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2015.06.27 - Mack, CO - Loudwire Music Festival

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For the first time ever, both Dylan and Mark co-wrote the preshow post together in Google Docs… here we go!



Linkin Park will headline the first ever Loudwire Music Festival on June 27th. The festival is held in Mack, Colorado at the Jam Ranch. 2015 headliners include Weezer, Linkin Park, and Rob Zombie, so Linkin Park plays on day two. The lineup for this show is arguably one of the best the band has had all summer, with A Day To Remember (also opening the next show in Milwaukee), Chevelle, and Nothing More opening the show. This is show number four of five in the month of June, as Linkin Park’s summer shows wind to an end in North America.

Since Mack is (quite literally) in the middle of nowhere, let’s talk about Colorado as a whole. This will be Linkin Park’s 15th time performing in the state. Twice in 2000, three times in 2001, once in 2002, once in 2003, twice in 2004, once in 2007, once in 2008, once in 2011, once in 2012, and once in 2014. Let’s get rocking here. In 2000, the band played two back to back shows: one in Denver and one in Colorado Springs on the Kottonmouth Kings’ ‘Ridin’ High’ Tour! In 2001, the band played their first show in Colorado in Englewood, on their Street Soldiers tour. This show also happened to be Styles Of Beyond’s last show on the tour. Speaking of SOB, there’s a little Fort Minor news out there right now… We’ll get into that later. The next show was in June, on the Ozzfest - the first Colorado show we have the setlist for! We even have a source for it, too - check it out in our Audio Downloads subforum. The last show of 2001 happened on the Family Values Tour, where the band brought out rare Hybrid Theory B-side ‘Step Up’ to the setlist as well as Aaron Lewis from Staind for ‘One Step Closer’! Over a decade before he became their lead singer, Chester came out during Stone Temple Pilots’ headlining set to jam on ‘Dead & Bloated’! Go figure. The band returned to kick of Projekt Revolution 2002 in Colorado Springs, the show that marked the consistent use of an encore break and the debut of the band’s cover of Deftones’ ‘My Own Summer (Shove It)’. Speaking of Deftones, when the band performed in Denver in 2003 on Metallica’s ‘Summer Sanitarium’ Tour, Chester came out to sing ‘My Own Summer (Shove It)’ during their set! The band returned on the Meteora North American Tour in 2004 to Colorado Springs, featuring a MASSIVE setlist with goodies like ‘Nobody’s Listening’, ‘It’s Goin’ Down’, ‘My December’, and ‘P5hng Me A*wy’. The Projekt Revolution 2004 performance in Greenwood Village was just as eventful, featuring fan-loved oldies like the Hip Hop Medley and a cover of Nine Inch Nails’ ‘Wish’. Ivan the Urban Action Figure came out and danced during ‘It’s Goin’ Down’ and Snoop Dog rapped ‘Gin & Juice’ over it, and Jonathan Davis of Korn sand over the Reanimated Bridge of ‘One Step Closer’.



Jump to the Minutes To Midnight Touring cycle in 2007, where the band closed out Projekt Revolution in Greenwood Village: not only did the show feature fresh Minutes To Midnight tracks like ‘Hands Held High’ and ‘Shadow Of The Day’, but some older tracks also received some love. ‘Points Of Authority’ featured an extended intro with verse two of ‘High Voltage’, ‘One Step Closer’ featured an jam outro for the only time ever, and Mike invited EVERY band on the tour onstage during ‘Faint’. Wow! Another Greenwood Village show took place in the middle of Projekt Revolution 2008, where the band switched around the encore song placement, went on a bit earlier due to a strict curfew, played even more Minutes To Midnight tracks like a new version of ‘Wake’ (‘Wake 2.0’), ‘Leave Out All The Rest’, and ‘In Pieces’, and even whipped out a studio version performance of ‘Pushing Me Away’! Flash forward three years, to the only performance in Colorado on the A Thousand Suns Touring Cycle, in Denver. ‘When They Come For Me’, ‘Waiting For The End’, ‘The Catalyst’, ‘Burning In The Skies’ and more new songs were played that night. The band returned for the Living Things Tour, on the Honda Civic Tour with Incubus and MUTEMATH. Besides performing new songs like ‘Lost In The Echo’, ‘Burn It Down’, and ‘Victimized (w/ QWERTY)’, the band brought out Mike Einzinger from Incubus after the cover of Beastie Boys’ ‘Sabotage’ in the bridge of ‘Bleed It Out’ to jam! Most recently, the band performed in Englewood on the Carnivores Tour with Thirty Seconds To Mars and AFI. Fresh off of The Hunting Party were songs like ‘Guilty All The Same’, ‘Rebellion’, and ‘Final Masquerade’ - only two of which have been played on the current tour so far. That brings us to the present, with a concert.



