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Linkin Park will perform at Olimpiisky Stadium, one of the city's largest venues.

Two very different concerts are on this Saturday night.

The American rock group Linkin Park will perform at Olimpiisky Stadium, one of the city’s largest venues. This band has been around for almost two decades and put out a number of really successful albums, including the best selling debut “Hybrid Theory,” which went multi-platinum in several countries.  The group is touring with their latest album,“The Hunting Party,” but there's bound to be plenty of old hits like “Numb” and “In the End.”

Olimpiisky Stadium, 16 Olimpiisky Prospekt, Metro Prospekt Mira. 495-786-3333. Tickets from 2,500 rubles ($36). At 7 p.m.

SBPCh stands for Samoye Bolshoye Prostoye Chislo (the largest prime number) and is possibly the most popular Russian-language indie-pop band in Russia today. Hailing from St. Petersburg, lately they have become a permanent fixture at all the major Moscow music festivals. This incredibly productive band has released six albums in just eight years. Over the years their sound has changed from experimental to more mainstream, and their latest hits are quite danceable. This Saturday they will present their new, critically acclaimed album “Zdes i vsegda” (“Here and Always”) at the always popular and usually crowded Strelka.

Strelka. 14 Bersenevskaya Naberezhnaya, Bldg. 5, Metro Polyanka. 495-268-0619. Tickets 700 rubles ($10). At 9 p.m.

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