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2015.05.17 - Columbus, OH - Rock On The Range


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At long last, Linkin Park's summer North American tour has kicked off! After an exceptional first show at the first Rock in Rio USA last week, the band's first full show of the tour is just on the horizon! On Sunday, May 17, Linkin Park will close out this year's three-day Rock On The Range in Columbus, Ohio.

Let's learn some history. Despite not performing there for seven years now, this will be the band's NINTH performance in Columbus! Wow! Once in 2000 (as well as a cancelled show due to Chester having a family emergency), three times in 2001 (1, 2, 3), 2003, twice in 2004 (1, 2), and, most recently, in 2008. Let's start from the beginning: the first show in 2000 was the opening show of Papa Roach's 'Master Bay' Tour. It was the only show on the tour that Chester joined (həd) p.e. for a song - on 'Bartender'. The band returned in April 2001 on their Street Soldier Tour with the likes of Taproot and Alien Ant Farm, and again on the critically acclaimed Ozzfest in the summer. The band returned one last time in 2001 on the Ozzfest, when Chester joined Stone Temple Pilots for 'Dead & Bloated' - 12 years before he became their lead singer! The band didn't return until the summer of 2003 - fresh off of the beginnings of the Meteora touring cycle - on Metallica's 'Summer Sanitarium' Tour. The first Columbus show of 2004 was earlier in the year, in January, when the band toured with P.O.D., Hoobastank, and Story Of The Year. The band returned for the final Meteora tour: Projekt Revolution later that year, on the second show of the tour. On the tour, the band played many songs that are still live fan-favorites in the community: The 'Figure.09' Blood, Anger, Suffering Outro Transition into 'From The Inside', the Hip-Hop Medley featuring 'Step Up', 'Nobody's Listening' and 'It's Goin' Down', and a cover of 'Wish' by Nine Inch Nails, to name a few. The band returned in the winter of 2008 on the Minutes To Midnight touring cycle, where Chester pulled off the full scream for 'Given Up' for the third time! An extensive history in Columbus, but definitely a memorable one.

The band's show in Rock In Rio USA last week had the whole fanbase reacting. Fresh off of a broken ankle AND a recently completed tour with Stone Temple Pilots, Chester is in top shape! Regardless of the fact that it was the first ever edition of the festival in the United States, the band debuted a new setlist, packed with surprises. The band kicked off the fun right away, debuting a brand new intro for 'Papercut' and opening the show with it - the first time 'Papercut' was performed in full since the Download Festival in 2014, when the band performed Hybrid Theory in full. Following that, perhaps the greatest surprise of the night - the band debuted a brand new song from The Hunting Party at this show - 'A Line In The Sand'! This song was perhaps the most demanded song to be performed live off of the album, and the band knew! The song came out amazingly in a live environment, as expected. The full version of 'New Divide' was performed for the second time on the entire cycle - the first being at Warped Tour last year. 'Waiting For The End' seems to have been moved to an encore spot, appearing after 'Faint' on the setlist - we'll see if that proves to be true at this show. The fan-favorite Wall Of Noise Outro was added back to the song after being dropped from the previous tour - a great addition! Aaron Pauley from Of Mice & Men joined the band for the Ballad Medley and Austin Carlile joined them for 'Faint', as they had done on the past two tours! 'Bleed It Out' featured an improvised sing-a-long (perhaps by mistake) instead of the regular 'The Catalyst' sing-a-long. All these surprises, and that wasn't even the full version of the set! That's going to debut at this show - what songs do you think the band will add to the setlist? Will 'Guilty All The Same', 'Rebellion', 'Final Masquerade', and/or 'Until It's Gone' return? Or will fan-favorites like 'From The Inside' and 'A Place For My Head' take up their positions? Time will tell!

Check out this video of the live debut of 'A Line In The Sand' at Rock In Rio! It's the first song since 'Castle Of Glass' that we've had a proshot of a song's debut. How do you think it translated live? The band performed it with an extended keyboard intro and at a slightly slower tempo.

 

 

Watch the full show here - other highlights include the awesome new 'Papercut' intro and the guest spots on the Ballad Medley and 'Faint'!

 

Make sure you don't miss the live coverage - here's a countdown to the event in case you need it!

