Monday, May 23, 2011

Transformers: Dark of the Moon World Premiere Set

Paramount Pictures has announced the date and location of the official world premiere of Transformers: Dark of the Moon. For a while it was mentioned to be in Russia and now it has be confirmed to be opening the Moscow International Film Festival on June 23rd. Linkin Park will be on hand with a live outdoor performance from Vasilyevsky Spusk of the Red Square to help promote their world tour. The first film's world premiere was in LA Taormina, Italy and the second was in Tokyo, Japan. Linkin Park also posted a video about the announcement. Below is the full press release. (via TFW2005, thanks to Sahara and Winston for the link)
May 23, 2011

HOLLYWOOD, CA (May 23, 2011) – In celebration of Paramount Pictures’ TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON, Linkin Park will perform a special outdoor concert at Vasilyevsky Spusk of the Red Square in Moscow – with the Kremlin and St. Basil’s Basilica as the backdrop – on June 23rd at 9PM. The 3D Michael Bay film will open the Moscow International Film Festival on the same night.

Linkin Park will perform several of their hit songs including the single, “Iridescent,” which is the end title song in the upcoming third Transformers film. The movie opens worldwide beginning June 29th. Stars from the film are scheduled to attend, along with director Michael Bay. Tickets for this free concert will be available beginning June 1st through June 21st, to learn more about obtaining ticket information go to or beginning June 1st.

One of the most successful collaborations between music and film, the previous Linkin Park singles to appear in the first two Transformers films, “What I’ve Done” from the first Transformers film, has sold over 4 million downloads worldwide, and “New Divide” from 2009’s Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, crossed the 3 million mark. Both songs were top selling singles for the band, and went to #1 on the modern rock radio charts (with “New Divide” spending 14 weeks there). The special show in Moscow is produced by Live Nation and will occur during Linkin Park’s upcoming European tour, which begins June 11th in Austria with stadium, festival or arena shows in the UK, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Finland, France, Switzerland, Italy & Belgium.

Linkin Park European Tour Dates:
June 11 Nickelsdorf, Austria @ Nova Rock Festival
June 12 Donington, UK @ Download Festival
June 14 Stockholm, Sweden @ Ericsson Global Arena
June 16 Helsinki, Finland @ Kaisaniemi Park
June 18 Leipzig, Germany @ Festweise
June 19 Oberursel, Germany @ Hessentag
June 21 Hamburg, Germany @02 World Arena
June 25 Munich, Germany @ Messegelaende Riem Stadium
June 26 Imola, Italy @ Sonisphere Festival
June 28 Arendal, Norway @ Hove Festival
June 30 Werchter, Belgium @ Rock Wercher Festival
July 1 Arras, France @ Arras Main Square Festival
July 2 St. Gallen, Switzerland @ OpenAir Festival
July 4 London, UK @ iTunes Festival


  1. i'm pretty sure the first movie's world premiere was in sydney. it was small, but was told that it was first.

  2. Turns out you are half right. It didn't premiere in LA but instead the first movie's world premiere was in Italy. I update the post to reflect the corrected info. Thanks!

  3. bay said when he showed the movie in sydney he literally finished it like a night before. how's that possible?


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