The metal giants return to the UK - in smaller venues than usual...

LINKIN PARK are to play two shows in March, NME.COM can reveal.

The shows, at the London Brixton Academy (March 5) and Manchester Apollo (7), come in support of their new album ‘Meteora’, which is due at the end of the month.

The gigs are in smaller, more intimate venues than they are used to playing in the UK. Ticket availability will be announced in the coming days. For tickets [url=]click here soon or call the NME Ticketline on 0870 1 663 663.