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BURBANK, CA - MAY 22: Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park performs on stage at the iHeartRadio Album Release Party presented by State Farm at the iHeartRadio Theater Los Angeles on May 22, 2017 in Burbank, California.

After Mike Shinoda surprised fans last week with his new EP Post Traumatic, he’s now announced another big first.

Shinoda will be performing his first ever solo gig at the Summer Sonic festival taking place August 18-19 in Tokyo and Osaka, Japan.

Mike Shinoda

Japan - see you at Summer Sonic in August. Get tickets and info here: http://www.summersonic.com/2018/ #SummerSonic

While he is branching out solo, Shinoda share via Twitter that Linkin Park has “every intention on continuing” after the shocking death of lead singer Chester Bennington.

For those who haven’t heard Shinoda’s EP yet, he released videos for each track which are available below.  To download Post Traumatic, go to MikeShinoda.com.

“Place To Start” (Video closes out with a replay of voicemails he received from friends checking up on him after Chester Bennington’s passing.)


“Over Again”


“Watching As I Fall” (Video closes with a message Shinoda recorded during the holidays and how he’s coping with the loss of Bennington and the world around him)

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.