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    • This is it, everyone. The end of the Post Traumatic Tour is here, and it's going out in a big way. Mike, MattDan, and the rest of the crew will hit the stage tonight in Tel Aviv, Israel for the first of two nights at Hangar 11.

       

      It's been awhile since Mike was last in Israel. Up until this performance, Mike's only other show in Israel was in 2011, on the brief A Thousand Suns Middle Eastern Tour. That show was at the start of the A Thousand Suns cycle, and featured many new tracks including 'Wretches and Kings' and 'Iridescent.' It's a great show all around, and is well known for its performance of 'The Messenger,' where Chester sang part of Bob Marley's 'No Woman No Cry.' These next two shows will undoubtedly be incredibly special, as well.

       

      Mike ended the last European leg of the Post Traumatic Tour in Luxembourg two nights ago, and he certainly ended that tour with a bang! While there were no huge surprises, fans who made it out to the show were treated to plenty of awesome treats: 'Kenji' and 'It's Goin' Down' (with its new chorus) both made an appearance, while staples like 'Prove You Wrong' and 'Nobody Can Save Me' returned. 'Lift Off' featured the chorus of 'Step Up,' the first verse and chorus of 'High Voltage,' and verse two of 'Hands Held High.' Dan also performed his drum solo during the song. The encore opened with the surprising combination of 'Robot Boy' and 'Hold It Together' - a pairing not seen before on the tour. The rig they're using in Israel has different gear and is slightly different - whether or not these setlists in Tel Aviv will be played safe or go absolutely crazy is yet to be seen.

       

      Who's going to the show? If you see our Israeli staff member Skipees, let us know! Please! It's been a minute. Tomorrow's show at the same venue will be the official conclusion of the Post Traumatic Tour (according to Mike), and the last show we may have for quite some time. Before the Post Traumatic era ends, however, Mike still has some music videos to deliver: he filmed one in Prague and another after 'Running From My Shadow' in Luxembourg. What music video do you think is coming next? 

       

      Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook for the latest updates, and join the LPLive Discord for discussion with fans around the world! Subscribe to the LPLive Archive YouTube Channel, which is loaded with hours of rare content from the Linkin Park world (including full concert footage from the Post Traumatic Tour)! Be sure to subscribe! Follow our Instagram too for pictures and videos from the shows!

       

      Check out the rest of Mike Shinoda's 2019 touring schedule here.


    • The second to last show of the European leg of the Post Traumatic cycle is here! Mike's taking the show to Ludwigsburg this time.

       

      Last night's show in Amsterdam was definitely a fun one! Starting off with a solid run that showcased Mike's hip hop strengths with tracks like 'Petrified''Watching As I Fall', and 'It's Goin' Down' (which featured a completely new chorus!) setting the tone for the rest of the night. The 'Lift Off' jam reached peak capacity, going over seven minutes as Mike included parts of 'High Voltage''Step Up''Hands Held High' and gave Dan a drum solo. The encore was just as wild, though, with 'Nobody Can Save Me' followed by the tour debut of 'Cigarettes', and Mike even gave us a little shoutout! What a guy.


      Mike's never actually been to Ludwigsburg before this show, so let's just take a quick little look at his German stops over this past month (lord knows there's no shortage of them). Starting off in Berlin with a fan coming up on stage to play piano on 'In The End' and the wonderful Jennifer Weist coming on stage for a surprise 'A Place For My Head', Mike started his run of shows in Germany with a bang. The next show in Bremen got one of only two performances (so far) of 'Until It Breaks' on this leg of the tour and, more surprisingly, the live debut of the bonus track 'Prove You Wrong', which has quickly become a staple of the set. The surprises continued in Hannover with Don Broco once again joining Mike for 'A Place For My Head' to close the show and the first verse of 'Hands Held High' making an appearance during the bridge of 'Sorry For Now'Oberhausen is where things got really wild, though, with FOUR tour debuts: the piano version of 'Numb', the iconic duo 'Robot Boy' and 'World's On Fire', AND 'High Road' all finally made their way to stage. We also got the first verse and chorus of 'High Voltage' during the bridge of 'Sorry For Now'. Things toned down a bit in Hamburg, but we still got a new addition to the set with the piano version of 'Burn It Down' returning, featuring guest vocals from Yvonne Catterfeld. Mike took a bit of a break from Germany, but came back strong in Munchen with the tour debut of 'Lift Off', which has only been played once before and featured the demo verse of 'Lift Off', the chorus of 'Step Up' and the first verse of 'High Voltage'. Hopefully Mike keeps up with the last few shows in Germany tonight!

