November 6, 2008


Hey everyone,

It looks like my second JANM art show, Glorious Excess (Dies), which was scheduled for January, is going to be postponed. Although I would have liked to hold the show in January, unforeseen scheduling complications have made that goal an impossibility. I apologize to anyone who this change of plans may affect negatively; I wish it were that case that I could make it happen.

In the January slot, Clement and I are trying to organize an alternative show. This show will be a collection of other artists’ work, likely curated by me and Joe Hahn.

I hope to open the Glorious Excess (Dies) show in late 2009.

Thanks for your understanding,




  1. axrinekey on November 10, 2008 at 12:28 am

    Late of 2009?!
    Meaning, we’ll have to wait a year huh?

    I guess it’s okay…
    Although I am eager to see your arts again!
    But well, anything can happen, maybe Glorious Excess will show earlier.

    Well, anyway, good luck with it.

  2. Henna on November 9, 2008 at 11:01 am

    that’s alright, these things happen. But we’ll be expecting ur art to be extra brilliant then! πŸ™‚ good luck. .x

  3. tpbarbosa on November 8, 2008 at 4:08 pm

    That’s sad but
    I can’t wait to see more of your art
    You’re a really talented artist,and as I can see you’ve already inspired many ppl πŸ˜‰

  4. NoMoreSorrowGirl on November 8, 2008 at 2:10 pm

    Sad to hear that Mike…anyway you still have a time to make your piece awesome one…Take care!drive carefully!

  5. max_payn on November 8, 2008 at 5:43 am

    Hope good luck with your show!

    and it’s good you changed rules, I was worrying you’re spending too much time on internet. Love ya man!

  6. maria on November 8, 2008 at 4:35 am

    Gorgeous pieice)

  7. TEQUILA on November 8, 2008 at 1:14 am

    oh no((i can’t wait to see GLXS (DIES)!!can u show us at least 1 more piece of ur art?)plz)))

  8. Secrets on November 8, 2008 at 12:11 am

    ahh well, things happen, hope the shows go well, take your time with the GLXS (Dies) cant wait to see your work when its comes out ^.^

  9. lynndarwinharris on November 7, 2008 at 5:30 pm

    That’s alright. It will happen when it happens. I’m sure its worth the wait!

  10. xoxo_Flor_xoxo on November 7, 2008 at 4:31 pm

    bummer :[
    As long as you take time to finish things you have to do to make it easier for you…..
    Its totally Understandable.
    Good luck!

  11. rde on November 7, 2008 at 12:56 pm

    Mike there’s some dude in Youtube called PowieMeister, who has (illegally) uploaded videos from Road To Revolution! How is that possible?!

  12. drpd1 on November 7, 2008 at 9:04 am

    good luck with the show, however long it takes………. πŸ™‚

  13. missdunno on November 7, 2008 at 9:04 am

    Sorry for that… But at least it let you focus on the new linkin park album! I can’t wait to hear your new music!

  14. ShadowerLiltani on November 7, 2008 at 8:02 am

    Whatever it is that is making GE Dies postponed, it’s probably very important. Good luck with the shows, I look forward to seeing them.

  15. nadine on November 7, 2008 at 5:59 am

    no problem! take all the time u need. no seriously the new album can’t wait. I need 2 listen 2 some new songs…

  16. Zach on November 7, 2008 at 5:52 am

    Fuck the new LP album, that shit can wait. That way you can do your art show and Chester can release Dead By Sunrise and do a tour.

  17. Gabry94LinkinParkfan23 on November 7, 2008 at 5:48 am

    hey mike.. i see, dont worry its kk.. we can wait of course!! byee =*

  18. Jordana on November 7, 2008 at 5:17 am

    Hey Mike! ItΒ΄s really pitiful! But while we wait for your show, we can enjoy your great work here! I love your work! My best wishes to you!

  19. zephyr_ro on November 7, 2008 at 4:03 am

    i don’t live in US either, but you do a really gr8 job. take care. i hope LP can come to romania on tour cuz i really admire u guys. peace

  20. Jelly on November 7, 2008 at 3:57 am

    Anyway, I can’t come and enjoy your art ‘coz I don’t live in the U.S =D But sure that your art won’t die^^ I admire you, Mike:) Take care:)

  21. msgirl on November 7, 2008 at 2:55 am

    hmm……… i think he doesn’t wanna die……hehe…… πŸ˜‰ i hope the fans in LA will understand u… πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰

