hahninator Posted November 5, 2012 Share Posted November 5, 2012 Linkin Park's FIRST EVER appearance on the continent of Africa comes on November 7th, when they play in Cape Town, South Africa at Cape Town Stadium. After two off days, the band plays Johannesburg on the 10th at FNB Stadium before heading home. So for a short two show "tour", these shows are sure to be packed since both stadiums hold HUGE crowds and both shows have sold a LOT of tickets. Built in 2010 for the FIFA World Cup, the stadium has held concerts by U2, Neil Diamond, Coldplay, and Kings Of Leona and after the Linkin Park show it will be hosting Lady Gaga and the Red Hot Chili Peppers in the next few months. The official capacity for the stadium is 55,000 but it is currently unclear (at least to us) how many tickets were sold for the LP show and how much the capacity for the performance is since there will be a huge stage in the arena. It doesn't look like the stage will even be at one end of the arena, though. The promoter has posted a FAQ document which basically has everything you need to know about Linkin Park's first ever show in South Africa. Basically the only highlight of this document is that the band Kongos will be opening both the Cape Town and Johannesburg shows. And also, the 7th LPU Summit will be held at this show! The Summit starts at 9:00am local time and will include some fun events....although the list of activities isn't out as far as we can tell from the LPU website. A Music For Relief tree planting activity in Cape Town (including some members of the LP touring crew) is taking place on November 6th. As far as the setlists go for these two shows, it wouldn't be surprising to see either two of the setlists from the Honda Civic Tour being used in Cape Town and Johannesburg, or even the same setlist twice (maybe US Set A). What do you think? It's surprising that 'Castle Of Glass' hasn't been included in any setlist yet since the video just came out, but it is unknown if the band has even rehearsed it yet. Do you think it will be played soon? Coming off of a very successful five show South American tour, including a show in Buenos Aires, Argentina and four shows in Brazil, the band is wrapping up 2012 in style with two stadium shows in South Africa. Is anyone from LPLive going to Cape Town and the LPU Summit? For the full 2012 tour recap including past dates, setlists and more, click here. After the Johannesburg show on the 10th, Linkin Park plays the American Music Awards at LA's Nokia Theatre on November 18th. SOUNDCHECK SETLIST (for LPU Summit attendees): 01. Faint (Ext. Outro) 02. With You (2012 Ext. Intro; Ext. Scratch Outro) 03. Somewhere I Belong (2012 Intro) 04. IN MY REMAINS 05. New Divide 06. VICTIMIZED (w/ QWERTY) SHOW SETLIST: 01. TINFOIL 02. Faint (Ext. Outro) 03. Papercut 04. Given Up (Ext. Outro w/ Extra Note) 05. With You (2012 Ext. Intro; 2012 Scratch Outro) 06. Somewhere I Belong (2012 Intro) 07. IN MY REMAINS 08. New Divide 09. VICTIMIZED (w/ QWERTY) 10. Points Of Authority 11. LIES GREED MISERY 12. Waiting For The End (Apaches Intro w/ 'UNTIL IT BREAKS' rap; Ext. Outro) 13. Breaking The Habit 14. LOATR/SOTD/Iridescent (Ballad Medley) 15. The Catalyst 16. LOST IN THE ECHO (2012 Intro) 17. Numb (Outro 'Numb/Encore' lyrics tease (Mike/Chester)) 18. What I've Done 19. One Step Closer (Ext. Outro) ---------------------------------------------------- 20. BURN IT DOWN 21. In The End 22. Bleed It Out (Ext. Bridge w/ Beastie Boys' 'Sabotage'; Ext. Outro) Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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