End of Tour Update

August 13, 2009

Hey guys…thanks for the suggestions here http://www.mikeshinoda.com/blog/responses_to_fans/poa_intro about what to rap over the “Points Of Authority” intro. I threw some of “Step Up” over it the other night, and “Dedicated” last night. Dedicated sounded pretty good, in particular.

Three more shows to go on this tour (Shanghai, Macau, and back to L.A.), then we’re home…and the Glorious Excess (Dies) art show kicks off on the 29th. I’m finalizing all the last minute details for the show: the art is being delivered to the museum, the book has gone to print, and I’m planning the rest of the exciting details of the show. I’ll try to cover as much of it as I can, here on mikeshinoda.com, for all of you that live too far away to make it. But for those of you that can come, I hope eo see you there. There’s nothing like seeing the art in person…




  1. twilight_LP on September 20, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    The Tokyo show was awesome:) Thanks guys, you really made my summer. I would love to go to your art show, but I live in Japan…is there any way you can bring your art to Japan? Please try!

  2. caro09 on September 3, 2009 at 4:46 am

    -the show in Stuttgart was super-chester sung three songs with DBS but it would be a perfect show if you would come with fort minor,too πŸ™‚

  3. Zephran on August 19, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    Now that I think about it, you should’ve gotten “Standing in the middle” in there, that would be sweet. Hope you’re coming to sweden soon. Like really, 1 show in almost 10 years soon.. 2 canceled shows.. Youtube is great, but as you just said yourself; “There’s nothing like seeing the art in person…”


  4. YuN_RoCks on August 16, 2009 at 3:14 am

    ..so find a way to bring your art oversea! You know europe loves you and we adore your art, the only thought of meeting you at one of your art shows makes me die a little: PLEASE try to organize something for the future! good luck with everything : )

  5. zahra on August 16, 2009 at 1:35 am

    DUDE THATS AWESOME!!!I WISH I WAS THERE i love that song dedicated and its sooo OLD..lol…hey and i sooo totaly KNOW what u mean theres nothing like seeing the art in person…its just like THERES NOTHING BUT SEEING A LIVE CONCERT !.lol!….BTW BIG THANX 4 trying to cover it on ur store thing!…i’m very gr8full!,,,X))) thanxxxxx

  6. allhailmike on August 15, 2009 at 10:04 pm

    hell yeah. glad you heeded my advice πŸ˜› kiddin.

  7. cincybmxlpfreak on August 15, 2009 at 2:43 pm

    Awesome! I’m so happy you did Dedicated at the beginning. That’s sweet. You should do that on the next US tour. πŸ™‚ Good luck and have fun at the art show! πŸ™‚

  8. Madlen on August 15, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    Dude I love Dedicated so much and actually seeing it live (video but still :D) is soo awesome:)Thanks for listening to the fans:)Anyway we’re waiting for Glorious Excess… πŸ™‚

  9. Maaark on August 15, 2009 at 12:13 pm

    Oh, great songs you chose to rap over POA. Still wanna see you rapping Right Now over POA as well. I think it’d sound amazing.

    I’m so excited about the Art Show. I’d be more if I lived there, but that’s ok. Thank you so much for caring about the fans who can’t go. That’s awesome man.

    Take care Mike!

  10. Eillen on August 15, 2009 at 10:03 am

    Hi, Mike
    Thank you guys came Taipei for the concert!It was a great night!But I have something need to tell you!August 13, 2009 that night!The LPU M & G I didn’t went there, because the BBH told me the wrong information!They told me the M & G changed time to 10:00pm after the concert!And when the concert end, I went to ask the staff!They told me to wait!When the time was 10:30pm, the staff told me that you guys had left!I was very sad!Because I really want to meet you guys!I just want to let you know!I want to go to the M & G, but I got the wrong information from the staff of the BBH so I losed the chance to meet you!Hope you’ll come Taipei again soon!Love you!

  11. htx2m3bc on August 14, 2009 at 11:02 pm

    :~) Man that is so awesome. I wish you many blessings. That all goes well. Yes, do pleease share with us that are not able to attend to such a wonderful event in your life. Once again, Thanks 4 being such a true inspiration to so many people. Many respects for you. Imma tell you one thing, ever since I started getting back to LP. I aint gonna lie I have started drawing again. I’ve posted some on my lp site. Not the best in the world but I get to express myself.

