Linkin Park, the tuneful nu-metal/rap rock band, stops in D.C. on its world tour supporting last year's A Thousand Suns, a middling concept album about war, nuclear war in particular. Is it 1988 again already? Thursday, Feb. 10, at 7 p.m. Verizon Center, 601 F St. NW. Tickets are $42.50 to $72.50. Call 202-628-3200 or visit verizoncenter.com.