Linkin Park Wins Best Live Act at EMAs

November 7, 2010

Thanks again to all the great folks who are a part of our live show, both behind the scenes and in the crowd.  We appreciate you guys, and were honored to be given the award tonight for “Best Live Act.”

Besides the performance of “Waiting For The End,” which was aired on the show, we played a 60 minute set for the crowd in front of the Puerta De Alcalá tonight.  That show will be premiering on MTV in the coming weeks.

Here was a snippet…that crowd was LOUD.



  1. bluegirl3hmb on November 13, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    congraaaaaaaaaaaaats….plz come to the middle east please …u have a big fans just waiting for u luv u aloooooooooooooooooooooottttt

  2. thegluelpfan on November 12, 2010 at 8:41 am

    I knew you’d win 😀 You should have won in the other category too but it doesn’t matter…next year 😛 Congrats and amazing performance!

  3. linkinparkgiss on November 12, 2010 at 7:47 am


  4. d3rak on November 9, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    Congratulations guys, I was a small part of that crowd, thanks to realize my dream, to see linkin park live. Eternally grateful. From Madrid (now a little more known in the world).

    I’m uploading the videos of the concert, I still have enough, here I leave a breakthrough.

    Nunca dejéis de regalarnos vuestra música.

    P.D Mike, necesito un disco nuevo de Fort Minor cuanto antes, me lo ha recetado el medico 😉

  5. GTPBabe on November 9, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    Congrats guys,you deserve it..I voted for yah in all the catagories there were and wished you picked up more.But there are other awards you guys will hammer down,that you deserve,plus you have all of us that give you awards of our own! Keep rockin it out guys,and have fun! Wish canada could see u live..nudge nudge..huhummm..psstt..Victoria at the Save On Foods Memorial Plaza 🙂

  6. Hell_enia on November 9, 2010 at 6:29 am

    Congratulations !!!
    I voted for you..

    I hope I can see you in Greece

  7. AThousandSunsLP on November 9, 2010 at 2:54 am

    MIKEEEEE THAT WAS INSANE!!! I started screaming “WOOOOO!!!” LOL!! it was amazing! we voted A LOT to make it work, and it did! I’m so happy for you guys! the performance was EPIC as usual, you rock!! (the gangsta style with hoodie and beanie suits you better than the “rockstar” one, Mike. you look more… more Mike)

  8. mercenary18 on November 8, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    Hey Mike Congrats on LPs win!! Awesome show! wulda LOVED to have been there =D wish we culda got the whole performance of the VMA performance at the observatory…that was the time of my life! oh and on a random note, here’s an itunes app thats pretty fun…i have i feeling Phoenix will love it haha it’s called Pocket God =) if anyone else is interested, it’s only 99cents!

  9. melbapinckney on November 8, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    Congratulations, Mike! I’m so happy for you. You deserve that win big time. You guys work your a**es off! Go Linkin Park Go!

  10. lpgal9000 on November 8, 2010 at 6:29 pm

    I love that song ^^ Congrats guys, you totally deserve it!!!

  11. izzcorner on November 8, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    Guys, you´re gods! seriously. Your performance at mtv adwards was so brilliant, well, like always. I hope to see you soon in Madrid again, please!! Spain loves Linkin Park!! I love LP since years and years . I only have to say: thanks, thanks for exist, thanks to making me happy with your music.

  12. galinmitev on November 8, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    See this AWESOME “Wretches And Kings” Video! :

  13. twinkieromero on November 8, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    Mike, seriously, thank you very very much for the brilliant show that you executed yesterday. You made people feeling really good and comfortable with your music and attitude. It was worth waiting for see you eight years, two nights without sleeping in a shabby bus and one entire day on my feet without any food or drink (to ensure I don′t need the toilet so I can stay in the 2nd row). I cried out of happiness as I was jumping and singing with the rest of the crowd. Without a doubt, last Sunday was one of the most beautiful days of my life. Thank you again, Linkin Park for have your feet on the ground and treat the fans in this way. I almost forgot, your crew is really thoughful with us =).

