Mike Shinoda to release his debut solo album Post Traumatic.
(photo credit: FRANK MADDOCKS)
After the death of his friend and Linkin Park bandmate Chester Bennington in 2017, singer and guitarist Mike Shinoda threw himself into music, releasing his debut solo album Post Traumatic.
Now, Shinoda is bringing his Post Traumatic Tour to Tel Aviv for a concert on March 25 at Hangar 11. He will be joined there – and throughout the upcoming European leg of his tour – by Israeli drummer Dan Mayo and multi-instrumentalist Matthias Harris.
Bennington joined Linkin Park back in 1999, and they released their critically acclaimed debut album, Hybrid Theory, in 2000. The band continued its success for many years, releasing six more albums and winning two Grammy Awards. Bennington and Shinoda often traded vocals during their songs, with Shinoda handling the rapping and hip-hop elements. Their biggest hits included “In the End,” “Numb” and “What I’ve Done.”
Bennington was found dead in July 2017 at age 41 after taking his own life.
The singer’s death inspired many of the songs on Shinoda’s first solo album.
“I just feel like art has played such a great, therapeutic role in the whole thing,” he said in an interview with Rolling Stone last year. “Part of the intention of the whole thing is to show our fans that we all know what happened and what I went through, and now [I can] walk out of that blaze and be OK. I hope it helps other folks do the same.”
When Shinoda takes the stage at Hangar 11 on March 25, he’ll perform songs from his new album as well as music of Linkin Park and songs from his side project, Fort Minor.
Linkin Park performed once in Israel, in 2010, thrilling the more than 10,000 fans who showed up at Tel Aviv’s Hayarkon Park. Shinoda’s upcoming show is likely to be very different but no less unforgettable.
Tickets are available via tmisrael.co.il; early bird tickets cost NIS 259 and will rise to NIS 294.
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