Mike Shinoda, co-lead vocalist for multi-platinum Grammy-Award winning rock band Linkin Park announces MIKE SHINODA POST TRAUMATIC TOUR, presenting his personal songs from the upcoming Post Traumatic album in his first solo performance in Hong Kong.
In the months since the passing of Linkin Park vocalist Chester Bennington, Shinoda has immersed himself in art as a way of processing his grief. With no agenda, Shinoda hunkered down alone in his Los Angeles home and began writing, recording, and painting. In January, he released the Post Traumatic EP consisting of three deeply personal songs – each one a powerful, stream-of-consciousness expression of unvarnished grief – accompanied by homemade visuals that Shinoda filmed, painted and edited himself. The response was overwhelmingly positive, with New York Times stating “The tracks are reverberant electronic dirges; the rhymes, heading into sung choruses, testify to bewilderment, mourning, resentment, self-pity and questions about what to do.”
Following the EP release, Shinoda continued to create, and the result is the upcoming Post Traumatic, a transparent and intensely personal album that, despite its title, isn’t entirely about grief, though it does start there. “It’s a journey out of grief and darkness, not into grief and darkness,” Shinoda says. Ultimately, Post Traumatic is an album about healing. Although he took a break from Linkin Park in 2005 to pursue a hip-hop project called Fort Minor, Post Traumatic is the first album that Shinoda will release under his own name. “The reason is, not only is this album very personal, but it also doesn’t sound like Linkin Park,” he says. “I listen to so many different types of music, and I think that’s reflected here.
In May, Shinoda will headline IDENTITY LA, a free festival in Los Angeles, then head to Japan to play the Summer Sonic Festival in August. “I’m looking forward to getting back to releasing music and touring,” Shinoda says. “Those things are ‘normal’ to me — it’s what my professional life has revolved around for years. And I know this will be different, so I'm excited to figure out what this new normal is.”
Tickets from HKD488 will be available for public on 17 May (Thursday) starting 10am through www.hkticketing.com.
Linkin Park Underground (LPU) members will have access to pre-sale tickets beginning 10 May (Thursday) through 11 May (Friday) 10am through 11:59pm daily. For pre-sale details, please visit http://lprk.co/LPUTix.
Live Nation members can pre-purchase tickets from 15 May (Tuesday) 10am through 16 May (Wednesday) 11:59pm. For membership sign-up & enquiries, please visit www.livenation.hk.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Mike Shinoda is a songwriter, performer, record producer, film composer and visual artist with a B.A. in illustration and Doctorate of Humane Letters from Art Center College of Design. He is best known as co-lead vocalist for multi-platinum Grammy-Award winning rock band, Linkin Park, which has sold over 55 million albums worldwide and commanded a massive fan following, holding the title as the most-liked band on Facebook and amassing over 5.5 billion YouTube views. Shinoda is the founding member of the group, which achieved the best-selling debut of this century with their Diamond-certified album, Hybrid Theory, selling over 10 million copies in the US alone. Collectively, they sold out stadiums around the globe and earned a multitude of accolades including 2 Grammy Awards, 5 American Music Awards, 4 MTV VMA Awards, 10 MTV Europe Music Awards, 3 World Music Awards, and most recently, “Rock Album of the Year” at the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards for their seventh studio album, One More Light. In 2005, Shinoda launched his first solo project, Fort Minor, releasing The Rising Tied to critical acclaim, with the single “Where’d You Go,” which reached number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and accumulated nearly 10 million YouTube views to date.
MIKE SHINODA POST TRAUMATIC TOUR HONG KONG
7 August 2018 (Tuesday)
Star Hall, KITEC
Standing – HKD 748
Seated – HKD 488
(+ Ticketing Fee)
Linkin Park Underground members Pre-sale
10 May (Thursday) 10am to
11 May (Friday) 11:59pm
Live Nation Members Pre-sale
15 May (Tuesday) 10am to
16 May (Wednesday) 11:59pm
17 May (Thursday) 10am
www.hkticketing.com / 31 288 288
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