       

      As last night proved, the tour ending does not mean there's no chance for new songs to be added. Mike said it himself, he's trying to mess with us and that spreadsheet we retweeted a little bit ago, and there's quite a few ways for him to do that. There's still 3 songs from the US tour he hasn't played on this leg: 'Place To Start''Invisible', and 'Sharp Edges'. Could we see any of those come back in these last few shows?

       

      Who's going to the show? Mark's taking a break for tonight, but he'll be back for the final show in Luxembourg City. After that, Mike does two nights in Tel Aviv to close out the Post Traumatic cycle.

       

      Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook for the latest updates, and join the LPLive Discord for discussion with fans around the world! Subscribe to the LPLive Archive YouTube Channel, which is loaded with hours of rare content from the Linkin Park world (including full concert footage from the Post Traumatic Tour)! Be sure to subscribe! Follow our Instagram too for pictures and videos from the shows!

       

      Check out the rest of Mike Shinoda's 2019 touring schedule here.

       

      SHOW DISCUSSION THREAD


    • The last leg of the Post Traumatic cycle is quickly coming to an end, but we're not quite there yet! Amsterdam, you're up!

       

      Mike's been getting pretty wild with the set, a little more than usual. The last show in Prague featured a pretty interesting encore opener of 'Robot Boy' and 'Castle Of Glass', the first time 'Robot Boy' has been played without 'World's On Fire' after it, as well as the new "Lift Off jam" as Mike likes to call it, this time featuring the demo verse of 'Lift Off', the first verse and chorus of 'High Voltage', and the first verse of 'Hands Held High'. Not to mention new standout tracks like 'Nobody Can Save Me' and 'Prove You Wrong' in the set, Mike shows no sign of slowing down as the tour winds down!

       

      Amsterdam hasn't had to go too long without Mike showing up. Most recently, Linkin Park played there during the One More Light European Tour, which featured a rare 'Sharp Edges' performance as well as 'From The Inside' in the new "heavy rotation" slot. Before that, Mike and Chester did a stripped down performance with a fairly off the cuff piano rendition of 'What I've Done' and the now iconic piano version of 'Crawling'.

       

      As the tour comes to a close, there's still a shot at some rarer stuff getting tossed in. The final shows of the tour usually have some nice surprises, so we may just get the full version of 'Can't Hear You Now' (which Mike has only done a verse of a capella), or maybe some of the rarer tracks from prior tours that we haven't seen yet on this leg. 'Cigarettes' anyone?

       

      Who's going to the show? Mark (Hahninator) is sticking around until the end of the tour, so if you see him there, be sure to say hi! After this, Mike stops in Ludwigsburg and then wraps up the European tour with Luxembourg City.

       

      Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook for the latest updates, and join the LPLive Discord for discussion with fans around the world! Subscribe to the LPLive Archive YouTube Channel, which is loaded with hours of rare content from the Linkin Park world (including full concert footage from the Post Traumatic Tour)! Be sure to subscribe! Follow our Instagram too for pictures and videos from the shows!

       

      Check out the rest of Mike Shinoda's 2019 touring schedule here.

       

      SHOW DISCUSSION THREAD


    • Mike Shinoda is continuing through Europe on the final leg of the Post Traumatic Tour, stopping today in Zurich, Switzerland for a show at Halle 622.

