Posted on July 29, 2015 by Kevin
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Mike Shinoda will be hosting a LPU chat over on the LPU VyRT channel on Friday, July 31st, 2015 at 11:00 am PST.

This is a good opportunity to ask Mike about his new Fort Minor song Welcome, the upcoming two Fort Minor shows in Denmark and Germany and the Linkin Park Europe tour coming up.

This chat is exclusive to LPU members, and if you're not a member you can join right here.
If you're a LPU member, you can find out here how to get access to the LPU VyRT room.

Will you attend the chat? What questions do you have for Mike? Come and discuss in our forums.

Posted on July 26, 2015 by minuteforce
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Tonight, Linkin Park will be hitting Beijing Worker's Stadium in Beijing to deliver the last of five shows for this stadium tour throughout China. This will be the band's first time performing in the city.

Linkin Park's last set was two nights ago, at Chongqing Olympic Sports Center Stadium in Chongqing ...

For those of you who can't make it to attend the show in person (perhaps because you're not in China), the Beijing performance will be streamed live thanks to QQ, so you'll be able watch via their website.

After the show, Linkin Park will be hosting an official afterparty at a club near the venue called BOOMBAR. The event will feature a DJ set by the one and only Mr. Hahn, and more details can be found in this linkinpark.com post and an accompanying post on Instagram:

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Once they close out this China tour with this Beijing show, Linkin Park will take a month-long break before beginning a lengthy tour leg consisting of European festivals, starting with Pukkelpop in Belgium.

Feel free to come and discuss this show and tour on our message board!

SETLIST:
01. Papercut (Extended Intro)
02. Given Up (Extended Outro)
03. Points of Authority (Shortened Intro)
04. One Step Closer (Extended Outro)
05. A Line In The Sand (Extended Keyboard Intro)
06. From The Inside
07. Runaway [Shortened] (Wastelands Transition)
08. Wastelands
09. Castle of Glass (Experience Version; Martin Luther King Jr Speech, Piano Transition Outro; w/ Oppenheimer Speech)
10. Leave Out All The Rest/Shadow Of The Day/Iridescent (Ballad Medley)
11. Robot Boy [Shortened] (Instrumental)
12. Joe Solo Medley (Wretches And Kings, Victimized Remix, Buy Myself, Cure For The Itch, Session, Plc.4 Mie Hæd)
13. New Divide
14. Breaking The Habit

15. Darker Than Blood [Shortened] (Synth + Acapella Only)
16. Burn It Down
17. Final Masquerade

18. Remember The Name [Shortened]
19. Welcome (Extended Outro)
20. Numb (Numb/Encore Intro + Outro)
21. In The End
22. Faint (Extended Outro)
23. Waiting For The End (Apaches Intro w/ 'Until It Breaks' Verse 2; Wall of Noise Outro)
24. What I've Done (Ext. Guitar Solo Bridge)
25. Bleed It Out (Ext. Intro; Ext. Bridge w/ Sing-along; Ext. Ending) (Shortened Intro)

 
Posted on July 24, 2015 by Kevin
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After two new city debuts in China it’s time for the third one! Yes, much like Nanjing and Shenzhen, Linkin Park has never played in Chongqing. The only city on the tour that they have already stopped in is Shanghai, where their latest performance on this tour was. At that show the band stuck with the same setlist that they are using this whole tour. As most of you probably know, YouTube is banned in China. This makes it really hard to find videos to use in these posts, like now, where no videos from Shanghai has been uploaded. So instead you can the Ballad Medley from Shenzhen here below.


Can we expect any surprises on these last two dates? Before the tour started there was plenty of talk that the band would play Keys to the Kingdom, but sadly that has not happened. Who knows, they might pull that out at the final show in Beijing, that show will be webcasted so it would be a surprise to everyone to see that song played there.

After this the band heads to Beijing on the 26th for their final show on this China tour. They then take almost a full months break before heading to Europe what most likely is the final run of shows for this album cycle. That tour starts in Belgium at the Pukkelpop Festival on August 20th.

Are you going to this show? Do you think the band will switch things up in the setlist? Come and discuss in our forums.