  22. Jynxx on November 7, 2008 at 2:39 am

    sorry to hear that!
    i live in the UK and im planning a trip over to LA basiclly just to see your show πŸ™‚
    very excited, keep us posted! x

  23. zahra on November 7, 2008 at 12:02 am

    aw mike…its okay

  24. Aqua101 on November 6, 2008 at 11:44 pm

    First, Mike…I can’t put any comments on this section/topic (under original comment box). It only allows me 140 characters?? WTF?? (sorry my language), but r u serious? Please fix it. Second…Oh, man! That’s suck. GLXS (dies) postponed to late 2009? But, hey..its also good news for me. I may be going back to US that time & my family live in LA also. Yaayy! So, I may have a chance to see it. I love yr art, Mike. Great…

  25. Valerie on November 6, 2008 at 9:36 pm

    Sorry about the show 😦
    H20 bottles w/ filters:
    I hope Chester’s feeling better!

  26. Illara on November 6, 2008 at 9:21 pm

    Aww Mike, was really looking forward to it but cant help it if something crops up.
    its okay, Mike. cant wait for GLXS (DIES)

  27. ninguem on November 6, 2008 at 7:46 pm

    will you watch the new csi episode with loatr?

  28. ms_shock on November 6, 2008 at 7:44 pm

    Hey Mike, make us smile, post smth good. These sad news are awful 😦

  29. ThePrincess on November 6, 2008 at 6:46 pm

    Ohh.i think i have to Re-Arrange my US plan trip,But I’m glad you gave me this info before I booked the ticket plane to come out there..dont worry,I love ur amazing artwork & i’ll be waiting until u finish it,just take ur time as long as you need..ok!! well keep us posted and take care.

  30. asianotter on November 6, 2008 at 6:20 pm

    I am truly sorry that you had to postpone your art show. I know how important your other creative outlet is to you. Keep us posted!

  31. YuN_RoCks on November 6, 2008 at 4:47 pm

    noooooo too bad Γ§_Γ§ I’m really sorry to hear this, though I would have not been able to come to US. I really hope the show will be set up soon! italian hugs ❀ ps. I hope you didn't hear what Berlusconi said about Obama: "he's good looking, young and sunburned". I REALLY apologize for he being such an ass, don't mind what he says.

  32. WTF on November 6, 2008 at 4:18 pm

    That sucks. Even though I’m on the other side of the country and couldn’t see it anyway. Can’t fly to LA every time you and Chester decide to do something awesome. 😦

    Now tell us what’s up with this already! The site is apparently registered to you.

    Really, I didn’t know you had it in you. I thought Chester and Joe were the pervs of the band. LOL. And wtf did you do to your voice? Some sort of popper stopper? Rapper Stopper? I know you can sing and all..but that sounds just a bit different but in a good way. lol Love it.

  33. tinkerbella26 on November 6, 2008 at 3:41 pm

    Damn Mike sorry to hear that..Hopefully your plans will come together again.. But I’m glad you gave us this info before I booked the trip to come out there.. Well, Keep us posted!!

  34. faiintx on November 6, 2008 at 3:33 pm

    that sucks =( but i bet it will be worth the wait, cuz ur AWESOME mike! ur my idol!

    anyway i cant wait to watch CSI tonite =]

  35. dianlucas on November 6, 2008 at 3:08 pm

    Mike, I wrote some analysis related to LP’s musics. All of them are my favorite, and when I wrote the
    texts,I tried to understand the meaning and what their relation with you: Mike, Joe, Chester, Brad, Rob,
    Dave. I thought it could be intersting post in here, cause i would like that you give me your opinion about
    my texts and mostly about the meaning of the song for you. Maybe I comitted a terrible mistake, and
    because of that, it is better you correct them.

  36. Sonia_LPrnway_ on November 6, 2008 at 2:57 pm

    awww, shame 😦

    hmm, maybe i’ll be able to arrange a trip to the US by the end of 2009 to see your art show!

    oh, and LOATR episode tonight, well, tomorrow for me! πŸ˜›

  37. martinac on November 6, 2008 at 2:52 pm

    Ah! I hope ur not too disappointed? This news is kind of a relief to me on a more selfish note, because it gives me more time to save, so I can travel from Ireland. Plus you seem to have such a demanding life-style that it’s probably better for you, as an artist, to not have such a looming deadline. You have done such a good job already with GLXS, why rush it’s conclusion, it deserves more than that. Oh & the EMAS WHAT?!! So heres your own personal text award..the category…BEST BAND EVER…and whats this?… no other bands nominated bar one…LINKIN PARK!!!…award simply states…YOU ROCK!
    U see the fans love ye, take care, MARTINACXXX