  14. cctjehh on November 8, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    I have to keep an eye on MTV… I defently want to see the show! I’m still enjoying the Hamburg show. (:

  15. aravind221 on November 8, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    awww so cool mikey , i wish u guys plat “WITH YOU” tomorrow in Birmingham for us 🙂

  16. alenakol on November 8, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    Oh damn … Stupidly of course be obtained from my side …
    Guys, Look new Russian group MOREMONEY, a sound you seldom hear where! It is a sensation!

  17. nadiabs on November 8, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    It was great and congrats!! thank you for all these years of good music!!

  18. LinkinFreaky on November 8, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    btw.. Mike you have to watch this xD:

  19. randoms98 on November 8, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    On the EMA website they put up a blog asking people who they thought would win “Best Live Act”. 51% put Lady Gaga, but only 19% put Linkin Park, and you guys won! IN HER FACE! Lady Gaga needs to dress up in ridiculous outfits to get people’s attention on stage, while you guys just need your amazing voices and music!!!! I love Linkin Park!
    Also, I really love Iridescent, and I think you should make it a single. Mike, you said you wanted to do a piano cover of Iridescent, did you?

  20. 3infinity on November 8, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    Congratulations Mr. Kenji!!!

  21. chicaleelo on November 8, 2010 at 9:38 am

    Congratulations guys!! you deserve it!! I voted for you everytime I could!! you are the best group in the world! and your shows are amazing!! I saw you guys in Santiago de Chile 10/09/2010… that night was amazing…was a dream come true!

    greetings from CHILE *Claudia*

  22. rachels7 on November 8, 2010 at 9:23 am

    Congratulations guys…im so happy, but i think that you also deserve the award of best rock …stupid 30 seconds to mars .i voted so much on you guys
    linkin park rules..mem you´re or loved.great performance the best sound and voices ever LINKIN PARK IS THE BEST LIVE ACT,see you on the grammys

  23. alexvsc on November 8, 2010 at 9:19 am

    LP the best!

    Can someone tell me what sunglasses was Mike wearing during WFTE?

  24. antigonilp on November 8, 2010 at 8:50 am

    Congratulations guys! Wow, being the ”Best Live Act” for many years in a row means a lot! I can’t wait to see the whole show on TV! I wish you many more awards in the future! 😀 You really deserve it!

  25. lpallyssa on November 8, 2010 at 8:50 am

    You really deserved this award. Your Shows are always awesome. Congrats

  26. illegalou on November 8, 2010 at 8:39 am

    Hey guys congrats!!
    I wished to be there but…
    Anyway, keep rockin’!

  27. millalp94 on November 8, 2010 at 7:59 am

    I saw it on TV and I looove it!! your performance was awesome!!! I love the song!!! and I was s happy when you won the award for “Best Live” you really deserve it!! but you also deserved the “best rock” award…but I think, we the fans know that! 🙂 3

  28. somegallory on November 8, 2010 at 7:35 am


  29. lpanna2010 on November 8, 2010 at 7:29 am

    You were sooo amazing. Great,you win Best live act but for me you also Best rock.
    Congratulation boys.
    I hope I see you soon back in Berlin.
    Love you guys XD

  30. aline4lp on November 8, 2010 at 7:03 am

    Congrats to you guys, you really deserve that award!!!
    I voted so many times the last weeks, becouse you ARE he best live band in the world!!! But I have a question Mike, where do you put all your awards you won?

  31. lorenalp on November 8, 2010 at 7:00 am

    OMG! si hubiese sabido que iban a tocar mas de una cancion hubiese ido :S Congrats for the award!

