Our last big Vegas preshow post, for the show at The Joint @ Hard Rock Hotel in August 2011, chronicles the band's past shows in Vegas up until that time so check that out if you want to know all about LP playing in Vegas over their career. At that show, LP played 'Cure For The Itch' for the first time since August 2008. Since then, there were two shows in Las Vegas in 2012 - both at the same venue (MGM Grand - Garden Arena). The first performance was 'BURN IT DOWN' for the Billboard Music Awards in May (show page here) and the second was the iHeartRadio Music Festival in September (show page here).
The band ended 2012 with two big shows in South Africa, a TV performance of 'BURN IT DOWN', a TV performance of 'CASTLE OF GLASS' and then finally the KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas show (show page here).
Since we all know 'CASTLE OF GLASS' was the latest song to debuted off of LIVING THINGS, at the KROQ AAC show the band opened with 'LOST IN THE ECHO' for the first time. Will we see the band use this song to open the 9 shows coming up (Las Vegas and the New Zealand/Australia tour)? Will the headlining shows in Las Vegas, Auckland, Sydney and Melbourne have a different setlist than the five Soundwave shows?
So far off of LIVING THINGS, 'I'LL BE GONE', 'ROADS UNTRAVELED', 'SKIN TO BONE', 'UNTIL IT BREAKS' (in full), and 'POWERLESS' have not been played, which is most of the second half of the album. Will Linkin Park debut any of these songs in Las Vegas? Which ones would you like to see them play? WretchesAndKings.net thinks the band might play 'I'LL BE GONE' and 'POWERLESS'. And the one other interesting note about the setlists is that the KROQ AAC setlist said "[to be retired]" next to the 'Sabotage' bridge of 'Bleed It Out'. Maybe the band will try something new over the bridge of 'Bleed It Out' in 2013. Thoughts? What would you like to see them do? 'Bleed It Out' has had quite a variety of bridges, from 'Burning In The Skies' to 'A Place For My Head' to 'Reading My Eyes' to 'No Roads Left' and more.
And even though it doesn't have much to do with Las Vegas, it's worth mentioning that in our recent live poll, as of this posting, the three most requested songs for the band to play live again are: 'P5hng Me A*wy', 'Figure.09' and 'Don't Stay'.
Who's going to the Las Vegas show? M&G for anyone? From what we understand, there is no opening band at this show (at least from what we can gather) and Linkin Park hits the stage at 9:00pm. The show is not sold out so if you still would like to get a ticket, you can right here for $87.75 (300's balcony level seating). Several friends of LPLive will be at the show, such as Irene, Haley, Kelly, Raquel, and Ana (from MikeShinodaClan). And finally, LP will do an autograph signing at Club Tattoo in Las Vegas at 7:00pm before the show. More information on that can be found here.
After this show, the band goes to New Zealand and Australia for a tour that includes 8 shows in 12 days, 5 of those shows being at the Soundwave Festival in Australia. The first show of that tour is on the 21st in Auckland, New Zealand, where the band will have their 8th LPU Summit. After that tour, the only thing that has been announced so far for the rest of the year is the Summer Sonic Festival in Japan in August (Linkin Park is likely playing August 10th in Tokyo and August 11th in Osaka). For the 2013 tour dates (so far), click here.
02. Faint (Ext. Outro)
04. Given Up (Ext. Outro w/ Extra Note)
05. With You (2012 Ext. Intro; 2012 Scratch Outro)
06. Somewhere I Belong (2012 Intro)
07. New Divide
08. VICTIMIZED (w/ QWERTY)
09. Points Of Authority
10. LIES GREED MISERY
11. Waiting For The End (Apaches Intro w/ 'UNTIL IT BREAKS' v2 rap; Ext. Outro)
12. Breaking The Habit
13. CASTLE OF GLASS
14. LOATR/SOTD/Iridescent (Ballad Medley)
15. The Catalyst
16. LOST IN THE ECHO (2012 Intro)
18. What I've Done
19. One Step Closer (Ext. Outro)
20. BURN IT DOWN
21. In The End
22. Bleed It Out (Album Version)
Setlist pics here and here.
Still nothing about a DSP on the DSP website.
- 'CASTLE OF GLASS' replaces 'IN MY REMAINS' (which was between 'Somewhere I Belong' and 'New Divide') in the set. Looks like this will be the setlist for Auckland, Sydney (headline) and Melbourne (headline) as well.
- 'Bleed It Out' album version for the first time since early summer 2007.