    THANKS :~)

  12. WidyaRahayu on August 14, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    i want to come…

  13. Linkinboss on August 14, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    i would love to go to glorious excess (Dies) but i live too far XD but anyway good luck with that =D

    thanks you very much for hearing us about POA, dedicated over POA is just pure win. i hope you keep asking things about your shows. we gladly answer you

  14. LPBekka on August 14, 2009 at 2:41 pm

    LOL, I’m going to sound like an utter fangirl but I adore your art! ❀
    Seriously Mike you're such an inspiration to aspiring artists. I love your work, every piece is just breath-taking and all so incredibly amazing!! You stun me with your talent!

    Anyway Id love to see it in person, there’s probably nothing like seeing it in person as you said! Still unfortunituly some parents are unwilling to allow their 17year old daughter to travel from Ireland to LA but good luck. I’m positive it’ll be a hit!

  15. Sintia on August 14, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    definitly keep us posted and cover as much as you can. Mike, I hope you, LP, & your families are doing good and are in excellent health.

  16. ffmuteki9 on August 14, 2009 at 10:18 am

    Last night in Taipei, Taiwan was fucking awesome!!Although it was raining half of the 4-hour show, the show was still great!!
    Thanks for showing special rap Dedicated over POA, just amazing!! We’d like to have more interactions with you LP guys during the show, but the time seemed to be insufficient, thats OK still. We all Taiwanese have to thanks for donating to our victims in souther Taiwan suffering from the worst typhoon Morakot. Thanks Linkin Park, Thanks MFR, Thanks the concerns from the All-American Rejects and Hoobastank. the show that night was the coolest ever in Taiwan!! World Peace.

  17. ACDalgaard on August 14, 2009 at 10:17 am

    Man, I really wish I could go to one of your art shows. Please, please, please, if possible, bring one to Europe!

  18. antje on August 14, 2009 at 10:08 am

    “There’s nothing like seeing the art in person…” Nice words and I totaly agree….so come to europe with your art! Would be great to see the art in person…

    Anyway… Wish you all the best with your art show!!!!!

  19. rockermeg on August 14, 2009 at 9:38 am

    Awesome! It’s good you guys haven’t forgotten all your Xero/Hybrid Theory stuff πŸ™‚
    OK well good luck! Wish I could see it

  20. Curiosa on August 14, 2009 at 9:28 am

    Hey Mike, like the people below me, I would also like to hear Dedicated rapped over the POA intro. Sounds like a really good mix. πŸ™‚ U guys have a safe trip & thanks 4 giving me the chance 2 see ur artwork :), any later & I wouldn’t have been able to. πŸ™‚ TC. πŸ™‚ Now my turn to umm..”rant”. πŸ˜‰

    @boyzdontcry: lmao Boy, I’ve dealt w/worse comments than that b4! lol The last “boy” that tried 2 pick on me like that did it cause he was interested in me only 2 find out it didn’t work. The smart 1s r the 1s who go about it the right way. πŸ˜‰ Aw whats wrong? Princess not paying any attention 2 u? 😦 Too bad. 😦 BTW, who did I talk about? πŸ™‚

    Mike will boys ever learn? lol

  21. Alessandra on August 14, 2009 at 9:06 am

    Thanks for sharing your art with us … I’m coming to LA on vacation … from Slovenia but unfortunately I come on 31 August, I couldn’t make it for 29 😦
    oo yes few days ago finally your hand signed art come to me, fucking great πŸ™‚ take care Mike

  22. RachaelLP on August 14, 2009 at 9:04 am

    Goddamn i wish i could’ve heard Dedicated….though Place For My Head was pretty awesome. You should do Reading My Eyes again!

  23. Lvix on August 14, 2009 at 8:57 am

    Are there anywhere vids about it? I want to see dedicated!
    The best Mike rap ever:p lol
    Mike, you made a typo mistake: I hope TO see you there:p


    Lode from Belgium.

  24. adam_28 on August 14, 2009 at 8:07 am

    Dedicated and P.O.A… wish I got to see that!

  25. cuz on August 14, 2009 at 8:01 am

    Thanks for making it with “Dedicated”!!! Now I’m dying to hear it! “Dedicated” is my second favourite LP’s song of all times so it’s amazing to finally hear it live! Would be great if you play more of those older tracks.

    Can’t wait for Glorious Excess (Dies) too! Unfortunately I live on the other side of Earth so I can’t come but I’m buying the art book for sure. Good luck with the final touches πŸ™‚

  26. FCastro on August 14, 2009 at 7:54 am

    Thank you very very very very much Mike, hear “Dedicated” over Points intro always was my dream!! my next dream is hear Papercut again this year, even over the outro… anyway, thanks for see what we fans think!!