  32. zahralp on November 8, 2010 at 6:49 am

    I AM SOOO HAPPY FOR U GUYS! , i was screaming when i saw teh guy with the wierd hate say :linkin park! XD
    that was awesome!

    lucky madrid ppl XD .wish i was there…

    and i saw this today …

  33. chelseasw3 on November 8, 2010 at 6:45 am

    Congratulations for the MTV EMA Best Live Act Award you received yesterday in Madrid. No other band deserved this award because you’re definitely the best ones on stage and with us every time you come down the pit. I wish I would have been there for the 60 minute set you played for the Spanish fans who were in La Puerta de la Alcalà. It’s an awesome place with a great atmosphere. I hope to see you ASAP in Paris or somewhere else in this huge world 🙂

  34. hybridlpfm on November 8, 2010 at 6:42 am

    Thank you guys for this amazing show!!!! You deserved that award and that HUGE AND LOUD CROWD!!!! Thanks for making me so happy yesterday!!! Congratulations!!! 🙂
    I’ve lost my voice…!!!!! THE BEST LIVE ACT SHOW I’VE EVER ATTENDED!!!! I hope you want to come back soon, yesterday you really knew how much Spain loves you!!!!!

  35. lpablo on November 8, 2010 at 6:27 am

    Thank you for such an amazing show!! I was there screaming as loud as I can xD
    And congratulations, you deserve that award.

  36. kliope on November 8, 2010 at 6:04 am

    Thank you guys for the amazing performance last night at Madrid!

    It was so great! When the host announed you were the best Best Live act was so moving! I hope you guys enjoyed the show as much as we did! and of course I hope you received the double of the towels that you demmand cause basically you played twice taking in consideration the soundcheck!! jk!

    Come back soon!
    Gracias por venir!!

  37. gaobaoayu123 on November 8, 2010 at 5:33 am

    The crowed is incredible!Congratulations to your guys and the live is great!!

  38. gisseleliana25 on November 8, 2010 at 5:17 am

    congrats guys!!!! You deserve!!!! Lov u forever!!!!

  39. evik90 on November 8, 2010 at 5:16 am

    great news, congratulations, guys!! You’re amazing, nobody else would deserve the price more than you =) btw, the video is cool but too short..

  40. martaqb on November 8, 2010 at 4:53 am

    You truly deserve the award, your show is amazing, and at EMAS you were great!!!

  41. luki9875 on November 8, 2010 at 4:48 am

    I am super delighted that YOU guys won it. When Slash said LINKIN PARK I screamed and woke up my parents haha. See you tomorrow in Birmingham, looking forward to this so much!

  42. janine1978 on November 8, 2010 at 4:27 am

    Yeah, we LP Fans made it. Congrats guys, you deserve it. Saw you guys in Berlin @O2 World, 10/20/2010 (LPU Meet and Greet). The show was amazing (the hammer). LP ROCKS

  43. noelia100lp on November 8, 2010 at 4:22 am

    I was there. Was the first time I saw it live, and for me it was a dream come true. you deserve it! I Love You!!!

  44. linkinparkforever275 on November 8, 2010 at 4:06 am

    Congrats my favourite band 🙂
    You deserve it!
    Sadly you did not got the other EMA for BEST ROCK, but to be Fair, congrats to 30seconds to mars!
    Cannot wait for the whole show!! Saw you guys in Dortmund (LPU Meet and Greet) and in Cologne Next day!!! was insane! Had a ticket for the Hamburg show too but i was totally sick that day 😦 sorry
    It was soo cool how happy you were for the ema mike 🙂

  45. alenakol on November 8, 2010 at 4:01 am

    Hooray! Thank you, God! I am very happy! Guys, You deserve this award, You are the best! We love you!

  46. LinkinFreaky on November 8, 2010 at 3:37 am

    Congratulation guys!!! I watched the EMAs only because i wanted to see you guys live in TV! You were amazing!

    Btw… what are you guys doin with the flags, which you get from fans for on the stage?

  47. lpwithme on November 8, 2010 at 3:35 am

    LP 4 EVER!!!

  48. enjadreal on November 8, 2010 at 3:04 am


  49. lode1989 on November 8, 2010 at 3:00 am

    You guys really worked hard for this and that’s the reason why I will come back for the 6th time watching a Linkin Park Live Show. Because you guys are perfect on the stage. Can’t wait to watch this, will it premiere somewhere in Europe or maybe DVD?