 

Let's not forget the other bands on this massive bill! Joining Linkin Park on the main stage are Rise Against, Volbeat, Halestorm, Anthrax, The Pretty Reckless, and Hollywood Undead. Rise Against performed at Rock In Rio USA too - though, no collaboration on 'Bleed It Out' with Tim McIlrath this time. Though, he did join Deftones for their song 'Passenger' during their set (which, might I add, was EXCELLENT! Check it out if you're a fan). Maybe Tim will come out at this show! Other bands on the bill include Periphery, Marmozets, Tech N9ne, Starset, and many more - check out the full lineup here!

 

 

Who's heading to the show? There is a possibility AXS TV will be adding Linkin Park's set to their live coverage - more information will come on that as we approach the date of the event. After this show, the band takes a week break before heading down south to perform two more festival shows - Rocklahoma in Oklahoma and the Bud Light River City Rockfest in Texas. A number events are happening before this show, too - Chester will be performing with Stone Temple Pilots the day before this show in Camden, New Jersey at the WMMR*B*Q (discussion here) and Mike may possibly (though, unlikely) perform with Steve Aoki at a show in Los Angeles. Linkin Park news has been rolling in steadily lately - the band just announced a five-show tour in China, Steve Aoki just released 'Darker Than Blood' on his new album Neon Future II, and Fort Minor rumors are still bustling! For updates on the show, check back here or follow us on Twitter. And while you're at it, check out our Instagram, too!

 

Check out the rest of Linkin Park's 2015 touring schedule here.

 

Show Page Notes

Date: May 17, 2015

Location: Columbus, OH

Venue: MAPFRE Stadium

Event: Rock On The Range

Tour: 2015 Summer Shows

Show #2 of 4

 

01. Papercut (2015 Intro)

02. Rebellion

03. Given Up (Ext. Outro)

04. One Step Closer (False Start; Ext. Outro)

05. A Line In The Sand (Keyboard Intro)

06. From The Inside

07. Runaway (Shortened; Outro Transition)

08. Wastelands

09. Castle Of Glass (Experience Version; w/ ATS Interludes)

10. LOATR/SOTD/Iridescent (Ballad Medley)

11. Robot Boy (Shortened Instrumental)

12. Joe Solo Medley

13. New Divide

14. Breaking The Habit

15. Darker Than Blood (Live Debut; 1st Verse Acapella + Synth)

16. Burn It Down (Ext. Synth Outro)

17. Mike Solo Medley (Hard Start; w/ Remember The Name)

18. Numb (Numb/Encore Intro/Outro)

19. In The End

20. Faint (Ext. Outro)

21. Waiting For The End (Apaches Intro w/ UIB; Wall Of Noise Outro)

22. What I've Done (Ext. Guitar Solo Bridge)

23. Bleed It Out (Ext. Intro; Ext. Bridge w/ Sing-a-long)

 

Show Notes:

- The band debuted their full setlist at this show, after performing a shortened version of it at the previous show at 2015.5.9 Rock In Rio USA. Additions from the shortened set include 'Rebellion', 'From The Inside', 'Breaking The Habit', and 'Darker Than Blood'.

- After being dropped on the Winter North American Tour earlier in the year, 'Rebellion' returned to the setlist.

- 'Breaking The Habit' was performed for the first time since 2013.8.19 Kuala Lumpur.

- A shortened version of 'Darker Than Blood' was performed for the first time, featuring only the 1st verse acapella and synth.

- 'Burn It Down' featured a new extended synth outro by Mike. Joe messed up the outro samples.

- Mike went into the crowd during 'In The End'.

- The extended intro of 'Bleed It Out' was played a lot longer than usual. During the bridge, Chester conducted a sing-a-long with the crowd.

 

Other Notes:

- Brad was not at the show. His tech, Benjamin Chandler filled in for him. This had happened on the touring cycle already - when the band performed on the Circuito Banco do Brasil in 2014, Brad could not travel to Brazil due to an ear infection.

- The name of the venue changed from Crew Stadium to MAPFRE Stadium in March 2015, between the date the show was announced and when the show occurred.

 

Debuts:

- This was the first time 'Darker Than Blood' was performed live. Steve Aoki had performed snippets of it in past live shows, but never with any live elements.

