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2018.09.01 - Moscow, Russia


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Happy September, everyone! What shall the new month bring? Some more Mike Shinoda shows! The Post Traumatic European Tour is half through, but it isn't slowing down. Mike's returning to Russia for a second show, this time in Moscow at the Adrenaline Stadium.


Mike's keeping the tour going strong. St. Petersburg showed Mike that Russia is ready to deliver some great shows with great crowds. Mike continued to change up the setlist, bringing back 'Watching As I Fall' for the first time since Singapore, moving 'Hold It Together' down into the set, and moving 'Ghosts' up into the encore. Those weren't the biggest surprises, though. After performing it for the first time in Köln, Mike brought back the slew of piano versions of tracks has was playing - 'Heavy,' 'Burn It Down,' and 'Numb.' However, there was a special twist - Mike performed all of 'Numb' at this show rather than just the first verse and chorus. This part of the show seems to be a staple now, and we love it.


Watch Mike perform the full piano version of 'Numb' in St. Petersburg, Russia. The crowd sings a majority of it, Hollywood Bowl style.


Mike was last in Moscow in 2015, at the end of Linkin Park's The Hunting Party Tour. Previously before that, Mike visited St. Petersburg in 2014 at the very start of The Hunting Party Tour, featuring tracks like the rare full version of 'Until It's Gone' and a full band 'A Light That Never Comes.' The band's first time in Moscow was in 2007, which was the second show they had ever played in Russia. After that, the band returned in 2011 for the very special Transformers 3 Premiere, playing the Moscow Intro to 'New Divide' for the first time (of two total performances) and the only performance of the Energy Up Version of 'Iridescent.' The only other performance was in 2012 on the Living Things Tour, which had a powerful set beginning with 'A Place For My Head.'


Watch Linkin Park open their show in Moscow in 2011 with a special performance of the Moscow Intro before 'New Divide.'


Who's going to the show? Mike continues with his tour for another week after this show, hitting Sweden, Germany, and Austria before ending it off with an opening set for 'Thirty Seconds To Mars, who seem to be prepping for an onstage collaboration (the band performed a mashup of 'In The End' and their song 'Hail To The Victor' at a recent soundcheck), so that'd be a great way to take out the tour.


We'll be keeping you updated on everything that happens at this show, so be be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook for the latest updates, and join the LPLive Discord for discussion with fans around the world! We just launched the new LPLive Archive YouTube Channel that is loaded with hours of rare content from the Linkin Park world, and we'll also be uploading videos from the Post Traumatic Tour there, too. Be sure to subscribe!

Check out the rest of Mike Shinoda's touring schedule here.

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