Linkin Park Live - 2010.09.12
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|Date:||September 12, 2010||Tour:||A Thousand Suns Promo Tour|
|Location:||Los Angeles, CA||Event/Festival:||MTV Video Music Awards|
|Venue:||Griffith Observatory||Show Number:||Show 2 of 3|
|01. The Catalyst||Rehearsal; Short Version|
|02. Bleed It Out||Ext. Ending|
|03. Higher Ground||Red Hot Chili Peppers cover; Short Jam|
|04. The Catalyst||Short Version|
|05. New Divide|
- 'The Catalyst' was performed in a shortened version for TV purposes. The band rehearsed the song once and performed it the second time for the MTV VMA's.
- After the rehearsal of 'The Catalyst', Linkin Park performed 'Bleed It Out' for the fans while waiting for MTV to give the go-ahead for the TV performance. After 'Bleed It Out', they jammed a short cover of the Red Hot Chili Peppers version of Stevie Wonder's 'Higher Ground'. Mike and Joe teased fans with samples of 'Numb', 'Wretches & Kings', 'When They Come For Me', and more, saying, "Well, we can't play this one" and "Can't play that one either." When fans chanted for 'Crawling' after 'Bleed It Out', Mike said that the crew didn't bring his guitar, so they couldn't play that song.
- After the TV performance of 'The Catalyst', fans chanted for one more song. Chester and Mike met and decided to play 'New Divide'. Rob discouraged them, saying that the gear wasn't prepared (the bass and guitar weren't tuned for the song), but Mike waved him off and they performed the song for fun.
- Around one thousand Linkin Park fans were invited to see the performance for free.
- 'The Catalyst' was broadcasted in the last few minutes of the 2010 VMA show. The song was pre-recorded.
- This was the first "iconic" venue that the band performed at on the A Thousand Suns World Tour. The Griffith Observatory, the Puerta de Acala in Madrid and Red Square in Moscow were three locations the band played on the tour.
- Rehearsals took place the day before this performance. 'The Catalyst' was played three times along with short snippets of 'Numb', 'Wretches And Kings' and 'Waiting For The End'.
Source 1: Video - PROSHOT (MTV HD)
Time: 4:05 mins
Format: .ts (1080i) / 448 MB
Comments: 'The Catalyst' only.