       

      Mike has played in Zurich a handful of times before this. The first was in 2007, on Linkin Park's Minutes To Midnight European Tour, featuring fresh cuts from the new album including 'What I've Done' and 'Given Up.' This show had the famous extended bridge to 'Bleed It Out' where Mike and Chester split the crowd and had each side chant "Fuck yo side!" The band returned in 2009 while promoting 'New Divide' on their International Tour that year, before returning in 2010 on the first leg of the A Thousand Suns World Tour. Mike's last performance in Zurich was in 2014, where a show there opened The Hunting Party European Tour.

       

      The tour just got wild. The last show in Padova was packed full of surprises that no one expected. The show opened in a big way with 'Welcome' and 'Hold It Together' kicking things off, with more hip-hop tracks like 'Remember The Name' and 'When They Come For Me' following. The first surprise of the night: 'Nobody Can Save Me' returning for the first time since London, officially putting it in rotation. The extended bridge of 'Sorry For Now' featured both the first verse and chorus of 'Dedicated' (making it the first time since 2009 in Macao that the song was performed during a set) as well as a verse of 'Lift Off.' Mike briefly rapped the first verse of 'Can't Hear You Now' acapella style, making it the song's live debut. In response to the crisis going on in New Zealand, Mike performed verse two of 'Hands Held High' before 'In The End.' The encore opened with a triple tour debut: a brief piano version of 'The Catalyst' was performed for the very first time, while 'Wisdom, Justice, and Love' and 'Iridescent' were both performed for the first time since the Outbreak Tour. Quite an action packed show indeed - and a surprising one at that. Anything could be coming, Switzerland.

       

      Who's going to the show? The tour is slowly reaching its end, but not before stopping in MunchenPrague, and Amsterdam over the next few days. LPLive staff member Mark (Hahninator) will be at this show and several of them coming up - if you see him, be sure to say hi!

       

      Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook for the latest updates, and join the LPLive Discord for discussion with fans around the world! Subscribe to the LPLive Archive YouTube Channel, which is loaded with hours of rare content from the Linkin Park world (including full concert footage from the Post Traumatic Tour)! Be sure to subscribe! Follow our Instagram too for pictures and videos from the shows!

       

      Check out the rest of Mike Shinoda's 2019 touring schedule here.

       

      SHOW DISCUSSION THREAD


    • Mike sure loves Germany it seems. Show #5 of the Post Traumatic European Tour just so happens to also be show #5 in Germany of the Post Traumatic European Tour. Hamburg, you're up!

       

      The tour has been pretty wild so far. The last show in Oberhausen had one of the strongest starts we've seen yet with a run of 'Welcome''In Stereo''Hold It Together' (with its new extended outro), and 'When They Come For Me'. The fun didn't stop there as Mike rapped the first verse and chorus of 'High Voltage' over the bridge of 'Sorry For Now' and we saw FOUR tour debuts: the piano version of 'Numb', the fantastic duo of 'Robot Boy' and 'World's On Fire', and the ever elusive 'High Road' which was the second time that song had been performed in 35 shows. Don Broco also joined Mike to close out the show with 'A Place For My Head'.

       

      Mike is no stranger to Hamburg, and it hasn't been too long since he's been there. The promo tour for One More Light took him and Chester there for two of the stripped down performances where the two of them would play piano versions of new songs like 'Heavy' and 'Battle Symphony' alongside classics like 'Crawling'. Prior to that, Linkin Park had played in Hamburg in 2014, twice during the A Thousands Suns tour (the latter of which was the site of the 4th LPU summit where the iconic cover of Adele's 'Rolling In The Deep' made its debut), 20072003, and 3(!) times in 2001 (the first of which was also the band's first show in Germany). Mike also took the Fort Minor tour to the city in 2005.

       

      We still have yet to really nail down what Mike is gonna play on any given night, but what we do know is that he's gonna be joined by Yvonne Catterfield tonight for a song. Don Broco is also opening for Mike again, so we could see another performance of 'A Place For My Head'. On top of that, there's a few songs Mike's already played that we haven't seen on this tour yet, namely Post Traumatic tracks 'Place To Start''Lift Off', and 'Watching As I Fall'. The latter was soundchecked a few shows ago, so we may see that one sooner rather than later. There's also the rarer songs from the US tour like 'Kenji' and 'Cigarettes' in his arsenal. Anything is possible at this point.

