Linkin Park just premiered their murky, mercurial video for “The Catalyst,” and for the second consecutive week, the song is #1 on the Billboard rock songs chart, but so far, they’ve yet to perform the song live.
But on September 12, at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards, that will change. Because Linkin Park have just been added to an ever-growing list of performers for the big show, and they’ll be playing “The Catalyst,” for the first time on television.
“After two years of working on our new album, we’re looking forward to sharing our first live performance of new music with our fans around the world on the MTV Awards,” Chester Bennington said in a statement about the show.
It’s an appropriately big stage for the song, the first single off the band’s much-anticipated new album, A Thousand Suns, which hits stores on September 14.
Other confirmed performers for the 2010 VMAs include Eminem, Kanye West, Justin Bieber, Paramore, Drake, B.o.B, Usher and Florence and the Machine. Travie McCoy, Jason Derülo and Robyn will also join VMA house artist deadmau5 for a series of intimate performances.
Confirmed presenters for the show include Justin Timberlake, Ke$ha, Nicki Minaj and Trey Songz. More performers and presenters will be announced in the coming days. Comedian Chelsea Handler will host .
The 27th annual MTV Video Music Awards will be broadcast live from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on September 12 at 9 p.m. ET.