Remaining Tour Dates:
26/7 - Beijing @ Beijing Worker’s Stadium

SETLIST:
01. Papercut (Extended Intro)
02. Given Up (Extended Outro)
03. Points of Authority (Shortened Intro)
04. One Step Closer (Extended Outro)
05. A Line In The Sand (Extended Keyboard Intro)
06. From The Inside
07. Runaway [Shortened] (Wastelands Transition)
08. Wastelands
09. Castle of Glass (Experience Version; Martin Luther King Jr Speech, Piano Transition Outro; w/ Oppenheimer Speech)
10. Leave Out All The Rest/Shadow Of The Day/Iridescent (Ballad Medley)
11. Robot Boy [Shortened] (Instrumental)
12. Joe Solo Medley (Wretches And Kings, Victimized Remix, Buy Myself, Cure For The Itch, Session, Plc.4 Mie Hæd)
13. New Divide
14. Breaking The Habit

15. Darker Than Blood [Shortened] (Synth + Acapella Only)
16. Burn It Down
17. Final Masquerade

18. Remember The Name [Shortened]
19. Welcome (Extended Outro)
20. Numb (Numb/Encore Intro + Outro)
21. In The End
22. Faint (Extended Outro)
23. Waiting For The End (Apaches Intro w/ 'Until It Breaks' Verse 2; Wall of Noise Outro)
24. What I've Done (Ext. Guitar Solo Bridge)
25. Bleed It Out (Ext. Intro; Ext. Bridge w/ Sing-along; Ext. Ending) (Shortened Intro)

 
Posted on July 21, 2015 by Kevin
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A new episode of LPTV has been uploaded to the Linkin Park YouTube channel. In this episode we get to see behind the scenes of the band in Mexico. We also get to watch the news being delivered to Chester and the band in Monterrey that a fan named Christopher sadly passed away the day before. He had attended the show and met the band two days earlier in Mexico City, so watch the band make a dedication to Christopher. You can check out the episode below.




Remember to subscribe to the Linkin Park YouTube channel for new episodes of LPTV and all the other videos from the band.

What do you think of the episode? Come and discuss in our forums.

Posted on July 21, 2015 by Hybrid
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Linkin Park first set foot in China in 2007 as part of the Minutes to Midnight tour cycle for a single performance in Shanghai. The band was also set to play shows in the country as part of their 2008 Music for Relief: Asia tour, however, due to a back injury and Chester being under doctors orders to heal said injury, the band had to cancel that whole five date tour along with a standalone date in Las Vegas, which was scheduled to happen before the Music For Relief: Asia tour. Linkin Park returned to Shanghai and Macau in 2009 to make up two of the missed 2008 dates. During their last concert in Shanghai, the band were put under heavy restrictions, forcing them to remove Given Up and Hands Held High from the setlist. One of the songs from Minutes To Midnight that the band were not forced to remove was No More Sorrow, as you can see below.




No More Sorrow's live intro always gives me the chills.

Linkin Park sat down for a press conference for Shanghai and in it, they talk about having music as a career, having fans all around the world and of course, new music. Check out the video below to see for yourself.


If you aren't following Mike Shinoda on Snapchat(MikeShinodaLive), you missed that whole music making session on the plane.

After this show, the band heads over to Chongqing on the 24th and then they travel to Bejing on the 26th for their final stop on the China leg of The Hunting Party Tour. The show in Bejing will also be broadcasted live on the internet.

Are you going to this show? Do you think the band will switch things up in the setlist? Come and discuss in our forums

Remaining Tour Dates:
24/7 - Chongqing @ Chongqing Olympic Sports Center Stadium
26/7 - Beijing @ Beijing Worker’s Stadium

SETLIST:
01. Papercut (Extended Intro)
02. Given Up (Extended Outro)
03. Points of Authority (Shortened Intro)
04. One Step Closer (Extended Outro)
05. A Line In The Sand (Extended Keyboard Intro)
06. From The Inside
07. Runaway [Shortened] (Wastelands Transition)
08. Wastelands
09. Castle of Glass (Experience Version; Martin Luther King Jr Speech, Piano Transition Outro; w/ Oppenheimer Speech)
10. Leave Out All The Rest/Shadow Of The Day/Iridescent (Ballad Medley)
11. Robot Boy [Shortened] (Instrumental)
12. Joe Solo Medley (Wretches And Kings, Victimized Remix, Buy Myself, Cure For The Itch, Session, Plc.4 Mie Hæd)
13. New Divide
14. Breaking The Habit

