Linkin Park plan to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Hybrid Theory all year long and are asking fans for contributions to help make the events they have planned special.
Hybrid Theory served as the band’s debut release and gave us legendary tracks such as “One Step Closer” and “In The End.”
The LP was late Chester Bennington‘s way of expressing his frustrations and experiences he had growing up and has been certified Platinum eleven times by the Recording Industry Association of America. The group also received a Grammy for their performance of “Crawling” which is one of the few singles from the album.
It later became the best-selling album of 2001 with over 10 million sold worldwide. The record has currently sold over 27 million copies worldwide with “In The End” currently holding over 700 million streams on Spotify.
The album peaked on the charts in December 2002 at number 2 and lived on the list for a total of 230 weeks. Last March, the album re-entered Billboard’s Hot 200 list at 191, which some believed was because of Bennington’s 43rd birthday.
Now, the band are asking for submissions from fans of videos, photos, souvenirs. They specifically want anything from their inception through the Hybrid Theory era.
We’re looking for photos, videos, ticket stubs, merch, flyers, souvenirs and anything else you collected from the early days of the band in the late 90’s through the HYBRID THEORY era of 2000-2002. Some great examples include (but are not limited to) live concert footage and photos, pictures of band members and signed goodies from LPU meet and greets.
Check out the full statement below.
We are celebrating the 20th anniversary of Hybrid Theory all year long and want you to be a part of it.
— LINKIN PARK (@linkinpark) March 6, 2020
Fans have already begun to share their memories of the band on Twitter with posts showing old pictures and memorabilia.
The good old Times 😢💔 pic.twitter.com/UZJ5RqaHFG
— ~~UlrikeLP~~ 🐘🇩🇪 (@LoveULinkinPark) March 6, 2020
— Dave Bennington 🎮🏴❄️ (@Dave_Bennington) March 6, 2020
I have no concert photos cause I have never attended one, but here’s my first ever Hybrid Theory cd when I was in 2nd grade. You guys made my fucking childhood. pic.twitter.com/gSGhXJok1X
— Je (@TheJrmyMrls) March 6, 2020
In case you want to reminisce on Hybrid Theory, you can stream it below.
All fan content can be submitted here.
Will you be submitting for Linkin Park’s Hybrid Theory 20th anniversary celebration? Let us know in the comments down below!