you pick ’em up!” Bennington then performed a solo acoustic rendition of new track ‘The Morning After’ – “a song about sleeping in your car”.

The full set-list ran as follows:

‘A Place To Lay My Head’



‘Points of Authority’


‘High Voltage’

‘End One’

‘In The End’

‘Pushing Me Away’


‘I’m With You’


‘The Morning After’

‘By Myself’

‘One Step Closer’

Linkin Park, whose new single ‘Papercut’ is released on June 18, will shortly be joining Black Sabbath, Marilyn Manson, Papa Roach and Slipknot on

the US-leg of the Ozzfest tour.

The dates are:

Chicago, Ill. The World Amph. (June 8)

East Troy, Wis. Alpine Valley Amph. (9)

Indianapolis, Ind. Verizon Music Amph. (12)

Somerset, Wis. Float-Rite Park (16)

St. Louis, Mo. Riverport Amph. (18)

Kansas City, Mo. Sandstone Amph. (19)

Denver, Colo. Mile High Stadium (21)

George, Wash. The Gorge (25)

Sacramento, Calif. Sacramento Valley Amph. (27)

Mountain View, Calif. Shoreline Amph. (29)

San Bernardino, Calif. Glen Helen Blockbuster Amph. (30)

San Antonio, Tex. South Texas Verizon Wireless Amph. (July 3)

Dallas, Tex. Smirnoff Music Theater (5)

Atlanta, Ga. Hi-Fi Buys Amphitheater (7)

Camden, N.J. E-Centre (9)

West Palm Beach, Fla. Mars Music Amph. (13)

Tampa, Fla. Zephyr Hills. (14)

Charlotte, N.C. Verizon Wireless Amph. (17)

Bristow, Va. Nissan Pavilion (20)

Camden, N.J. E-Center (21)

Toronto, Canada The Docks (24)

Cleveland, Ohio Blossom Amph. (26)

Pittsburgh, Pa. Post-Gazette Pavilion (28)

Detroit, Mich. DTE Energy Center (30)

Columbus, Ohio Polaris Amph. (August 3)

Hartford, Conn. Meadows Music Amph. (5)

Mansfield, Mass. Tweeter Center (7)

Holmdel, N.J. PNC Bank Arts Center (11, 12)