Hong Kong gigs

Linkin Park co-singer Mike Shinoda heads to Hong Kong on his solo Post Traumatic tour

A year after the suicide of Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington, band member Mike Shinoda has embarked on an Asian tour and will be visiting Hong Kong on August 7. He will also be releasing his solo album in June

PUBLISHED : Monday, 07 May, 2018, 6:03pm
UPDATED : Tuesday, 08 May, 2018, 4:56pm

Linkin Park co-lead singer Mike Shinoda will be performing in Hong Kong just more than one year after local fans of the American rap-rock band were devastated by the suicide of its frontman, Chester Bennington.

Shinoda, who shared vocals for Linkin Park with Bennington and played guitar and keyboards for the band founded in California in 1996, will be bringing his solo Post Traumatic Tour to Kitec in Kowloon Bay on August 7.

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Linkin Park have a devoted following in Hong Kong and have performed in the city four times – in 2004, 2007, 2011 and 2013. At the time of Bennington’s death on July 20, 2017, there were rumours of a fifth concert to be held in 2018, but the band have been on a hiatus since then.

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In January, Shinoda released the solo Post Traumatic EP and a full-length solo album is expected to drop in June. His upcoming Asia tour will also take in dates in Bangkok on August 9, and the Summer Sonic festival in Japan on August 18 and 19.

Tickets for the Hong Kong show start at HK$488 and go on sale via HK Ticketing on May 17.