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2018.10.21 - Atlanta, Georgia


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For the third show in three days, Mike is taking the Post Traumatic Tour to Atlanta!


Last night's show in Orlando was truly a blast, with on-again, off-again tracks like 'Hold It Together' and 'In Stereo' keeping things fresh. Mike also made sure to continue switching up the set order, playing 'Welcome' mid-set for the first time ever and moving 'Castle Of Glass' way later in the set, being the second-to-last song in the main set! The 'About You', 'Over Again', and 'Papercut' run opened the encore for the second time and the rather rare 'It's Goin' Down' helped to close things out. The most wholesome moment of the night, though, came when Mike asked a little girl with a "Make Chester Proud" sign which piano song she wanted to hear. She said 'Numb', and Mike complied.


Check out a short clip of Mike playing Numb last night at the request of a little girl in the crowd!

Mike hasn't been to Atlanta in a little bit, but he's got a pretty long history in the city. He last stopped by during the A Thousand Suns Tour, which had an incredible set with Papercut opening for the first time since 2003 and fan favorites like 'Wretches And Kings' and 'No More Sorrow', as well as the beloved extended version of 'Bleed It Out' with 'Burning In The Skies' and 'A Place For My Head'. Linkin Park has been playing in the city since the Hybrid Theory days, though, playing the 99X's Big Day Out festival, a rather mysterious show with (hed) p.e headlining, and they played a show there during Ozzfest in 2001, where Chester actually remarked that Atlanta was one of his favorite cities to play. That love certainly showed in the following years, as the band played Atlanta three more times during the Meteora cycle, taking the stage in the city on the Summer Sanitarium Tour, where they played the fan favorite 'P5hng Me A*wy', and twice in 2004, the latter of which had the incredible transition between 'Figure.09' and 'From The Inside' and the famous cover of Nine Inch Nails's 'Wish'. The band also performed in Atlanta a few times during the Minutes To Midnight era, playing the city on both Projekt Revolution tours they did in the US. The 2007 stop had incredible renditions of Minutes To Midnight deepcuts like 'The Little Things Give You Away' (which may have a shot at seeing the light of day again soon seeing as Mike is playing New Orleans in just a few days) and 'In Pieces' as well as the always fun 'Points Of Authority' intro, where he rapped 'Bloc Party'. The following year had the fan favorite rendition of 'Crawling' where Mike rapped the first verse of 'Hands Held High' over the 'Krwlng' instrumental. Plus, the band brought out the incredible Chris Cornell to help out on the song!


Mike didn't forget to visit the city outside of Linkin Park, though. He made sure to bring the Fort Minor tour to Atlanta, where he played tracks like 'Red To Black' and 'There They Go' which haven't been seen in a minute. Could we see either of them appear at some point on the tour?


Watch two of the greatest vocalists of all time collaborate to deliver a truly memorable performance of Crawling.

We still don't know what to expect from these shows. Mike is constantly switching it up on us, so almost anything is on the table. He seems to be rotating in rarer songs that he's performed throughout the tour, at soundchecks or during the actual performance, but he could easily bust out songs that we never would expect. There are still several songs on the playlist Mike made back before the tour started that have yet to be played like 'Invisible' and 'Burning In The Skies'. Could we see any of these show up tonight?


Who's gonna be there tonight? Mark (Hahninator) is gonna continue his run of shows, so be sure to say hey if you see him. After this, Mike heads to Raleigh and then New Orleans before heading to Texas for a few shows.


We'll keep you updated on everything that happens at this show and on the rest of the tour, so be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook for updates, and feel free to join the LPL Discord Server, where you can talk to fans from all around the world. There's also the recently launched LPLive Archive YouTube Channel where we upload all kinds of rare content from the Linkin Park world.


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

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