15. Darker Than Blood [Shortened] (Synth + Acapella Only)
16. Burn It Down
17. Final Masquerade

18. Remember The Name [Shortened]
19. Welcome (Extended Outro)
20. Numb (Numb/Encore Intro + Outro)
21. In The End
22. Faint (Extended Outro)
23. Waiting For The End (Apaches Intro w/ 'Until It Breaks' Verse 2; Wall of Noise Outro)
24. What I've Done (Ext. Guitar Solo Bridge)
25. Bleed It Out (Ext. Intro; Ext. Bridge w/ Sing-along; Ext. Ending) (Shortened Intro)

 
Posted on July 18, 2015 by Louis
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After performing for the first time in China since 2009 last night in Nanjing, Linkin Park moves on to Shenzhen - the second of five shows of The Hunting Party China Tour. The performance will be taking place at the CR Shenzhen Bay Sports Center Stadium, and will be the first time the band has performed in this city.

Perhaps to the dismay of some fans, the band did not play the highly desired "Keys to the Kingdom," though no one knows for certain if it at all will emerge on the setlists in China or on later tour dates. It also appears that the Chinese S.W.A.T. team at the arena forced concertgoers to sit - but it's uncertain if this was for the entirety of the show or perhaps after a particular incident.

Hopefully no such trouble occurs tonight in Shenzhen, and hopefully, we will see some new material from The Hunting Party emerge at some stage on this tour. Will fans see something new on July 19th? Time will tell. At the very least, one of two LPU Fan Meet-ups is occurring tonight in Shenzhen. The other will take place in Chongqing.

After tonight, the band heads over to Shanghai on July 22nd, and Chongqing on July 24th.

Are you planning on attending the show and/or the LPU Fan Meet-up? Let us know in our forums!

Remaining Tour Dates:
22/7 - Shanghai @ Shanghai Hongkou Foorball Stadium
24/7 - Chongqing @ Chongqing Olympic Sports Center Stadium
26/7 - Beijing @ Beijing Worker’s Stadium

SETLIST:
01. Papercut (Extended Intro)
02. Given Up (Extended Outro)
03. Points of Authority (Shortened Intro)
04. One Step Closer (Extended Outro)
05. A Line In The Sand (Extended Keyboard Intro)
06. From The Inside
07. Runaway [Shortened] (Wastelands Transition)
08. Wastelands
09. Castle of Glass (Experience Version; Martin Luther King Jr Speech, Piano Transition Outro; w/ Oppenheimer Speech)
10. Leave Out All The Rest/Shadow Of The Day/Iridescent (Ballad Medley)
11. Robot Boy [Shortened] (Instrumental)
12. Joe Solo Medley (Wretches And Kings, Victimized Remix, Buy Myself, Cure For The Itch, Session, Plc.4 Mie Hæd)
13. New Divide
14. Breaking The Habit

15. Darker Than Blood [Shortened] (Synth + Acapella Only)
16. Burn It Down
17. Final Masquerade

18. Remember The Name [Shortened]
19. Welcome (Extended Outro)
20. Numb (Numb/Encore Intro + Outro)
21. In The End
22. Faint (Extended Outro)
23. Waiting For The End (Apaches Intro w/ 'Until It Breaks' Verse 2; Wall of Noise Outro)
24. What I've Done (Ext. Guitar Solo Bridge)
25. Bleed It Out (Ext. Intro; Ext. Bridge w/ Sing-along; Ext. Ending) (Shortened Intro)

 
Posted on July 17, 2015 by minuteforce
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Linkin Park Underground have announced through this linkinpark.com news post that two exclusive "private fan gatherings" will be held in China for fan club members.

The events are set to happen in Shenzhen on July 19 and Chongquing on July 24, while Linkin Park are stopping in those cities during their five-show stadium tour through China this month. Fan club members will need to apply for a chance to attend, and will subsequently be emailed to receive a pass to the event if they are successful. Further details about the two events can be found here and here, respectively.

LPU will be hosting a private fan gathering in select cities only. To sign up, please click on the city of your choice below:
Shenzhen: http://bit.ly/1CKEdCY
Chongquing : http://bit.ly/1OazOd3

Source: linkinpark.com
Posted on July 16, 2015 by Kevin
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China gets their own tour!