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Just speculation:
I wonder if ALITS will be the only true surprise we wll get this tour. If GATS will be dropped from the setlist, and if the band decides to return to the 1 hour and 45 minutes lenght (the last tour was a something less if i am not wrong) they have some (empty) spaces to fill: if GATS is dropped, most likely even the Mashup Intro and the Blackout interlude are the same. Assuming that ALITS could be added without dropping anything to return to their original lenght, there are about 6 minutes to fill (three of them are filled with Papercut and New Divide being full). So From The Inside and A Place For my Head could remain in the setlist, and maybe they could add Rebellion and another single played in full (Until It's Gone or Lost In The Echo).

Personally i wish GATS remains, i find the live version great. The only change that would make me accept this is No More Sorrow for GATS, but it seems very unlikely. I also hope that the middle part of the part is fixed in some way, and if they added Final Masquerade after Burn It Down, it will not solve the problem for me.

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Maybe that setlist on Sunday:

01. Papercut

02. Given Up

03. From The Inside

04. One Step Closer

 

05. A Line In The Sand

06. Rebellion

07. Runaway

08. Wastelands

09. Castle Of Glass

10. Ballad Medley

 

11. Robot Boy

12. Joe Solo

13. Burn It Down

14. New Divide

15. Final Masquerade

16. Mike Solo

17. Numb/Encore

18. In The End

19. Faint

 

Encore:

20. Waiting For The End

21. Until It's Gone

22. What I've Done

23. Bleed It Out

 

That should be 77 minutes plus 15 minutes (FTI,Rebellion,FM,UIG)

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Maybe that setlist on Sunday:

01. Papercut

02. Given Up

03. From The Inside

04. One Step Closer

 

05. A Line In The Sand

06. Rebellion

07. Runaway

08. Wastelands

09. Castle Of Glass

10. Ballad Medley

 

11. Robot Boy

12. Joe Solo

13. Burn It Down

14. New Divide

15. Final Masquerade

16. Mike Solo

17. Numb/Encore

18. In The End

19. Faint

 

Encore:

20. Waiting For The End

21. Until It's Gone

22. What I've Done

23. Bleed It Out

 

That should be 77 minutes plus 15 minutes (FTI,Rebellion,FM,UIG)

Waiting For The End in the encore is ridicoulus

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My prediction for the full set:

01. Papercut
02. Given Up
03. From the Inside
04. One Step Closer

05. A Line in the Sand
06. Runaway (shortened)
07. Wastelands
08. Castle of Glass Experience
09. Ballad Medley

10. Robot Boy (short instrumental)
11. Joe Solo
12. Burn It Down
13. New Divide
14. Final Masquerade
15. Mike Solo
16. Numb
17. In the End
18. A Place for My Head
19. Faint

Encore:
20. Guilty All the Same
21. Waiting for the End
22. What I've Done
23. Bleed It Out

I hate BID/New Divide being right next to each other, and WFTE in the encore is really weird. Based on the popularity of New Divide, I feel like it makes way more sense to put it in the encore and put WFTE after BID, but I doubt they played the Rock in Rio set the way they did if they were just planning on swapping those two songs later, unfortunately.

I think GATS, Final Masquerade, FTI, and APFMH will all return. I don't see UIG/Rebellion being resurrected at this point.

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It's looking like it's going to be broadcast live on AXS TV.

 

http://www.axs.tv/festival/rock-on-the-range/

 

Looks like it won't be full though. And an hour after the show begins.

 

Also looking like I'll be missing out on the live coverage for this one - I'm going to Skate And Surf on Sunday. Maybe I'll make it back for the last half of the show, though.

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The single failed to succeed and probably the band doesn't like it

 

How did it fail to succeed when they even made a live video of that song?

They may just want to give space to other songs from the album like Final Masquerade and now ALITS. It's obvious they cut UIG from the setlist since it was played in the first part of the tour for THP and there is FM now. Two soft songs from the album in the same setlist would be too much, I think.

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How did it fail to succeed when they even made a live video of that song?

They may just want to give space to other songs from the album like Final Masquerade and now ALITS. It's obvious they cut UIG from the setlist since it was played in the first part of the tour for THP and there is FM now. Two soft songs from the album in the same setlist would be too much, I think.

 

Numb has been played live non stop for 12 years, I guarantee that if UIG was the half as succesful as Numb was we would be hearing it atleast until the end of the touring cycle of the next album lol.

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