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 Nattawut Meeparan on September 28, 2011 at 9:53am
@#??#@#$&*#@   O_o?
Comment by Nattawut Meeparan on September 28, 2011 at 9:51am
"I feel a little sad in a way that we do not take a photo all together."
Comment by Nattawut Meeparan on September 28, 2011 at 9:49am
I don't know his name.
but he take care All M&G and He is a grace that makes me a Pick. ^^ Thanks :)
Comment by Nattawut Meeparan on September 28, 2011 at 9:45am
Special for you
Comment by Nattawut Meeparan on September 28, 2011 at 9:42am
Staff Guide
Comment by Nattawut Meeparan on September 28, 2011 at 9:40am

M&G @BANGKOK THAILAND :)
Comment by Nattawut Meeparan on September 28, 2011 at 9:37am
Don't worry and See you soon next tour to THAILAND
I was one of those who joined M & G, I noticed that you have a lot of fatigue.
We are concerned about their health over You need only care about the backstage. Although we will not be photographed together. We have the impression that Thai people can see you play hard, we love you.
All THAILAND FAN Love you, miss you comeback to Full Concert BANGKOK
Take care you self ;)
Comment by Fatima F on September 28, 2011 at 9:24am

There's a reason why you guys are assumed as the best Rock band in the world by many people. Since I first got to know you which was about 10 years ago, knowing only a few foreign bands then, nothing has changed in your dedication to the fans and passion in work. You just got better and better every year and that's what makes you unique. There are hundreds of bands around the globe with great talent, though it only takes them a few years until they let people down. But you've come this long road in the best possible way and no matter what happens, you'll always stay in top.

I'm definitely not the biggest LP fan, though I have to appreciate your effort in all these years, you've surely gone through things we can never imagine, though always kept the good spirit and offered a high class performance. I'll always be a fan and I know it's not enough but I thank you from deep inside my heart...

Comment by Bagus Juanda Rickum on September 28, 2011 at 9:20am
we are fans of the band Linkin Park who should be thanking you, you have made us surprised, and managed to make me a fan of Linkin Park. there is something I want to say to the band Linkin Park: Thanks you have come to the Gelora Bungkarno, Indonesia. but you do not forget to come back to Indonesia, because the LP fans in Indonesia we are expecting your arrival in Indonesia for a concert here again. ^_^
Comment by Kookie on September 28, 2011 at 8:48am

Thank you so much for the show in Bangkok. I was standing the midst of rain for 3 hrs. waiting for the show but that's very less, compared to your hard day...

Hope to see you next time here in Bangkok. :D

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