The up-and-coming nu-metallers team up with their more experienced noisemongers...

Rising US rock outfit LINKIN PARK have been announced as guests on the UK leg of the DEFTONES’ forthcoming ‘BACK TO SCHOOL’ tour.

The five-piece and current NME ‘On’ band release a single, ‘One Step Closer’, through Warner Brothers on January 15, and play the four dates through late March.

Linkin Park, in the vanguard of a new US nu-metal movement alongside the likes of Papa Roach, saw their debut album ‘Hybrid Theory’ enter the US Billboard charts at Number 16. It has now sold over one million copies.

The Deftones/Linkin Park dates are as follows:

Glasgow SECC (March 22)

Manchester Apollo (23)

London Arena (24)

Manchester Apollo (25)

For tickets, call the NME/Virgin Cola 24-Hour Ticketline on 0870 1 663 663. Calls are charged at national standard rate.