Watch Mike Shinoda perform ‘In The End’ for the first time since Chester Bennington’s passing
Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda has taken to the stage as a solo act for the first time since the passing of his former bandmate Chester Bennington. The singer/guitarist performed at this year’s KROQ Weenie Roast in LA over the weekend alongside blink-182, Panic! At The Disco and more.
Mike used his set to live debut some of his solo material from his upcoming album Post-Traumatic set for a June 15 release, as well as play songs off a three-song EP of the same name he released earlier this year.
During his set, he also treated fans to two emotional renditions of the classic Linkin Park tracks ‘Bleed It Out’ and ‘In The End’.
Check it out the entire set below.
Earlier this year, Shinoda released a heartfelt statement after the release of the Post-Traumatic EP, mentioning how cathartic the experience of creating was whilst grieving Chester’s passing.
“The past six months have been a rollercoaster. Amidst the chaos, I’ve started to feel an intense gratitude–for your tributes and messages of support, for the career you have allowed me to have, and for the simple opportunity to create.”
Back in January, Shinoda took to Twitter to reveal what his future plans for Linkin Park were, saying that he had “every intention” to continue on with the band. “I have every intention on continuing with LP, and the guys feel the same. We have a lot of rebuilding to do, and questions to answer, so it’ll take time”
I have every intention on continuing with LP, and the guys feel the same. We have a lot of rebuilding to do, and questions to answer, so it’ll take time. https://t.co/nXLxTSd40J
— Mike Shinoda (@mikeshinoda) January 25, 2018
July 20th will mark a year since the passing of Linkin Park’s frontman Chester Bennington.
Mike Shinoda’s Setlist:
2. Good Goodbye / Bleed It Out
3. About You
4. Over Again / Papercut
5. In the End
6. Waiting for the End / Where’d You Go
7. Crossing a Line
8. Remember the Name
The article was originally published on Tone Deaf