  50. melmclaughlan on November 8, 2010 at 2:45 am

    Congratulations Mike & the rest of LP! You smashed some recognised great acts into the ground, because you are the best. You really should have won Best Rock, 30STM are really getting on my tits. ¬_¬ Performance of “Waiting For The End” was fantastic. That little snippet of Iridescent… why tease us Mike? That crowd was rather big, and rather loud. Your concert in Madrid will be aired on MTV soon, won’t it? (:

  51. Xenith on November 8, 2010 at 2:38 am

    Just wanted to say that November 4th at the MEN Arena was AMAZING! Loved your new set… everything just seemed so much more grown up and I feel that I have grown with you guys.

    It was great to see the crowd appreciating the old songs. I have never seen so much movement to Breaking the Habit – 6 years in the making and totally worth the wait! I’m sure the crown will be like that for The Catalyst next year and bloody genius opening with Wretches and Kings, that sound is a show stopper on its own.

  52. anitazik on November 8, 2010 at 1:46 am

    are there vids of all songs that were performed in HD????

  53. anaaugustalp on November 8, 2010 at 1:38 am

    CONGRATULATIONS!! You deserve it!
    No need to thank! We’re fans of the best band of all time! Yes we do thank Linkin Park for being part of our lives. And thank you all for letting us be part of a bit of your life.

  54. slblue78 on November 8, 2010 at 1:14 am

    exactly in this moment i write this – waiting for the end is playin in my radio… i love your music and will always do!!! keep on doing this! its awesome!
    and please come back to germany next year – YOU ARE THE BEST LIVE-BAND!!!
    the only band that deserved it!!

  55. linkinparktjejen on November 8, 2010 at 1:07 am

    Congratz! You guys deserve it so much!!! ❤ love!

  56. fatimalp on November 8, 2010 at 12:57 am

    Congratulations guys!! I’m so happy, you deserve it!
    it was amazing! 😀 your performance was the best of course!
    Thank you ❤

  57. Rayan Lenox on November 8, 2010 at 12:50 am

    You were amazing!!! This award is yours forever! I was voting for you all the time and you won!!! *I was jumping all over the room* =)

  58. skyolker on November 8, 2010 at 12:45 am

    Your live performances are great (I saw couple)! I was so nice, that you took all your crew on stage to share winning moment with you! I’s great that you appreciate people who work with you. 😉
    Please, say hello to AJ from me!
    Have a great tour!

  59. terribletoothache on November 8, 2010 at 12:32 am

    CONGRATS!! You really deserve it, how many artists would have done such a loooong rehearsal for their fans? Just you, guys, I really appreciate it, thanks for playing that rehearsal, if not, I wouldn’t have seen you playing live (people were pushing so hard that we had to go out there :S), thanks for coming, and being such a good band. We love you guys, come back soon 🙂

  60. evooba on November 8, 2010 at 12:11 am

    I’m so proud of you guys! When Slash announced your name I went like crazy and sceamed “Hell yeah”! It was such an epic moment! Needless to say how awesome your performance was. I can’t wait to see the full set! Congrats once again, you totally deserved Tge award 😀

  61. tinalein76 on November 7, 2010 at 11:55 pm

    You can be proud of you. That their a great band live since we have seen in Hamburg/Germany. You’ve earned it 🙂 Congratulations to you all 🙂

  62. almannusrat on November 7, 2010 at 11:54 pm

    hey mike! check out this song i made! lyrical inspiration from LP!

  63. icecold25 on November 7, 2010 at 10:57 pm

    is there a video where you guys recieve the award??

  64. bananagabbana on November 7, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    that was amazing!

  65. l1nk1npark on November 7, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    You guys truly deserved it. Hope ur havin fun!!

  66. stormrider00 on November 7, 2010 at 10:25 pm

    Congrats Mike. That’s my boy, go get some.