  38. cuz on November 6, 2008 at 2:47 pm

    Aww, I just hope YOU are not disappointed too much. I’ll be here so don’t worry. Take your time, relax and when you’re ready we’ll see the show. Not that I’m not interested, I love your art. I love it so much that I’ll be waiting as long as you need to finish it. I’m sure it’ll be great. Take care and have a nice day πŸ™‚

  39. Hybr1d_7h3ory on November 6, 2008 at 2:46 pm

    Thats a bummer man. But hopefully by late 2009 I will have some extra money to get out to LA for the opening. I was looking at an article online, that they were showing a tour of Joe’s house. He has some amazing pieces, and a lot of them at that. I bet you two could put on a hell of a show. Especially the Hon Solo piece. MTV really needs to do a Cribs LP edition, Chester was on an older one but Im pretty sure things have changed over the years. If not I would be willing to come record a walkthrough of your houses.
    Catch ya later Mike…Hybr1d_7h3ory
    PS…I cant wait for CSI tonight
    After you watch it guys, discuss it here…

  40. MS_Ineedyou on November 6, 2008 at 2:44 pm

    Seriously ? 😦 Thats like a LONG time from now 😦 On the other hand, TOKIO HOTEL ?!?!? I personally think they suck -.-‘
    I can’t wait for CSI !!!! Here, it will be on in exactly 3 hours and 15 minutes !! πŸ™‚

  41. MarishkaLP on November 6, 2008 at 1:58 pm

    aw….late 2009? isn’t it too long to wait? well it’s your decision, if you feel like that, let it be, though i’m disappointed a lil bit.. waiting to see the show you and Joe are working on now and… really sorry for EMA! it’s not fair!!! i think the results of voting are false!!! i voted for you every day, lots of times and i know the other fans did the same, so what happened? now i’m really really disappointed! :(((( still i know LINKIN PARK – THE BEST! and everyone knows it!

  42. LinkinParkROCK on November 6, 2008 at 1:47 pm

    Woooa how come you guys didnt win anything at the EMA’s!!!!!!!!!!! Like 30 sec’s and Tokio Hotel are good bands but LP is soooo much better!!!!!!!!!!!! Linkin Park ROCK!!! Love Em xxx

  43. nikkiann0100 on November 6, 2008 at 1:33 pm

    That’s ok. That gives me more time to save up for the show and gives you more time to make it better. Is Clement another artist or something? Are you going to post info for that show? Take care.

  44. lucky_cat on November 6, 2008 at 1:30 pm

    What is wrong today ?! One sad news after another … But an artshow curated by you and Joe is a pretty nice idea as well !

  45. Hawaii_LP_fan on November 6, 2008 at 1:19 pm

    No matter when GLXS (Dies) is, it’ll be awesome! I would still like to see it & will wait with great anticipation. :0) Thanks for letting us know! Hey, tonight CSI Leave out all the rest will be on. I’ll be glued to the tube. Saw previews & heard LP’s song! Yay!

  46. Stelios on November 6, 2008 at 1:18 pm

    well, that sucks.

  47. EpilepticChickenScratch on November 6, 2008 at 1:16 pm

    ARGH! That SUCKS. I was planning to make it to this one while I was still on Christmas break! ERGHH! sighs Hope it’s in the summer then, while I’m still in California. Best of luck with that :/

  48. Madlen on November 6, 2008 at 1:15 pm

    That’s kinda sad but still we’re gonna be patient:)And the good side of it-we can save more money to buy more merchandise from this show:)

  49. soyuneik on November 6, 2008 at 1:12 pm

    Did you read my headline ‘at least, I can’t get any more miserable’?Nah, I’m just kidding.
    Its cool. Even though your show would have just been a small part of my solo vacation. I won’t be able to go there twice this year and I’d really like to see your work. So, I’ll wait.

  50. Charlotte_Jay on November 6, 2008 at 1:10 pm

    Aww but don’t worry Mike, you’ll have more time to work on your new pieces.

