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Gibson Amphitheatre Closing


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Usually we don't post about specific venues closing down over time, but this one is definitely an exception. Gibson Amphitheatre (formerly known as Universal Amphitheatre) is closing this September. Many of you will recognize this venue as where KROQ holds the annual Almost Acoustic Christmas concert. Linkin Park has played the AAC show in 2000 (show page here), twice in 2001 (show pages here and here), once in 2003 (show page here), once in 2007 (show page here), and most recently in December of 2012, just a few months ago (show page here).



'My December' also made its live debut at this venue:



This venue has been the site of quite a few great Linkin Park live moments, from the only performances of 'Pushing Me Away', 'In The End', and 'Crawling' (w/ Aaron Lewis from Staind) acoustically to the UCLA BRUIN marching band joining the band in 2007 and much more. 2003's performance of 'Breaking The Habit' (just the eleventh time played) was the first show in which the online community was able to hear the live version of the song due to KROQ webcasting the show.


LAWeekly.com has the press release:


"(Los Angeles, CA / Wednesday - April 24, 2013) This fall, a celebrated chapter in Los Angeles' rich musical history will come to a close when the Gibson Amphitheatre shuts its doors in September. The landmark venue will cease operations at that time due to the end of the building's lease agreement.


As a celebration of the many legendary artists who have played its stage and the tremendous performances that have thrilled millions of fans, Live Nation's Southern California office will assemble a very special lineup of shows as a fitting farewell. More details will be announced soon."


Although Linkin Park is in the studio recording the soundtrack and score to The Mall as well as their followup album to LIVING THINGS, we are sure this statement will fuel speculation that Live Nation will attempt to get the band to play a show at the venue this year. Maybe this will happen, maybe it won't.


It is unclear where the Almost Acoustic Christmas show will move to - perhaps Irvine's Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, where KROQ hosts the Weenie Roast show, or the Staples Center.

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If LP gonna perform for KROQ then they should bring back 'MY DECEMBER', they started their first KROQ AAC show with this song, they should end the show and the KROQ AAC career with this song, it makes sense. They should perform the studio version this time, it hasn't been played that way in a long time since the "METEORA WORLD TOUR" back in 2004, let it be a surprise to all the fans of LINKIN PARK:)

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