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Mike Shinoda Announces First Ever Solo Gig

After Mike Shinoda surprised fans last week with his new EP Post Traumatic, he’s now announced another big first.

Shinoda will be performing his first ever solo gig at the Summer Sonic festival taking place August 18-19 in Tokyo and Osaka, Japan.

Mike Shinoda

Japan - see you at Summer Sonic in August. Get tickets and info here: http://www.summersonic.com/2018/ #SummerSonic

While he is branching out solo, Shinoda share via Twitter that Linkin Park has “every intention on continuing” after the shocking death of lead singer Chester Bennington.

Mike Shinoda on Twitter

I have every intention on continuing with LP, and the guys feel the same. We have a lot of rebuilding to do, and questions to answer, so it'll take time. https://t.co/nXLxTSd40J

For those who haven’t heard Shinoda’s EP yet, he released videos for each track which are available below.  To download Post Traumatic, go to MikeShinoda.com.

“Place To Start” (Video closes out with a replay of voicemails he received from friends checking up on him after Chester Bennington's passing.)

Place To Start (Official Video) - Mike Shinoda

Place To Start (Official Video) - Mike Shinoda Post Traumatic EP: http://mshnd.co/PT -- Place To Start | Lyrics I don't have a leg to stand on Spinning like a whirlwind nothing to land on Came so far never thought it'd be done now Stuck in a holding pattern waiting to

 

“Over Again”

Over Again (Official Video) - Mike Shinoda

Over Again (Official Video) - Mike Shinoda Post Traumatic EP: http://mshnd.co/PT -- Over Again | Lyrics Sometimes / sometimes you don't say goodbye once You say goodbye over and over and over again Over and over and over again Sometimes / sometimes you don't say goodbye once You say goodbye

 

“Watching As I Fall” (Video closes with a message Shinoda recorded during the holidays and how he's coping with the loss of Bennington and the world around him)

Watching As I Fall (Official Video) - Mike Shinoda

Watching As I Fall (Official Video) - Mike Shinoda Post Traumatic EP: http://mshnd.co/PT -- Watching As I Fall | Lyrics Excuse me while I kiss the sky Sing a song of sixpence / pocket full of lies Thinking I'm OK but they're saying otherwise Tell me how I look but

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.