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Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda announces first solo show since Chester Bennington's death

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Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda has announced his debut live performance as a solo artist, since bandmate Chester Bennington's death.

He's scheduled at this year's edition of Japan's Summer Sonic Festival on August 18 and 19. Also on the bill are Nine Inch NailsBeck, and Queens of The Stone Age.

Shinoda still has plans to continue with Linkin Park. Just last month he wrote on Twitter: "We have a lot of rebuilding to do, and questions to answer, so it'll take time."

Shinoda recently released a "surprise" 3-song EP following Bennington's death titled, Post Traumatic. At the time he said, "I wanted to put this out as soon as possible because I'm living it, and a lot of other people are living it, too."



  • Bennington died by suicide on July 20 at the age of 41.
  • Linkin Park paid tribute to Bennington last October with an emotional three-hour show that featured numerous guests joining the band onstage at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.
  • Shinoda co-founded Linkin Park.


READ: Check out Blabbermouth for more on this story

CHECK IT OUT: Here's the official announcement via Twitter from the Summer Sonic Festival account

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