       

      Who's going to the show? After this, Mike finally visits the rest of Europe with shows in ParisLondon, and Budapest

       

      Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook for the latest updates, and join the LPLive Discord for discussion with fans around the world! Subscribe to the LPLive Archive YouTube Channel, which is loaded with hours of rare content from the Linkin Park world (including full concert footage from the Post Traumatic Tour)! Be sure to subscribe! Follow our Instagram too for pictures and videos from the shows!

       

      Check out the rest of Mike Shinoda's 2019 touring schedule here.

       

      SHOW DISCUSSION THREAD


    • The Post Traumatic Tour's final leg is under way, and it's fourth stop is taking Mike Shinoda and company to Oberhausen, Germany at the Turbinenhalle Oberhausen.

       

      Mike and the crew have kicked the tour off with a five show run in Germany, and Oberhausen is the fourth stop. Mike performed in Hannover yesterday, bringing quite a show. Opening with 'Welcome,' Mike started things off with a nice alternative run of 'Make It Up As I Go' and 'Castle Of Glass' following it. The show came with some nice surprises: 'Prove You Wrong' returned after debuting in Bremen the show before, this time during the main set after 'Roads Untraveled.' After Dan Mayo's drum solo in 'Sorry For Now,' Mike threw in a verse for the first time on tour: this time, it was verse one of 'Hands Held High' - the first time he's used the song over the bridge (and the first time since since San Fransisco, California where 'Hands Held High' showed up in a setlist - verse two was mashed up with 'Wisdom, Justice, and Love' at this one). The show closed with a surprise 'A Place For My Head' performance, with Don Broco onstage helping with the heavier parts. An awesome show from start to finish - as usual!

       

      Mike hasn't played a show in Oberhausen in a few years. The only time he's played there was in 2014, during The Hunting Party European Tour. This show was filmed as a test, as the band planned on filming their show in Berlin a few days later in 4K for a live release. This show featured many songs fresh off of The Hunting Party, including 'Guilty All The Same,' 'Final Masquerade,' and 'Rebellion.' Austin Carlile, formerly of Of Mice & Men, joined the band for 'Faint' as well. A pretty solid show all around, but Oberhausen is definitely ready for more.

       

      At this point, we should be ready for anything. Mike noticed the crowd reaction when he responded to a fan in Hannover who shouted for 'No Roads Left' - maybe if enough people start pushing for it, the song will finally be performed live! A handful of Post Traumatic songs have yet to make a debut, too: 'Nothing Makes Sense Anymore,' 'Brooding,' 'Promises I Can't Keep,' and 'Can't Hear You Now' (plus, 'What The Words Meant' and 'Waiting For Tomorrow' still have yet to be seen). 'Place To Start,' 'Watching As I Fall,' 'World's On Fire,' and 'Lift Off' have all yet to make an appearance, too. As far as other songs from previous tours goes, 'Kenji,' 'Invisible,' 'Cigarettes,' 'Sharp Edges,' 'High Road,' and 'Iridescent' haven't made an appearance yet, either. Will we see anymore debuts this tour? Will old songs return, or will Mike bring some new ones to the table, too?

       

      Who's going to the show? Mike has one more show in Germany (in Hamburg) before heading out into the rest of Europe, with shows coming up in Paris, FranceLondon, England, and Budapest, Hungary. The music video for 'I.O.U.' dropped recently, featuring footage from the Monster Energy Outbreak Tour last year. The music video for the new Chester Bennington collaboration with Mark Morton, 'Cross Off,' recently dropped, too!

       

      Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook for the latest updates, and join the LPLive Discord for discussion with fans around the world! Subscribe to the LPLive Archive YouTube Channel, which is loaded with hours of rare content from the Linkin Park world (including full concert footage from the Post Traumatic Tour)! Be sure to subscribe! Follow our Instagram too for pictures and videos from the shows!

       

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