Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park Kicks Off 'Post Traumatic Tour' in Asia

Mike Shinoda
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Mike Shinoda

Mike Shinoda, vocalist and founding member of Linkin Park, kicked off his Post Traumatic Tour at Star Hall, KITEC, in Hong Kong on Tuesday (Aug. 7).

This is his first tour as a solo artist following the passing of his Linkin Park bandmate Chester Bennington in 2017 and his first return to the city since the band's last tour in 2013.

Leading up to the show, Shinoda encouraged fans to create drawings that have become part of his stage decoration.

Shinoda excited fans with a setlist of tracks from his 2018 solo album, Post Traumatic, and multiple hits from Linkin Park and Fort Minor.

The show started with Fort Minor's most recent single, "Welcome" and Shinoda's solo works "Place to Start" and "Crossing a Line" before moving on to Linkin Park hits "Waiting For the End" and an emotional piano cover of "In The End," during which Shinoda invited fans to sing Bennington's part.  

Shinoda expressed his heartfelt gratitude to fans in Hong Kong with Billboard Radio China: "One of the reasons I want to come out so badly is to thank you guys in person, to say thank you, Xie Xie for your support."

Shinoda will continue on to his next tour stops in Bangkok, Beijing and Shanghai.