  67. dorito82 on November 7, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    YAY, Mike!!! Hope you’re still having fun

  68. madna29 on November 7, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    congratulation for all of you, guys!

  69. gaganlp on November 7, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    congrats guyssss yeeeeeeee LP 4everr

  70. linkinlady06 on November 7, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    Congrats you guys im so happy for you!!!!!! I voted every chance i got and you deserved that win cause you guys give the best damn live shows I’ve ever seen and after that snippet im even more hyped than ever i really hope u guys tour the US cause im so on edge to see you again 🙂 LP 4 life!

  71. chester003 on November 7, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    Congratulations for winning at EMA’s… i voted for you everytime i log in to my computer… even though you didnt get the other one.. best live act is better than none at all. congrats again! long live linkin park!!

    -James CHESTER™

  72. theoneandonlysaraa on November 7, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    Dang I was at Puerta de Alcala just a small while ago. I wish I couldve seen you guys :/

  73. fsk16 on November 7, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    you deserve it guys, you are the best!

  74. pinguninjitsu on November 7, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    Congrats! Also, the snippet was way too short man, it was slightly depressing xD!

  75. Olla Chaz on November 7, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    Congratulations! ^_^

  76. argol8489 on November 7, 2010 at 7:34 pm


  77. slowlearner32 on November 7, 2010 at 7:30 pm


  78. Alexandra Nofi on November 7, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    Congrats on winning the award! Lord knows the world would’ve exploded if ya’ll didn’t win *rolls eyes* (The way fans got so hyper about this was ridiculous)

    Iridescent sounds so pretty live. I’ve heard longer versions than this snippet. As much as I love it, you won’t be seeing me at a show this year, since, LPUX’s annual fee is too expensive and I refuse to pay the 10 dollar a month fee instead, or basically give my money to a club which is managed by people who I find rude and unprofessional. Maybe when the club is priced appropriately again, I will renew.

  79. EpicLinkinPark on November 7, 2010 at 6:43 pm

    Congrats you guys! I am so happy for you guys. You guys deserved it! I also LOVED the performance! Thanks for sharing a snippet of what the setlist was like. You guys did an awesome performance. Kudos to you all. I hope all is going well. Stoked for the US touring, I can’t wait 🙂 Take Care Mike.


  80. flma78 on November 7, 2010 at 6:30 pm

    Congratulations to you Mike and all of Linkin Park’s performance today by the EMA. Were wonderful as always. “Waiting for the end” is my favorite song from THOUSAND SUNS.
    In fact, it’s been a month since they were here in Brazil SWU in Itu, remember? I will always remember this day …
    I love you! I hope you come back soon to Brazil.

  81. ErbseLP on November 7, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    I was in hamburg and man, it’s so true! 😀
    You guys are the best live act!!

    And btw. my mom saw you on tv and she danced to this song… she’s 52 and she loves ATS(she took my CD but it’s okay, I’ve the album on my pc xD) and especially waiting for the end and she said, that she’ll come with me to the next concert. (that will be funny… xD)

  82. edflinkinp on November 7, 2010 at 6:12 pm

    Congratulations guys! that’s just one way of repaying you the hard work you do to bring us new music, I myself voted a lot of times lol, I wish you had won both awards and not just one, but still getting Best Live Act is a great thing ’cause it means that you are THE BEST ON STAGE, and even though I’ve never been to any of your shows I have seen many concerts and the DVD’s I own, and they are absolutely unique and amazing, both in effects and the live song performance itself, vocals, instruments, everything.

    I hope there are many more awards to come for you! You deserve them!

    Greetings from Venezuela

  83. camila on November 7, 2010 at 6:12 pm

    felicidades Mike, se merecen eso y mucho mas, ustedes son grandes personas, saludos desde Chile

  84. kathyxx on November 7, 2010 at 6:09 pm

    AHHHH snippet too short!! I was enjoying that!

  85. hellen bento on November 7, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    I love this song… *.*

  86. Will on November 7, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    Congrats, guys! You deserve it!

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