Before I talk about the show I just want to take this time to address the tragedy that occurred at the Cape Town, South Africa show a couple days ago. For those unaware, a fan who attended the show tragically died after suffering injuries from a collapsed Lucozade promotional stand outside the arena due to the high force winds in South Africa. Linkin Park and their team had no involvement in the structure or its presence there. At least 19 people were injured in the incident with only the one fan succumbing to her injuries and passing away. Florentina Heaven-Popa was aged 33 and worked as a senior executive at the revered One & Only Hotel at the V&A Waterfront. It's a really shocking and unfortunate situation and something I am deeply saddened about. You don't really expect these things to happen and when they do it really puts a lot into perspective. I'm sure I speak for the rest of the team when I say our deepest condolences go out to Florentina and her family, as well as the others who suffered injuries and remain in critical condition.
It doesn't seem fitting to jump into a post about the show but I'll do a quick summary before I finish up. Linkin Park played Set A in Cape Town, South Africa which begins with TINFOIL and Faint. There were no changes to the setlist so it looks like Linkin Park will be waiting until the Australia tour next year to mix it up and maybe debut some new tracks, where they'll play the Soundwave Festival and a couple of side shows. Unless of course they announce dates between now and then. Before that Linkin Park are scheduled to play the American Music Awards on November 18th in Los Angeles, so it could be possible we'll see CASTLE OF GLASS performed there for the first time but nothing is set in stone. View all past and upcoming dates on the LPA Tour Map.
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A Place For My Head (Long Intro)
Somewhere I Belong
IN MY REMAINS
VICTIMIZED / Qwerty
Points Of Authority
LIES GREED MISERY
Waiting For The End (Until It Breaks Intro)
Breaking The Habit
Leave Out All The Rest, Shadow Of The Day, Iridescent
LOST IN THE ECHO (2012 Intro)
What I've Done
BURN IT DOWN
In The End
Bleed It Out (Extended Bridge w/ Beastie Boys 'Sabotage')
Lying From You / Papercut
One Step Closer