Linkin Park makes a triumphant return to China after a six year abscence from the country. They have never performed in Nanjing before, so let's just talk about the history the band has with the country as a whole instead. The band first set foot in China in 2007 as part of their Minutes to Midnight touring for a single performance in Shanghai. The band were set to play shows in the country as part of their 2008 Music for Relief: Asia tour but due to Chester getting injured in his back and being under doctors orders, the band had to cancel that whole five date tour and a standalone date in Las Vegas, set before this tour. So they came back to China in 2009, making up two of the missed 2008 dates. One in Shanghai and the other in Macau. During their Shanghai concert, the band were put under heavy restrictions, forcing them to remove Given Up and Hands Held High from the setlist. As you can see below, this was not the case at their 2007 Shanghai date where Given Up was performed.


Surprisingly good quality for a 2007 recording

The band has just had almost a months break away from touring, their last show being on June 30th in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This was the first stop they ever did at both the festival they played at, Summerfest, and in Milwaukee as a whole. But instead of me talking about the show, here's a video for you to enjoy from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, recapping the show.



and here's a video example of the aggressiveness of the show


RIP headphone users

So let's talk about this performance in Nanjing, because there has been talk about it for a bit now. A few weeks ago, a picture showing what songs the band were planning or considering playing at this tour came out. It came from a form that the band had to submit for approval, like at the 2009 Shanghai show. The talk around this picture revolves mainly around the fact that Keys to the Kingdom is on there.. and if you remember back to the start of the year where the band adressed and mentioned that that song was on their radar to be played. So can we possibly see the song premiere live on this tour? We can only hope.

After this the band heads over to Shenzhen on the 19th and then returns to Shanghai on the 22nd.

Are you going to this show? Do you think the band will switch things up in the setlist? Come and discuss in our forums

Remaining Tour Dates:
19/7 - Shenzhen @ CR Shenzhen Bay Sports Center Stadium
22/7 - Shanghai @ Shanghai Hongkou Foorball Stadium
24/7 - Chongqing @ Chongqing Olympic Sports Center Stadium
26/7 - Beijing @ Beijing Worker’s Stadium

SETLIST:
01. Papercut (Extended Intro)
02. Given Up (Extended Outro)
03. Points of Authority (Shortened Intro)
04. One Step Closer (Extended Outro)
05. A Line In The Sand (Extended Keyboard Intro)
06. From The Inside
07. Runaway [Shortened] (Wastelands Transition)
08. Wastelands
09. Castle of Glass (Experience Version; Martin Luther King Jr Speech, Piano Transition Outro; w/ Oppenheimer Speech)
10. Leave Out All The Rest/Shadow Of The Day/Iridescent (Ballad Medley)
11. Robot Boy [Shortened] (Instrumental)
12. Joe Solo Medley (Wretches And Kings, Victimized Remix, Buy Myself, Cure For The Itch, Session, Plc.4 Mie Hæd)
13. New Divide
14. Breaking The Habit

15. Darker Than Blood [Shortened] (Synth + Acapella Only)
16. Burn It Down
17. Final Masquerade

18. Remember The Name [Shortened]
19. Welcome (Extended Outro)
20. Numb (Numb/Encore Intro + Outro)
21. In The End
22. Faint (Extended Outro)
23. Waiting For The End (Apaches Intro w/ 'Until It Breaks' Verse 2; Wall of Noise Outro)
24. What I've Done (Ext. Guitar Solo Bridge)
25. Bleed It Out (Ext. Intro; Ext. Bridge w/ Sing-along; Ext. Ending) (Shortened Intro)

 
Posted on July 9, 2015 by Zane
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LPTV has just premiered day 2 of the recent Fort Minor "Welcome" video shoot. This video focuses on Mike's interests in virtual reality and his own solo performance of the song during the video. Check it out below:

Source: LP YouTube
Posted on July 6, 2015 by minuteforce
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As he promised to, Mike Shinoda is steadily announcing more Fort Minor live shows: two shows for Europe have just been announced via this post on linkinpark.com. The first one will be on August 26 at Pumpehuset in Copenhagen, Denmark and the second one on September 2 at Kesselhaus in Berlin, Germany. Based on the recent Fort Minor show in Los Angeles, fans can expect to experience an intimate "one-man show" with Shinoda using a software-based DJ setup to deliver an array of fan-favourites from both Fort Minor and Linkin Park's back-catalogs.

Members of the Linkin Park Underground will be able to take advantage of an exclusive pre-sale for tickets on Tuesday, July 7 at 10 AM local time; general sale will begin two days later on Thursday, July 9 at 10 AM local time. Further information regarding the pre-sale can be found at linkinpark.com/presale.

Source: linkinpark.com