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 Chrisi on September 28, 2011 at 5:58am
Thank u for the great shows in Linz and Munich, which I saw :)
Comment by QinG on September 28, 2011 at 5:57am
U guys toured tirelessly, and being on the rds for this extended length of time and never failing to deliver awesome shows to ya fans - I'd say, u guys rock!
I was there at ya show in BKK, and it sure was an electrifying nite. We were all tired becoz of the long wait and the rain, but I'm sure u guys felt our passion when u guys finally took the stage.
Hope u guys recharge well and ya fans await LP's next album and tour!
Comment by Catie Blacklock on September 28, 2011 at 5:50am
no Mike THANK YOU and the rest of Linkin Park for making yet another inspiring album and for travelling around the world, the show in Perth Australia was amazing i can't wait for the next Australian tour so i can hopefully thank you in person :) best of luck for the next album
xxx
Comment by jayant on September 28, 2011 at 5:23am
I can't say u Thanks coz u never perform any show in India bt we don't leave the hope
bt seriously Mike we want
to see u live in India also...
Bst of luck for the next album
keep rocking
India also Loves u ...
Comment by Jintana Brown on September 28, 2011 at 5:21am
For whatever it take, we always got your back. The concert back in September, 23 was great honestly. We'll waiting to meet you guys in Thailand again soon.
Comment by Theresia Widyaningtyas on September 28, 2011 at 4:21am
Remember u r loved.... And u'll always will be.... Ur fans love you, pray for you, u may nt see us, bt we see u n stand proudly for u. Thx a lot guys, u've given us sooooooo much :) . God bless u n us evryone
Comment by Wulan B'dellianAdith on September 28, 2011 at 4:19am

Thank you so much Linkin Park for everything,you gave us the most magical moment at GBK,,you teach me is beautiful to be different,thank you so much once again,,we LOVE you..:)

 

Comment by Darin Rodchana on September 28, 2011 at 3:28am
Thank you Linkin Park :))
Comment by Suwalak on September 28, 2011 at 3:16am

I'm Thai fans, Thanks for the great show in Bangkok!

Love you forever.

Comment by Clarencia Sianne on September 28, 2011 at 2:56am

keep on making great music, linkin park..your music is like food to my soul and ill support u guys whatever i can :) thanks for make the smile appear in my face again..your songs really help me alot in difficult times...

sorry to hear about all the tragedy during your tour, believe me its all worthed....ROCK ON!

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