Linkin Park just completed two shows in Mexico, headlining Mexico City and Monterrey for the first time since September 2012. The setlists for these shows were changed up some, as the band played full headlining setlists for the first time since January. The three shows in May and Amnesia Rockfest in June all featured some version of a shortened setlist, whether it was a 75 minute version or 90 minute version. Finally in Mexico City, the band returned to their 100 to 105~ minute full headlining show. As expected, they added in ‘Final Masquerade’ and at least one song to the encore… this time it was ‘Crawling’, which hasn’t been played in full since Download Festival 2014. ‘Points Of Authority’ returned to the start of the set for the first time since the end of the European Tour in November 2014. Unfortunately, ‘Rebellion’ was listed on V4 of the setlist in Mexico City, but was dropped for V5 and wasn’t played, leaving it at just two performances in 2015 since it was dropped in January.



Other changes include Mike dropping his solo medley for the first time on the touring cycle for The Hunting Party. He replaced it with a longer version of ‘Remember The Name’ (at normal speed) followed by the Linkin Park debut of ‘Welcome’. Rob, Phoenix and Joe play at the end of the track.


What should we expect in Colorado? Well, if Linkin Park gets a FULL set, we'll see what they played in Mexico City. If they decide to play their 90 minute setlist, we'll see the Rock on the Range abbreviated festival set. The three setlists right now that are being played are US Festival (Shortened), which is 75 minutes, US Festival, which is 90 minutes, and US Festival (Full), which is the set from Mexico.

Unfortunately, a Linkin Park fan named Christopher passed away the day before the Monterrey show. He was diagnosed with spastic muscular dystrophy and his Facebook post was shared more than 71,000+ times worldwide by Linkin Park fans to help him win a Meet & Greet, which was one of his biggest dreams in life. He won, and met the band in Mexico City. At the Monterrey show, Chester dedicated the band’s encore to him and gave a short speech about him.

In case you’ve missed it (somehow), Fort Minor is back in business! Fresh off of a new single entitled ‘Welcome’ (fully equipped with a 360 video!) and a performance on Conan, Mike is raring to go with the project. He’s recently brought out a new, shortened version of ‘Remember The Name’ and ‘Welcome’ at Linkin Park shows - will he play them at Loudwire? Before the band wraps up their Summer North American Tour in Milwaukee at the Summerfest, Mike has a solo show to play. That’s right, Fort Minor will be performing its first ever one-man show at The Exchange in Los Angeles on Monday, June 29, also being its first full comeback show - their first show since 2006! We can’t say for certain what he’ll play from The Rising Tied (since ‘Welcome’ is a given), but he has said in an interview with Billboard that he’s looking forward to performing ‘Petrified’, ‘In Stereo’, and, even more surprisingly, ‘Cigarettes’ and ‘Kenji’, the latter of which has never been performed live! ‘Cigarettes’ has been performed live, but only as an a cappella version of the first verse. We’ll bring you all of the updates, so even if you can’t go, you’ll be up to date! Don't worry, to those non-US fans. There's some speculation that they'll be returning to Europe sooner than you think!



The band’s final North American show of the summer comes on May 30th in Milwaukee, WI for Summerfest. It will be their first show in the actual city of Milwaukee and will be the last time to see Linkin Park in North America for now, as they do have one show in Tempe, AZ left in October. They will head to China in July for five stadium shows before playing ten shows in Europe on The Hunting Party Tour. Other news in the Linkin Park world include the release of the music video for Steve Aoki’s ‘Darker Than Blood’ featuring Linkin Park (and, in the video, Mike Shinoda) and all of the Fort Minor hype we covered earlier. For updates on the show, check back here or follow us on Twitter!


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

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  1. Papercut (2015 Intro)
  2. Rebellion
  3. Given Up (Ext. Outro)
  4. One Step Closer (Ext. Outro)
  5. A Line In The Sand (Keyboard Intro)
  6. From The Inside
  7. Runaway (Shortened; Transition ->)
  8. Wastelands
  9. 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 (Shortened)
  16. Burn It Down
  17. Remember The Name (Shortened)
  18. Welcome (Ext. Outro Transition)
  19. Numb (Numb/Encore Intro/Outro)
  20. In The End
  21. Faint (Ext. Outro)
  22. Waiting For The End (Apaches Intro w/ UIB; Wall Of Noise Outro)
  23. What I've Done (Ext. Guitar Solo Bridge)
  24. Bleed It Out (Ext. Bridge w/ Sing-a-long; Ext. Ending)

ROTR Set w/ RTN and Welcome instead of Mike's Solo. The band lent their acoustic guitars to ADTR because they lost theirs on the way to Europe.



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Reverse LP psychology here... lol. Add Rebellion for festivals and leave Final Masq for headlining shows. You'd think they would have done it the opposite...


None of those options are right dude, both songs should be in the set.

But I would take FM over Rebellion any day, the songs means a lot to me... I can really relate to it because of my ex wife.

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