Following a strong performance to kick off the 2012 Honda Civic Tour in Bristow, Virginia, Linkin Park is getting ready for the second show of the Honda Civic Tour tonight in Uncasville, Connecticut at the Mohegan Sun Arena. Many fans might recall that the band was forced to cancel a show that was supposed to be played in Uncasville on February 11th, 2011 due to an illness suffered by Chester. Regardless, the band has still played several shows in the state of Connecticut over the years with several stops in Hartford, CT.
Bristow saw the band play a varied setlist that didn't come as much of a surprise for the fans who saw the rehearsal setlist from August 10th. The setlist followed the same structure with a few variations here and there.
It begins with a brand new string intro that leads into With You. The highlight of the set is arguably the brand new VICTIMIZED, Qwerty mashup that comes early into the set to really get the crowd going. Lying From You & Papercut immediately follow and were also shortened versions like the two prior songs, making all four tracks lead into one another for a huge mashup. Other notable inclusions are When They Come For Me which makes a return after being absent from the International Summer Tour. IN MY REMAINS and LOST IN THE ECHO also made their official tour debut, bringing the total LIVING THINGS song count to 4, with BURN IT DOWN closing out the list.
Bleed It Out with the Beastie Boys Sabotage bridge closes for the encore, with One Step Closer ending the show. It's worth noting that Crawling was absent from the set tonight, which isn't the first time it has been left out of a live set in recent touring cycles.
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