Linkin Park began 2000 with a few shows here and there, mostly playing to hometown crowds in the Los Angeles area. They embarked on their first tour ever, opening for Union Underground on their tour in July. The tour lasted until mid August, with the band playing a few random shows here and there while still touring. Phoenix was not with the band from the start of the first tour (actually maybe before that even) until November, when they started their King of the Game tour supporting POD because he was playing with Snax. LP supported the Kottonmouth Kings all of September and October before picking up Phoenix again in November.
The band headlined its first MAJOR show in Westminster, CA, when they headlined the 'KROQ Jocks Signing Calendars' show on November 11. The band had to cut back the length of the show the night before in New York so they could catch a plane to get to California in time. After playing a few more radio shows, LP joined Papa Roach on their Master Bay Tour and concluded the year on a high note after playing at the KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas in 2000 for the very first time, where they debuted a new song, 'My December'. After two more California shows, the band was done with their first major year of touring and now was ready to take on the nation again in 2001 with the release of Hybrid Theory.
The setlist for the year was pretty basic, with just the same nine songs being played with a little variation. The year went without many problems as far as we know. We know that their tour bus broke down in Kansas (thanks Frat Party DVD haha, even though we're sure it's happened way more than once) and we know they canceled two dates. One in St. Petersburg, Florida and one in Columbus, Ohio. Both because of family emergencies. Otherwise, the year was pretty productive for Linkin Park.