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Gallery: Setlists 2007-2012


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Our goal with LPLive has always and will always be to provide fans with the most information that we can get our hands on that deals with Linkin Park's live shows throughout their career.


Recently, a several year long project was completed to gather up some physical setlists from the band and add them to our gallery and live guide. These setlists include notes from Brad's long-time guitar tech Sean Paden, who worked with the band from 2003 to early 2014. The time range on them is from Projekt Revolution 2007 to June 2012.

A very big thank you goes out to Jim Digby and Lorenzo Errico for finding, saving, and scanning these for us! Another thank you goes out to [AndOne] of LPLive staff for getting all of these sorted and added to the live guide.



Some of these shows we did not have setlist pictures for and others we did not have full pictures of the setlist (like Nottingham 2008). The most interesting setlists come from the rehearsals that we have listed (and added show pages for). For the Living Things World Tour, the band started out with A Place For My Head opening the show....and then originally wanted A Place For My Head to also be in the bridge of Bleed It Out later in the show. Pretty cool! Other setlists divulge smaller things like Bucharest 2012 having Crawling dropped from the setlist before the show began instead of during the show by the band.


The full list of shows:
2007.07.29 Mountain View

2008.01.21 Köln


*Facebook gallery with all new setlists*



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I wonder what all those notes mean, any help? lol

I know Sean's lingo/abbreviations for things like the back of my hand, lol.


The letters on the right are the tunings for guitars and I'm pretty sure the circles are amp settings.

Correct! Lots more to it though.


Using the Mountain View setlist as a starting point, the numbers on the left are wireless channels. Brad has a 4-channel wireless unit, this allows him to have multiple guitars "on" at the same time so he can make quick swaps without Sean having to change wireless frequencies. Generally speaking, #1 is always his main PRS in Db Ab Db Gb Bb Eb tuning, while #2 is his main Stratocaster. The rest of his guitars get bounced around between channels 3 and 4, so they do have to make SOME wireless frequency changes throughout the show, but not many.


The letters on the right are tunings. "DD" = Drop D, "DB" = Drop B (for Don't Stay), the rest are pretty self-explanatory. In later years, Sean got more specific with these abbreviations, as he started using multiple guitars in the same tuning throughout the show - "DDS" = Drop D Stratocaster, "B C#" = brown soldier PRS in C# tuning, "R C#" = red soldier PRS in C# tuning, "LP DD" = LP-logo PRS in Drop D tuning, "ES" = Stratocaster in standard E (used for Jornada Del Muerto), "DDW" = white PRS in Drop D tuning.


The things with the circles are pedal settings. "C1" and "C2" refer to Brad's Boss CS-3 Compression Sustainer pedals, which he had 2 of in his rig for many years. "LF" refers to Brad's Ibanez LF-7 Lo Fi filtering pedal. "NS-2" is Brad's Boss Noise Suppressor pedal. "CE-5" is Brad's Boss CE-5 Chorus Ensemble pedal. "Boost" refers to Brad's boost pedal, which was usually an MXR Micro Amp. The "HI" note with 5 circles refers to Brad's Hiwatt amp model on his old Randall MTS preamps, Sean would occasionally tweak the settings on that preamp for certain songs. "Virus" refers to the Virus synth that Brad uses on a couple songs (Blackout/The Catalyst), there are also notes for the songs Brad plays drums on (The Catalyst/Blackout/When They Come For Me).


The "sus" on No More Sorrow refers to Brad using the guitar with the Fernandes Sustainer pickup on that song.


The numbers on the right of the South American rehearsal set are tempos.


"Neck p.u." on Burning in the Skies refers to most of that song being played on the neck pickup (to date, this is the only song Brad has ever used the neck pickup on his guitar for, at least for live performances).


"Delay out/delay flange/delay 1000ms" etc. refer to songs that lead into the encore break or end the show, that usually end with a bunch of guitar feedback. Sean puts delay and/or flanger effects on the feedback while it sustains after Brad stops playing. The "ms" notes refer to the number of milliseconds for the delay effect.


The numbers/letters on the left side of the 5/4/2012 rehearsal set refer to the patch banks on the GCX MIDI pedalboard for each song. First song in the set is 0, then Sean hits the "bank up" switch to go to song #2/patch 1, etc. That same setlist also has the key of each song on the right in parentheses.


"Machine" (spelled wrong, actually) refers to the Native Instruments Maschine Micro that Brad used on several songs starting in 2012 (Lies Greed Misery, Victimized, Castle of Glass).


The "9th fret" note on Breaking the Habit starting in 2012 refers to Brad starting that song on the 9th fret. In 2012, Brad switched from playing that song in C# tuning to Drop D tuning, so everything was moved down one fret. He did this because of the feedback transition out of the end of the Wall of Noise outro on WFTE into the BTH intro originally, but he kept playing BTH in that tuning throughout the Living Things touring cycle.


The "Gates" note on Points of Authority at the X-Games show refers to the newly-added Drawmer Dual Gate that Brad has been using on that song the last couple years. It's the same "chopping" effect Mike uses on Lies Greed Misery, they started using it on POA to recreate the chopped-up sound of the guitar on the album version more accurately.

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