Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda Promises Unique Visuals on Upcoming Tour


Story by Cat Badra

Linkin Park multi-instrumentalist Mike Shinoda give details on band’s 2012 tour

Fans planning to see Linkin Park on the upcoming Honda Civic Tour are in for a full visual experience. Mike Shinoda, multi-instrumentalist and rapper for the band, recently stated that the band hired visual artists to craft a unique video for “I’ll Be Gone,” the first single from their new album, “Living Things,” which is out this coming Tuesday (June 26).

“The visuals for ‘I’ll Be Gone’ stuck out to me because that song is a relationship-based song, but it’s also got a second read of a space theme,” Shinoda told Rolling Stone of the video. “A lot of the songs have metaphors, and one of the metaphors in that song is space. [The visual artists] picked up on that language and turned it into this weird, intergalactic space travel thing.”

Shinoda also said that concert-goers will get to see the special video during the band’s upcoming trek. “A lot of the stuff is part of the album experience,” he said. “I know that it’s going to be showing up in the live show. If you go online and look at the lyric videos for ‘Burn It Down’ and ‘Lies Greed Misery,’ you’ll see some of that imagery there. We use it in many different ways.”

Linkin Park are set to co-headline the 2012 Honda Civic Tour with fellow alternative rockers Incubus. The tour kicks off on Aug. 11 at Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow, Va., and wraps Sept. 10 in San Diego, Calif. (Photo credit: Anne Erickson.)




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