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Mike Shinoda performed his first solo show since the death of Chester Bennington over the weekend.

As he performed at KROQ’S Weenie Roast festival, the Linkin Park vocalist paid tribute to Bennington with a piano performance of the band’s seminal hit ‘In The End’.

He also delivered tracks from forthcoming solo album ‘Post Traumatic’, which is set for release on June 15. 

Check out the performance in full below, including Shinoda’s emotional Linkin Park cover.

Earlier this year, Shinoda spoke about the experience of making music once more in the wake of Bennington’s tragic passing last summer.

“It started in a really dark place. At the beginning, I wasn’t really leaving my house. It felt really claustrophobic. Having lost one of my closest friends and collaborators… I felt very lost”, he told ET Canada.
 
“Life was difficult, music was easy. Music made things easier,” Shinoda said.
 
“Sometimes you just have to feel sad, and you have to just wait until it stops happening. Right? I had terrible days, and now I have less bad days. And eventually, I will find a new normal, a new stasis.”
 
Shinoda recently responded to speculation over the future of Linkin Park, saying that he has “no answer” for fans.

Shinoda’s ‘Post Traumatic’ album follows on from January’s ‘Post Traumatic EP’. The solo LP will be released on June 15 via Warner Bros. 

The post Mike Shinoda performs ‘In The End’ at first solo show since Chester Bennington’s death appeared first on NME.

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