  27. shu on August 14, 2009 at 7:34 am

    hey man those songs sound great i bet and i have a suggestion you can do. you can do your verse in the song spray paint and ink pens in the beginning and to end it off with a part of believe me i think it would sound great thats my suggestion for you man hope you rock the show like you always do!

  28. xXLEOXx on August 14, 2009 at 7:14 am

    Mike, I really have to laud you! πŸ™‚ I think you are such a great person and itΒ΄s unbeliveable how you care about us fans! I mean, which other celebrity is doing that in this way like you? You stay always in contact with us and thats a pretty cool thing! I think I thank you in this way for everyone here! I know, I said it so often but I hope that I can meet you anytime to thank you in person! ( by the way: my biggest dream is to live and work anytime in LA and maybe weΒ΄ll see us soon! πŸ˜€ )
    We love you for everything what you do and who you are! We will support you, whatevert it is! Take care, Mike… and best wishes for the GLXS (Dies) show!
    β™₯THANK YOU, MIKE!β™₯

  29. BENITA on August 14, 2009 at 6:31 am

    Man are u busy πŸ˜‰ .. they should give the Star Trek-technology to all of us so that we could travel around the world faaaast! Until then Im going to buy ur book & c u again on tour soon :-D. All the best for ur show!!!

  30. lucky_cat on August 14, 2009 at 4:26 am

    ” There’s nothing like seeing the art in person…” Argh, this really hurts me! Because I’ll not be there … but I’m looking forward to the book and your coverage here. Good luck with the show and the end of the tour!
    It seems the summer draws to a close, sigh …

  31. Eddie on August 14, 2009 at 3:53 am

    WOW!!! Step Up and Dedicated!!!!! Yeah!!!!! Awesome!!!! And thank you very much for this “I’ll try to cover as much of it as I can, here on mikeshinoda.com, for all of you that live too far away to make it.” THANK YOU BRO!!!!!! We appreciate it!!!! πŸ™‚

  32. miKer0cks on August 14, 2009 at 3:49 am

    ” I hope eo see you there” Hehe^^ Even you do typos! Anyways, Good choices for the intro of POA! Must have been awesome! Good luck on the last 3 shows! Hope the weather improves a bit over there fingers crossed

    As for GED, I’m so excited! I can’t wait to see the new pieces and get the book! As you said, nothing’s better than seeing the art in person but for us who live in the other side of the world it’s too difficult to come πŸ˜₯ I can’t wait to be 18! Then I’ll be in every single art show of yours! It’s a promise πŸ™‚ Meanwhile, how about taking GE for tour? And maybe include Greece in the places you’ll go πŸ˜‰

    Thx for keeping us updated on everything πŸ™‚ We appreciate it! πŸ˜€

  33. boyzdontcry on August 14, 2009 at 3:44 am

    This is Fucking awesome !!!.. i can’t be there … but at least me and my Band-mate still have a chance πŸ˜‰ …. Anyway have fun at shanghai dude !!!

    OFF TOPIC : We’ll see the stupid comment from ‘the’ Annoying Curious Paparazzi !! .. I bet her head will explode if she read this πŸ˜› .. LOL … LOL !!

  34. aussieChazz on August 14, 2009 at 3:31 am

    This is a good news to all people here πŸ˜‰ .. Aussie fucking in !!!

    NOTE : and the big crowd is start right now πŸ˜€ …

  35. jeffryLP on August 14, 2009 at 3:20 am

    LA , Shanghai, Macau , NY or whatever .. hell yeah baby , I β€˜ll totally be there !!!

    PS ‘ Luv ya !!

  36. Shinoda77 on August 14, 2009 at 3:00 am

    Mike, I have to say that I love your typos xD I hope eo see you there ❀

    Wish I could make it to show but.. Turkey is so far pfft…

    And this year was the greatest year ever to me. I’ve seen you guys live and it was the best moment of my entire life. I’l never forget it. God, I can’t believe that I met you. I hope you come Turkey again.

    I’m looking forward to more info about the show since i can’t make it to show.

    Hope to see you soon, love you.

  37. luckyluck on August 14, 2009 at 2:56 am

    Whoaaa .. now i have the opportunity to come .. thanks for the update πŸ˜€

  38. LPmadman on August 14, 2009 at 2:46 am

    wherever the tropical air will bring me .. I definitely will be there dude πŸ˜€ ..

