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2019.03.17 - Zurich, Switzerland


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Mike Shinoda is continuing through Europe on the final leg of the Post Traumatic Tour, stopping today in Zurich, Switzerland for a show at Halle 622.


Mike has played in Zurich a handful of times before this. The first was in 2007, on Linkin Park's Minutes To Midnight European Tour, featuring fresh cuts from the new album including 'What I've Done' and 'Given Up.' This show had the famous extended bridge to 'Bleed It Out' where Mike and Chester split the crowd and had each side chant "Fuck yo side!" The band returned in 2009 while promoting 'New Divide' on their International Tour that year, before returning in 2010 on the first leg of the A Thousand Suns World Tour. Mike's last performance in Zurich was in 2014, where a show there opened The Hunting Party European Tour.


The tour just got wild. The last show in Padova was packed full of surprises that no one expected. The show opened in a big way with 'Welcome' and 'Hold It Together' kicking things off, with more hip-hop tracks like 'Remember The Name' and 'When They Come For Me' following. The first surprise of the night: 'Nobody Can Save Me' returning for the first time since London, officially putting it in rotation. The extended bridge of 'Sorry For Now' featured both the first verse and chorus of 'Dedicated' (making it the first time since 2009 in Macao that the song was performed during a set) as well as a verse of 'Lift Off.' Mike briefly rapped the first verse of 'Can't Hear You Now' acapella style, making it the song's live debut. In response to the crisis going on in New Zealand, Mike performed verse two of 'Hands Held High' before 'In The End.' The encore opened with a triple tour debut: a brief piano version of 'The Catalyst' was performed for the very first time, while 'Wisdom, Justice, and Love' and 'Iridescent' were both performed for the first time since the Outbreak Tour. Quite an action packed show indeed - and a surprising one at that. Anything could be coming, Switzerland.


Who's going to the show? The tour is slowly reaching its end, but not before stopping in MunchenPrague, and Amsterdam over the next few days. LPLive staff member Mark (Hahninator) will be at this show and several of them coming up - if you see him, be sure to say hi!


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Check out the rest of Mike Shinoda's 2019 touring schedule here.



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