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2017.02.16 - Los Angeles, California - Facebook Livestream


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It's been nearly two years since we've whipped out a pre-show post, but the time has now come. Hang on tight, because we're just getting warmed up here.

 

Linkin Park are back! Tomorrow's a big day for them - the long-awaited single from their next record, 'Heavy' featuring Kiiara is due out tomorrow! That's not what this post is about, though. Later in the day, after the single is out to the radio, the band will be having a Facebook livestream, and will presumably be performing some live music!

 

Let's start off with what you all need to know - livestream information. The stream will be happening at 12:00 PM PST tomorrow (Thursday, February 16) on Facebook. Be sure you've liked Linkin Park's Facebook page before so you get a notification when they go live! You can go to the livestream page here and have Facebook set a reminder for you so that you don't miss out. If you don't have a Facebook, you should still be able to watch the livestream, but you may want to make one just in case. If you're adamant, then here's a countdown to the stream. Be sure to check your timezone here to be sure you're not late!

 

Livestream Information:

 

Link: www.facebook.com/linkinpark/videos/10154919594961788/

Time: 12:00 PM PST (Compare Timezone)

Countdown

 

There's a lot of questions about this show. To be fully honest, we're not even sure if the band is playing live music! It's pretty safe to say that they will be performing, though. The band has been rehearsing pretty extensively for the last week and a half, videos and photos of the band rehearsing in Third Encore have been popping up all over. These rehearsals are likely in preparation of upcoming promotional performances for 'Heavy,' since the band's first tour dates are still three months away. Just today we got a picture of Chester with a fittingly old-fashioned guitar.

 

The main question you probably all want to know is what the band will be performing. The short answer is: we don't know. The long answer is: we kind of know. One thing is certain: the band will perform 'Heavy.' The song we've seen the most in the Third Encore sessions is 'Heavy,' Mike even giving us a short tutorial on his Instagram story on how to play the song's intro. If the band performs 'Heavy' tomorrow, it'll be the first time the song has ever been played live! Kiiara will (probably) not be joining the band, unless she's a super secret surprise guest, so we'll get to see how the band plans on translating her parts live. The only other song we know of that the band may play is 'Lost In The Echo,' as a video of Joe playing with the samples from the song was posted on his Instagram story a few days ago. We know the band has been practicing more than just 'Heavy' at the very least, as Brad has been seen with a variety of different guitars in these sessions. What songs do you think the band will play?

 

Another uncertainty about this show is that we don't really know where it's going to take place! The most likely place it'll be happening at is Third Encore, so the band will have all of their equipment set up and can rehearse freely. Of course, it's possible that it's not even a show and we're at some band member's house, but all signs are pointing to a live performance.

 

Finally, it's unclear what kind of set we'll be getting. It's probably not too likely we see the band perform a full set, but it's not unreasonable to think we can get a decent amount of songs. Public Linkin Park rehearsal sets can usually last anywhere from 5 songs (see: the LPU Secret Show / Projekt Revolution rehearsal in 2008) to 8 (like the KROQ Private Rehearsal in 2013). It's likely the band has a bunch of songs they're preparing to play for their promotional performances, so it's likely we'll also see a bunch of singles. Deep cuts may be possible, though; remember that the band took weeks to rehearse Hybrid Theory in its entirety for the Download Festival in 2014. Maybe the band will even take some requests from the Facebook chat - if they do, whatever you do, DO NOT SPAM 'BURN IT DOWN' IN THE CHAT.

 

Watch the band perform 'Lies Greed Misery' for the first time for their Rio+Social show in 2012. That set was prerecorded, but this was still the earliest known performance of the song that was shown to the public. Maybe the band will surprise us by performing an entirely new song we've never heard!

All that's left to do is wait! Remember to get those reminders rolling and set your alarms, because you won't want to miss this. Linkin Park is back! This is the first of many great shows to come. For live updates on the show and news tomorrow, be sure to check back on the forums, follow us on Twitter, and like our Facebook page. After this, we expect the band will start performing for radio and TV shows soon, and maybe even perform some full warm up shows! We'll keep you covered on everything. Who's excited?!

 

Check out our 2017 page to see Linkin Park's touring schedule for the year.

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