"It’s something that you dream of. For it to happen so quickly, literally on the last day, ‘You should come join me in the States’, and us being like, ‘Hell yeah, we’d love that’."
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The lads in Don Broco are pretty big fans of Linkin Park. So supporting Mike Shinoda in Europe earlier this year was a pretty huge moment for them.
So much so that when they sat down with Rock Sound for their cover feature, they put supporting Mike Shinoda up as one of the highlights of their year.
Si Delaney shared “One of the highlights for me was, it was pretty insane meeting Mike Shinoda. We obviously grew up on Linkin Park when we were kids, ‘Hybrid Theory’ was the record of our generation - it was so exciting and different, and it epitomised everything about modern rock music at that point. We’d never met any of those guys before, so for us to meet him and him be such a nice dude, so grounded, such a legend, it was a really nice feeling of, ‘Wow, this guy who we’ve idolised since we were kids, he is on the level, and he’s a legit fantastic dude.’ That was probably my favourite moment of the whole year.”
Don Broco frontman Rob Damiani also shared “The spontaneity as well, of doing that tour and off the back of it, him saying, ‘Come out to America with me’. That never happens! It’s something that you dream of. For it to happen so quickly, literally on the last day, ‘You should come join me in the States’, and us being like, ‘Hell yeah, we’d love that’. And it actually worked out, we’re heading off to tour all of America with Mike Shinoda!"
He continued "The show he puts on is insane. It’s so well crafted, this amazing blend of his new record - and I think ‘Post Traumatic’ is incredible, the emotions it stirs up, while addressing the tough subject of grief and how you deal with it - it takes you into a place where you are thinking about that and feeling it, but it’s also super positive. You come away feeling like you’ve had the best time in so many different ways. He’s been my favourite person to tour with ever, and now we get to tour with him for a few more months. Those fairytale moments don’t happen that often, so when they do, and so suddenly, it kind of makes it all worthwhile.”
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