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 Bektur on December 14, 2011 at 1:26am

Добро пожаловать в Кыргызстан парни. Мы ждем вас!!!

Comment by Nithin raj on October 13, 2011 at 10:04am
Soooo Freak..
Comment by Kristen Doherty on October 6, 2011 at 9:26pm
Thanks mike. I really wanted to see you guys on feb 11 2011 but it wasnt meant to be...cant wait for the next album and the next time I see you guys on stage
Comment by Liz on October 6, 2011 at 5:37pm
Sorry that you guys are having such a hard time, Mike. :( But just know that your fans support and love you all!! :D Thank you for all your hard work and dedication! Thank you, thank you, thank you! I hope I have enough money to see you guys this year. (P.S. Have a safe surgery and a fast recovery Chester!! And to all the others who are hurt or sick get better soon!!) - Elizabeth-LP fan 4 life!
Comment by Cláudia Alexandra on October 5, 2011 at 4:16am
Beautiful :) Thank you
Comment by vareesha fatima on October 5, 2011 at 2:31am

mazin words mike... n hav a safe surgery chaz........

 

 

Comment by Luís Paulo Gonçalves on October 4, 2011 at 10:12pm
All the Soldiers from America to Japan, let's use that on twitter, #SafeSurgery4ChesterB #SoldiersTogetherForChesterBe . Help us guys' Thanks @lp_goncalves.
Comment by Suthatta Hidemi on October 4, 2011 at 12:09am
thx for your concert i love linkin park forever.
i love ur songs
coz i love the way u r.
Comment by Dust! on October 3, 2011 at 3:16pm
Me encanto esta actuacion....ya podria haber estado alli....fue impresionante....:)
Comment by akanksha agarwal on October 2, 2011 at 7:46am
OHH!!! PLEASE COME TO INDIA WE ARE DYING TO SEE U LIVE INSTEAD IN VIDEOS!!!!!

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