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2014.11.16 - Paris, France


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Linkin Park's European Tour is winding down! The tenth of sixteen shows this tour is happening in Paris, France, at the Bercy on November 16! This is the first time the band has performed in Paris since 2010, a show many of us remember, for a very special reason (we'll get into that later), and the ELEVENTH performance there spanning the band's career!

The band's first performance in Paris dates back all the way back to January 2001 - the first show they played that year, AND the first show they ever performed in Europe. A second performance in Paris the next day saw the band's first TV appearance, with an old-school performance of 'One Step Closer'. The band returned again in March of that year supporting Deftones on their 'Back To School' Tour, performing songs such as 'Pushing Me Away' and 'Forgotten'. A great recording of this show exists - you can grab it in this thread. Definitely a great listen! Another awesome recording from 2001 is the band's last performance in Paris of that year - where they performed a bunch of older songs like 'Step Up' and 'My December', as well as Brad performing a guitar tease of Guns N' Roses' 'Sweet Child O' Mine'. The band didn't return until 2003, for the third show of the Meteora Touring Cycle. A bunch of rare Meteora tracks were played at the show, including 'Easier To Run' and 'Hit The Floor'. After a cancelled performance in the summer, a show was rescheduled for September, which featured a killer encore of 'A Place For My Head' and 'One Step Closer'!

The band didn't return until 2007 to Paris until the Minutes To Midnight Tour, while Linkin Park finished off the Meteora Touring Cycle and Mike took Fort Minor on the road (FM was supposed to perform in Paris in 2005, but the show was cancelled due to riots creating unsafe conditions). The band performed at the Bercy for the first time with Thirty Seconds To Mars and Blindside, opening the show with 'One Step Closer' and performing new Minutes To Midnight songs, including 'Leave Out All The Rest' and 'The Little Things Give You Away'. The band returned the next year in 2008, performing even more MTM songs like 'In Between' and 'Valentine's Day', as well as the return of 'A Place For My Head'. The band returned in 2010 for the A Thousand Suns European Tour - one of the most memorable shows of the entire touring cycle. Why?, you may ask - the show happened a day after the 10-year anniversary of Hybrid Theory, prompting the band to perform 'A Place For My Head' in full and unrehearsed for the only time on the entire ATS Tour (it appeared partially during the extended bridge of 'Bleed It Out' later), and probably one of the best performances of the entire tour! Finally, the most recent performance occurred in Arras, 2011: one of two shows that the band dropped 'One Step Closer' from a full setlist for the first time ever. That's all led up to 2014, where the band will perform in Paris once again!

This was the Paris 2010 performance of 'A Place For My Head', the only time on the entire A Thousand Suns Touring Cycle that it was performed in full. Despite it being unrehearsed, the band seemed to really enjoy performing it again! It's only been performed twice in 2014 - Download 2014 and Warped Tour. Do you want it to return to the setlists? The band performed it at the Amsterdam Summit rehearsal, so they could easily whip it out randomly if they wanted to!


The band performed in Wien, Austria yesterday, performing Set A. The setlists have been showing signs of variation recently; nothing major, but very fine details the band could easily change up at any point! In Amsterdam, Mike rapped a verse from the Nick Catchdubs remix of 'Skin To Bone' from Recharged for the first time since West Palm Beach, Florida on the Carnivores Tour, and the first time he's rapped something different than 'Remember The Name' since Woodlands, Texas. Mike attempted to change up the intro of 'Until It's Gone' by rapping a verse of 'Forgotten' in Stuttgart, as requested by LPLive Member LilMike, but he couldn't find a way to make it work. In Leipzig, Mike and Chester sang part of the first verse of 'Waiting Room' by Fugazi for the first time ever before 'The Catalyst' Refrain during the extended bridge of 'Bleed It Out'. These little changes are keeping the setlists interesting!

Of Mice & Men have been performing some great sets, as well! Their sets open with 'Public Service Announcement', 'Feels Like Forever', and 'Bones Exposed' - new songs off of their latest album, Restoring Force. The band included a song they haven't played yet in their set - 'Identity Disorder' from the new album too. New singles including 'Would You Still Be There' are also implemented into the set, as well as some new album cuts like 'Another You'. The band closes with 'The Depths' of 2012's The Flood and 'You're Not Alone'. The band will be joining the band again for their 2015 The Hunting Party North American Tour in January and February, along with Rise Against. Who's excited to see them live? Austin Carlile, the band's lead singer, has been appearing onstage with Linkin Park for 'Faint', and doing a great job! Who wants to see this collaboration more?


Who's heading to the show? After this show, the band returns to Germany to the last three shows of nine in Germany, before concluding the tour with three shows in England. The show on November 19 in Berlin, Germany will be recorded for a Live DVD as well as a live webcast! After the European Tour, the band has two holiday festivals to perform at in December, then 2015's The Hunting Party North American Tour. There are a bunch of touring rumors circulating around, including Asia (India and China), South America, Europe, and North America - check them all out here. LPU XIV is expected to be released very soon - a 2002 demo from the CD was played for LPU M&G attendees in Wien, so we're bound to get a bunch of great demos! For updates on the show, check back here or follow us on Twitter!

Check out the rest of Linkin Park's 2014 touring schedule here.
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Great post. I remember the 2005 Fort Minor show being canceled...oh the days of the Fort Minor message boards, haha. And the 2007 show...the recording has an amazing TLTGYA version (PushingMe source). That's the most recommended recording that I have of the 2007 European Tour.

 

2010....APFMH. Damn. I'll never forget fans coming back for the REST OF THE TOUR and saying they asked at the M&G for APFMH and the band said no, ha. I wish they'd incorporate it into the setlist now. What a badass video of it in Paris in 2010.

 

Arras 2011 - very cool venue too.

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Great post. I remember the 2005 Fort Minor show being canceled...oh the days of the Fort Minor message boards, haha. And the 2007 show...the recording has an amazing TLTGYA version (PushingMe source). That's the most recommended recording that I have of the 2007 European Tour.

 

2010....APFMH. Damn. I'll never forget fans coming back for the REST OF THE TOUR and saying they asked at the M&G for APFMH and the band said no, ha. I wish they'd incorporate it into the setlist now. What a badass video of it in Paris in 2010.

 

Arras 2011 - very cool venue too.

 

Yeah! This performance of A Place For My Head is unique. We were expecting this for so long. Only the 10th anniversary of Hybrid Theory to make the band play the song during the ATS Tour cycle.

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