    NOTE : Halelujah .. thanks for the news !!

  39. msgirl on August 14, 2009 at 2:37 am

    =) I WISH I WAS ABLE TO SEE YOUR CONCERT!but i hope,u will make ur art show next year,in LA….=) and i will go!i hope u will have a great glorious excess dies!and great tour!=) have a nice day!

  40. ThePrincess on August 14, 2009 at 2:17 am

    Before I want to congratulate you guys coz the show is running successfully..uhm..you right , There’s nothing like seeing the art in person but I was a lil’ confused coz on the 29th I’ve to choose Come to the opening of GLXS ( DIES ) that I’ve been waiting since long time ( yes , I need ur β€˜ hi and sign β€˜ ) LOL ! or Attended My X-fiancee’s wedding in NY , which I think he hate me coz he held the ceremony in the same date and the worst he invited me as a special guest !! LOL .. well , whatever it is thanks for the update !!

  41. Lyra on August 14, 2009 at 1:56 am

    hey Mike~~i’m so glad LP’s coming to Shanghai~~god..im SO excited…..I CANT BELIEVE I’M GONNA SEE U GUYS LIVE TOMORROW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!OMG LIFE IS SOOOOO GOOD!!!!!!!!!XDXDXDDDDDDD………jumpin…..SEE U TOMORROW MIKEY~~ πŸ˜€

  42. LcatP on August 14, 2009 at 1:35 am

    Reading other people’s comments makes me appreciate the fact that I live in Cali πŸ™‚ .. SoCal! And I’m glad Epicenter and GLXS Dies is happening in the summer.. before heading north to college again. Thanks for the update Mike.


  43. gitsalp on August 14, 2009 at 1:13 am

    Mike i’m one of those people who can’t make it to your Glorious art show!! i live in Greece and it’s too far from L.A!!But these 2 and a half years i’m listening to LP music i see how great your art shows are!! you are doing a really great job!! Keep up the good work Mike and keep rocking!!! Greece loves LP!! Hope to see you next year in Athens cause i couldn’t make it this year!!
    Best wishes for all of you!!!

  44. niabai20 on August 14, 2009 at 12:53 am

    Hi mike how is the tour going.
    I hear that your came home soon.
    Are you glad your caming home.
    I can’t wait to see the rest of your art picture.
    I hope you guy came arizona to in sept.
    Because i have never seen you guy play here before.

  45. Jupiter on August 14, 2009 at 12:53 am

    I wish I could go to a concert..

    I just bought the M2M cd today and its great! I heard the songs alot b4 too and..Im listening to it right now πŸ˜€

  46. Staysia on August 14, 2009 at 12:29 am

    Hi Mike! Thanks you for a magnificent concert in Saint Petersburg on July, 26th!!!! It was unforgettable!!! Very much I wait your following visit to Russia!!! It would be desirable to see Glorious Excess Dies, but unfortunately I live very far ((
    I wish successes in the further creativity, once again thanks for all!!! Forgive for my uneducated English)))

  47. Ching on August 14, 2009 at 12:14 am

    Hey Mike. You were so amazing last night! “Dedicated” is really cool for POA. I love it!!
    And thanks for your help and concern for Taiwan.
    Good luck to you all in tour. πŸ™‚

  48. redwoman on August 14, 2009 at 12:00 am

    there’s nothing like seeing you in person! unfotunately I’m a little too far, Rome is not really so close to L.A. anyway I’m happy to hear you’re so excited about your art show. I’m with you.

  49. vladpalets on August 13, 2009 at 11:51 pm


  50. linkinladie328 on August 13, 2009 at 11:47 pm

    sweet! cant wait for you guys to come back home. i’ll definately be there at Pomona Epicenter πŸ˜€
    sorry i cant make it to the opening of your art show on the 29th. i’m going a trip with some friends. but i’ll be sure to stop by while it’s open to the public :] see you next weekend! -maria :]

    ps – question i’ve been asking a lot but never get a response to: in the “Given Up” music video, there are flashes of words from a book i think (a schitzotype, you are special, when it was final) where are those words from? thanks mike!

  51. EwaPLN on August 13, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    Setita is right. COME TO POLAND NEXT YEAR ;D. Mayby to Heineken Opener Festival in Gdynia.It’s really awesome festival.

