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2018.10.17 - Charlotte, North Carolina


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What a start to the tour! The Post Traumatic Tour / Outbreak Tour is continuing down the east coast, the next stop being at Charlotte, North Carolina at the second Fillmore of the tour (with two left to go!).


Mike's last show was in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, and even five shows into the tour there are still surprises coming. The biggest surprise of the night: Matt getting his own solo spot of the set with the tour debut of 'Sharp Edges' - the first time the song has been performed since the Hollywood Bowl show almost a year ago! In addition to 'Sharp Edges,' 'Until It Breaks' also made its tour debut, being played for the first time since Wien, Austria last month. Mike kept rotating the set around, moving the 'Waiting For The End' and 'Where'd You Go' mashup being moved further down into the set, while the studio version of 'Wisdom, Justice, and Love' returned after being mashed up with 'Hands Held High' in New York City a few nights ago. Every show has its surprises, and this one shouldn't be any different!


Watch Matt perform 'Sharp Edges' for the first time on tour in Strousburg, Pennsylvania. He's been absolutely killing it lately, and he definitely deserves this solo spot in the set.


It's been a minute since Mike was last in Charlotte. The last time was during The Hunting Party Tour in 2014, towards the start of the Carnivores Tour with Thirty Seconds To Mars. Mike's very first stop there was in 2001 on the Ozzfest. The band returned later that year on the Family Values Tour, as well. The band returned towards the end of the Meteora touring cycle during the eclectic Projekt Revolution 2004 - 'Figure.09' from this show was actually released officially on LPU 4! Linkin Park returned to Charlotte on Projekt Revolution 2007 during the Minutes To Midnight World Tour, performing fresh songs like 'What I've Done' and 'No More Sorrow.' The band returned again the next year on Projekt Revolution 2008, a show where Chris Cornell came out to sing 'Crawling' with the band.


As for what to expect from this show: as usual, we couldn't tell ya. We don't know - but we are beginning to see a pattern. Fans who purchased the VIP packages have been treated to watching the band soundcheck before the show, and it seems songs practiced at soundcheck make it into the set two or three days later. The perfect examples are 'Until It Breaks' and 'Sharp Edges,' both of which were rehearsed in New York City but not played until Stroudsburg. In Stroudsburg, Mike soundchecked 'It's Goin' Down' three times but the song didn't end up getting played - perhaps it will in Charlotte! Mike is also holding two setlist polls online asking fans what they want to hear: one poll is a Post Traumatic-based one, with 'World's On Fire,' 'Hold It Together,' and 'Watching As I Fall.' The first two have been played for most of the tour so far, while 'Watching As I Fall' has been absent from the sets since Moscow, which was at the start of September, so that has our vote (and luckily, it's winning). The other poll is Fort Minor based, the voting between 'Kenji,' 'In Stereo,' and 'High Road.' 'High Road' is the only song yet to be played on the North American Tour (being replaced by 'Kenji' in Montreal), but all three options are great. Currently, 'Kenji' is in the lead. You can expect to hear those songs performed at Charlotte!


Watch Linkin Park perform 'Guilty All The Same' in Charlotte, North Carolina in 2014. The band's always greeted to a strong crowd there, and this show should be no different.


Who's going to the show? This is the first of five shows for LPLive founder Hahninator, so keep on the lookout for him! After this show, Mike continues down the east coast with stops in Florida, Georgia, and another stop in North Carolina (Raleigh) before hitting the deep south. An rare show in New Orleans is coming up as well, which would be the perfect place for 'The Little Things Give You Away' to be performed again! Mike's not above playing songs for certain locations - he first played 'Wisdom, Justice, and Love' and 'Iridescent' as piano versions in Moscow to commemorate Linkin Park's 2011 Red Square show there. It'd be the perfect opportunity for this song to get back in rotation, or even if it's a one-off event. Let's see it happen!


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 (a couple members from the Discord will be at this show - be sure to say hi)! 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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My first show of this tour.

I know this is the thread for the Charlotte show, but are you thinking of doing a meetup for the Tampa show? I'll be in downtown around 1pm if so. Would be cool to see a few guys from here in person!

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