After a three week break, tomorrow Linkin Park will continue the Living Things World Tour by playing a show for the first time ever in Cape Town, South Africa at Cape Town Stadium. This will be the first time in the band's history that they have performed in South Africa. To go along with their first ever outing on the continent they'll also be hosting an International LPU Summit, which have been previously held in London, Tokyo, Sydney, Hamburg, Chicago and most recently New Jersey. This will be one of two shows in South Africa with the second taking place November 10th in Johannesburg, South Africa at the Soccer City FNB Stadium.
Linkin Park are coming off their first leg of the Living Things World Tour which concluded in Porto Alegre, Brazil on October 12th. This year Linkin Park have been rotating between a really energetic set of songs, which includes a great mix of all their albums, however Linkin Park are yet to play a number of tracks from their latest release Living Things with I'LL BE GONE, CASTLE OF GLASS, SKIN TO BONE, UNTIL IT BREAKS, ROADS UNTRAVELED and POWERLESS still yet to be seen performed live. Mike Shinoda stated in an LPU chat that these two dates in South Africa could see new songs added to the set so maybe we'll see some of those tracks debut in Cape Town. With CASTLE OF GLASS gaining momentum with its impending single release, this leg would be the perfect time to debut the song live. What do you think?
The Cape Town LPU Summit will take place before the live show on the 7th at roughly 10AM local time, with the Linkin Park team already spending today planting trees to benefit Music For Relief with children. The Cape Town Summit will consist of meet & greets with Linkin Park, backstage tours, walking across the stage, a jam band using LP's gear, watching soundchecks, acoustic sets by Linkin Park, Q&A's and more. There will also be a limited edition LPU t-shirt available that is exclusive to the Cape Town Summit. If the band opt to perform acoustically, it's always interesting to see what they play, with IN MY REMAINS being performed in Camden, NJ.
Who's attending the LPU Summit and heading to Linkin Park's first ever show in South Africa? Let us know if you're attending and what you want to see from these two shows on the LPA Forums. You can also tweet us at @LPAssociation. We'd love to see your pictures and if you can help us out with setlist details that'd be great.
Setlist (View Image):
With You (Scratch Intro)
Somewhere I Belong (Extended Intro)
IN MY REMAINS
VICTIMIZED / Qwerty
Points of Authority
LIES GREED MISERY
Waiting for the End (UNTIL IT BREAKS Intro, Extended Outro)
Breaking the Habit
Leave Out All the Rest / Shadow of the Day / Iridescent (Ballad Medley)
LOST IN THE ECHO (Extended Intro)
Numb (w/ Numb/Encore Outro)
What I've Done
One Step Closer
BURN IT DOWN
In the End
Bleed It Out (Beastie Boys "Sabotage" Bridge, Extended Outro)