    Good Luck man, take care πŸ™‚

  51. rockermeg on November 6, 2008 at 1:09 pm

    Aw that sucks you won’t get to do it earlier
    Is it because you think you’ll be making the new album around that time?
    I couldn’t go anyway,,not enough money to fly out to LA from London for a day xD
    I’d love to come if I could
    Maybe,sometime in the future when you have time,you could tour with your art???
    I’d really love to see your work

  52. ixabel_LP on November 6, 2008 at 1:07 pm

    MIKE!!! I’M SOOO SAD… IT’S NOT FAIR…=( LP’S THE BEST for all us that is enough…

    kisses for U mike and for rest of the band^.^

  53. LPfan4life721 on November 6, 2008 at 12:46 pm

    Aww, that’s too bad, Mike. That is okay though because your art will be worth the wait. I would like to come out to LA and see your show, but I do not know. Good luck with the new album and the art show. I cannot wait to see what you guys come up with!!

  54. Shinoda77 on November 6, 2008 at 12:40 pm

    Damn@MTV EMA! LP couldn’t win anything! It’s not fair!!!!!! Tokio Hotel and 30 Seconds To Mars?!?!?! WTF!!!! LP is the bestttttttttttt!!!!!

  55. durg on November 6, 2008 at 12:39 pm

    aww 😦 cries
    oh well its okay, maybe ill be able to see it now.
    & what a coinci-dink; im listening to the tv & on TRL theyre doing a like, over the last 10 years kindof thing, & just showed in the end & were saying that they love you mike. :p
    & about the wreck Chi Cheng got into, so did Gustav Shafer from Tokio Hotel. 😦

  56. skindesbous on November 6, 2008 at 12:36 pm

    See it by the other face, you’ll have more time to finish your work πŸ™‚ And we’ll wait as long as you need it (at least, I’ll do) =D Don’t worry, I’m sure we’ll know your art one way or another πŸ˜€

  57. Jaclyn on November 6, 2008 at 12:34 pm

    It’s like a sign. The death is postponed. And a random song on my playlist was Slip out the back. Wish your new album sounded in FM style πŸ™‚

    ps Thanx for posting my fav picture Song ❀

  58. lp_fm_fan on November 6, 2008 at 12:15 pm

    this is kinda good for me…considering i thought i’d never be able to make it in January because of no money. but sorry to hear it was postponed! i hope i can make it now….lol. late 2009, eh? hmmm, like…October? o.O

  59. Mikeshi_Linkfort on November 6, 2008 at 12:13 pm

    Has almost forgotten! Mike, look this video on mine not bad looks=)

  60. dulcemdl on November 6, 2008 at 12:11 pm

    Thank you for letting us !!!Who is Clement,Mike?????

  61. lp_lisa_schnuller on November 6, 2008 at 12:09 pm

    I would love to visit your artshow next year….

    Too bad, that I live in Germany πŸ˜₯

    Come to Germany with your artshow pls:)

  62. Mikeshi_Linkfort on November 6, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    Mike! It will not be very bad that exhibitions in January = (I Hope, that the exhibition takes place earlier than in the end 2009 =) I wish good luck =)

  63. zigzagflyer on November 6, 2008 at 12:02 pm

    Hey Mike, life happens! I’m always looking forward to checking out your stuff. Sooner is better then later though! Oh well. One more opportunity for me to practice patience! lol

  64. ManBearPig on November 6, 2008 at 11:57 am

    Dang. Bit of a bummer, but oh well, c’est la vie. I’ll still check out what you’ll have in its stead, since it’ll still be good (not as good, of course, lol). Besides, a weekend trip to LA is always fun. Do you have any suggestions for stuff to do around the LA-area other than the obvious touristy stuff? Plus, I’ve done most of it before.

  65. Kalini on November 6, 2008 at 11:56 am

    Mike, you are so busy now – new LP album, Glorious Excess (Dies), you don’t need to do it in January and I agree with the other comments before me – Summer is the best time. GLXS BORN took place in the Summer. More people could travel to LA during that time of the year to see the show, as well. Who is Clement? The alternative show with artworks, selected by you and Joe, sounds interesting. Thank you for informing us! Take care! Krassie K.

  66. Lee on November 6, 2008 at 11:54 am

    Trying to build up suspense, are you? πŸ˜‰ Just kidding. Don’t worry about it, Mike.

  67. sasummsumm on November 6, 2008 at 11:32 am

    hm i hope it will be in august then…because i hopefully will come to the us then dude !!!! that would be totally fantastic…wohooo hopes^^

  68. Raspberry on November 6, 2008 at 11:24 am

    Thank you for letting us know hun, saves me trying to get hold of you to let you know i wouldn’t be able to make it πŸ˜‰

  69. I_B_Long on November 6, 2008 at 11:18 am

    understanding? HAH! that might possibly be the best thing ive heard all week, because i am very likely to be back in the US in late ’09, so theres a chance i might be able to go see it now! YAAAYYYY.

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