Rockers and China favorites Linkin Park will play at Beijing Workers' Stadium July 26 as part of a five-city China tour, the Yong Le ticketing agency announced Thursday.

The six-piece has a massive following in China, but has never appeared in Beijing. A previous Beijing date was cancelled after lead singer Chester Bennington was injured in a skateboarding accident.

Now touring in support of The Hunting Party, their sixth studio album, the group is returning to Hongkou Stadium in Shanghai, the site of their seminal 2007 concert.

Linkin Park has sold over 60 million records worldwide. Tickets are available from RMB 200-1,800 each and are already on sale from 228.com.cn.

Could this mean Beijing's concert drought is over? After a series of cancellations and relocations of shows in April and May, the Linkin Park date seems like a pretty big name to announce if it weren't going ahead. Robbie Williams has also been confirmed for a September date at the MasterCard Center.

We'll stick with our maxim of "All shows pre-cancelled or your money back," but we hope we're wrong on this one.

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