The performance at the Griffith Park Observatory seems like forever ago.  The show, and performance of The Catalyst for the MTV VMAs was the kickoff of our tour for A THOUSAND SUNS.  Now, at the end of the tour and cycle, a moment of reflection is in order.


To be honest, we were really hurting at the end of it all.  Earlier this week, I stumbled into the venue in Bangkok with my band mates, dumbfounded at our state: one man down from food poisoning, two arms in slings, a bruised hand, cuts all over, sleep deprivation, and motion sickness, on top of what would be another 7+ hour travel day.


A year before, at Griffith Park, this tour started with the release of an album that was challenging to make, and a challenge for fans to understand.  We knew the road ahead was going to be difficult.  There were exhausting tours, confused and angry fans, and bloodthirsty critics on the horizon.  But that night in Thailand, before the show, those obstacles were in front of me in the realest way.


A year before, we knew what we were getting into.  And we believed in our album, we were encouraged by the fans.  As time went on, as some fans went away and others came along for the ride, I’m proud of the thing we all built together.  The tour took us to amazing new places.  The performances at Puerta De Alcala, Griffith Park, Red Square, Tel Aviv, Abu Dhabi, and Singapore (among others) were landmarks for the band.


And the fans in Bangkok helped us power through one of our most difficult shows, showing the love that Linkin Park fans all over the world are known for.


So at the end of it all, I just wanted to take a moment to say a heartfelt thank-you to my bandmates, our staff, road crew, and fans for making this tour and album cycle amazing.  Thank you.


Now, time to go home and get back to work…

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Comment by Oscar B on September 27, 2011 at 11:52am

i was at Observatory Griffith! the born of A thousands suns tour, im glad of that ;D,
agg! so someone stup1d person poisoned phoenix?, fuucck that person! ;@


thank you mike for those amazing concerts :D

Comment by kornthip on September 27, 2011 at 11:30am
kornlovelp korn

@m_shinoda THANK A LOTS fr BANGKOK. still CRYING after read
Staggering Across the Finish Line.
that M&G night in Bangkok I didnt tell y’all,
LOVE U 4EVER-LP @phoenixlp @joehahnLP @ChesterBe @linkinpark
@Rob @Brad too :D
Comment by ManOutaBricks on September 27, 2011 at 11:27am
No! thank Y O U , LP!!!!!!!
Comment by tuck cools on September 27, 2011 at 11:25am

you guys are the best!!! I will support you always. ^O^Y


have a good rest and take care~~~


Looking forward to the new album and seeing you guys again in the near future.


------------------------------THAI fans LOVE YOU ---------------------------------  ^3^ Jub Jub

Comment by Blacky on September 27, 2011 at 11:20am

"Now, time to go home and get back to work…"

hell yeah, that's the life I wanna live..really..:')

Comment by Beatriz LP *-* on September 27, 2011 at 11:16am

Estaremos sempre com vocês Linkin Park (e eu pessoalmente tenho que agradecer a vocês por A Thousand Suns que me ensinou muito)
We will always be with you Linkin Park (and I personally I have to thank you guys for A Thousand Suns what taught me a lot)


Comment by Andant ANN LP on September 27, 2011 at 11:15am
Hi Mike... ..that day 23 sep in Bangkok..your's performance ....the Best... and So happy....I love you Linkin Park you forever  Thai Fans....
Comment by Alina on September 27, 2011 at 10:19am

 u r the best in the world!

we r waiting ur new album,im sure that it would be awsome!)

Comment by Kah Mun on September 27, 2011 at 9:54am
love u guys~~ <3
hope u'll come to Malaysia on your next tour.. we've waited for 8 yrs...
Comment by Ploy' Indy on September 27, 2011 at 9:45am

Hi Mike! thank you message so much!

I understand all about your problems and no matter what happens

I still loving you LP on 23 sep. ago... You're the best.

Fighting LP! from Thailand Fans...



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