  52. andreas215 on August 13, 2009 at 11:35 pm

    Excellent! “Step up” and “Dedicated” I was hoping that you’ll choose those songs and you did! πŸ™‚ Good choice Mike! Can’t find any videos though but I hope they will upload POA on youtube! And good luck with the art show!

  53. Setita on August 13, 2009 at 11:10 pm

    I get use to start my day from checking if there is something new on this blog. It’s addictive!! And what a dissapointment when it’s nothing new!! uggh πŸ˜‰ I’v found some materials from Okinawa show on YouTube and would like to share:

    Take care guys! You must be exhausted with the traveling and shows. Good luck, take some rest and visit Poland next year !

  54. ZoeLP on August 13, 2009 at 11:05 pm

    hey Mike,I’m really soooooooooooo excited now,can’t believe that i gonna see you tomorrow in Shanghai:)you’re awesome!love you and see you tomorrow!

  55. Dori on August 13, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    Hey Mike, glad the shows are going well! Will you be posting the address of the museum up on here like you did last year? If not, it’s cool. We can just go to the website and then mapquest for directions… Love you!

  56. aLLey_beNNoda on August 13, 2009 at 10:45 pm

    Mike,thanks for being so sweet and keeping us updated! I was in horrible mood, but this post has made my day πŸ™‚
    my next wish is,please,tell Joe (or anyone) who made those “echo” effect with Chester voice in ur live shows (you undestand what i mean?),to reduce it,because we’d like to hear Chester “real” scream.we’ll still love him,even when his voice is in his “down time”.thankz man,and good luck<3

  57. Wotur11 on August 13, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    awwwww well done! you are a miracle maker :]] so, lemme dream bout your art show πŸ˜€ i wanna stand by you, even while sleepin LOL πŸ˜› ps mike you are so sweet in this post =D =D

  58. ruru87 on August 13, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    hi mike, can’t wait to see you tomorrow in shanghai. just say hi. very excited now!

  59. Fragile on August 13, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    HI,Mike,you wrote that it will be three more shows-Shanghai,Macau….and LA?Or probably you mean Epicenter09?Or probably i didn’t understand you…Please,if it will be a show in LA,tell exactly where…Thank you so much..
    And of course,i would like to visit GE…So,i’m waiting for the 29th.
    Thank you so much again.Good luck to you in tour.

  60. YourConscience on August 13, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    Mike, you’re awesome. I’ll admit I was kind of disappointed when GLXS Dies got pushed back (and even moreso when I found out it’d be to late August) because it means I probably won’t be able to make it out, but I’m really glad that you plan on covering it here on your blog for all of the fans who wish they could be there and can’t. I just hope you’ll save me a signed program to go with the one I got last July at GLXS Born (or, you know, you could have Rob bring it to me – hehe). Glad the tour is going good, but it’ll be good to have you guys back home. =) Take care lovies.

  61. KATHYxx on August 13, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    Dedicated? I want to hear! That’s definitely one of my favorite songs of all time.

    The trip to the art show’s quite long for me, but maybe I can be one of the people to make it.

  62. JayKao on August 13, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    Mike you were awesome on the stage last night !! and putting “dedicated” for the POA intro was really a good choice. too bad you can’t stay in Taiwan longer, but still thanks for everything you (and MFR) do to help those people in southern taiwan. Thank you !

  63. DaniShinoda on August 13, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    Hey Mike, good choose. I wanna see a video from Dedicated/POA! Have fun in the end of the tour and let us know about Glorious Excess Dies, ’cause in my case, I’m far away from LA like I said before. Cya!

  64. JPkaukonen on August 13, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    thanx for the great update. have fun in the last shows, and good luck with the art show! i’ll be there there in spirit, like i always am. πŸ™‚ love, jp

  65. LockjawGroudon on August 13, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    That’s great, it would be great if you have a video of the Dedicated/Points of Authority remix. I would really love to see it.

  66. Anstice on August 13, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    Ooh, that’s awesome =). I feel bad because my best friend (who you guys met in June in the studio as Ignacia [if you remember right, she was pregnant]) was going to go to your artshow, but she’s having her baby in the next few weeks! =) OFF-TOPIC: Sadly, however, right now, her husband (who is a United States Marine) is away without cell phone reception, so she’s worried she’s going to go into labor without him there and no way to get a hold of him. You should totally congratulate her on her baby boy (who, incidentally, she is naming “Mikah” =D). It might make her feel a little better to see that people are still here =) And you’d be made of win. β™₯Jade

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