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Mike Shinoda Performs ‘In The End’ Tribute To Chester Bennington At Solo Show

James Wilson-Taylor
James Wilson-Taylor 14 May 2018 at 10.13

The Linkin Park star took to the stage at KROQ's annual Weenie Roast festival for an emotionally-charged set featuring material from forthcoming album 'Post Traumatic'.

Mike Shinoda returned to the live stage this weekend, playing his first solo shows since the death of his Linkin Park bandmate Chester Bennington last year.

Shinoda, who's new album 'Post Traumatic' is due for release this June, performed at LA radio station KROQ's annual Weenie Roast event on Saturday (May 12th), joining the likes of Blink-182, Panic! At The Disco and Thirty Seconds To Mars on the one-day festival lineup.

 

His set included a perfect tribute to Chester - a slowed-down, piano-heavy version of 'Hybrid Theory'-classic 'In The End' which, according to Shinoda, was how the song was originally intended to be performed.

Check out fan-captured footage from the show's livestream in the video below:

In fact, it was a busy weekend for Mike as he also headlined the Identity Festival on Sunday (May 13th), a free event in celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.

 

'Post Traumatic' is out on June 15th and features collaborations with blackbear, Machine Gun Kelly, Chino Moreno of Deftones, K.Flay and grandson.

Check out the full tracklisting below:

1. Place To Start
2. Over Again
3. Watching As I Fall
4. Nothing Makes Sense Anymore
5. About You (feat. blackbear)
6. Brooding (Instrumental)
7. Promises I Can’t Keep
8. Crossing A Line
9. Hold It Together
10. Ghosts
11. Make It Up As I Go (feat. K.Flay)
12. Lift Off (feat. Chino Moreno & Machine Gun Kelly)
13. I.O.U.
14. Running From My Shadow (feat. grandson)
15. World’s On Fire
16. Can’t Hear You Now

Mike Shinoda will return to the UK this August to perform at Reading & Leeds festivals.

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