Fallout

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This article is about "Fallout" from the album A Thousand Suns. For "Fallout" from the LP Recharge score, see LP Recharge.
"Fallout"
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Song by Linkin Park from the album A Thousand Suns
Recorded 2008 - 2010
Length 01:23
Time signature 4/4
Tempo 135
Key D Minor
Live debut September 14, 2010
Last played September 25, 2011
Writer Linkin Park
Producer Mike Shinoda, Rick Rubin
Label Warner Bros.

A Thousand Suns track listing
  1. The Requiem
  2. The Radiance
  3. Burning In The Skies
  4. Empty Spaces
  5. When They Come For Me
  6. Robot Boy
  7. Jornada Del Muerto
  8. Waiting For The End
  9. Blackout
  10. Wretches And Kings
  11. Wisdom, Justice, And Love
  12. Iridescent
  13. Fallout
  14. The Catalyst
  15. The Messenger

Background

"Fallout" is an interlude track that leads into "The Catalyst". Its solely consists of synths and Mike singing lyrics from the chorus of "Burning In The Skies" into a vocoder.

Versions

Note: Only the date of the very first release of each version is listed.

Studio

Title Album Length Recorded Released Notes
Fallout A Thousand Suns 1:23 2008-2010 September 8, 2010

Live

Title Album Length Recorded Released Notes
Fallout Live In Madrid 1:25 November 07, 2010 April 1, 2011
Fallout Live In Red Square 1:33 June 23, 2011 July 21, 2011
  • Released as a prize for the "Iridescent" "Super-Fun Trading Fun-Cards" game. After all six cards were collected, the person could enter the codes of each card at linkinpark.com to get a free download of the full show.

Live

"Fallout" was debuted at the A Thousand Suns release show in New York, and was always played directly before "The Catalyst", just like on the album. The song was usually used to open the encore alongside "The Catalyst", but was used to open the show in set B-1, followed "Leave Out All The Rest" in set B, followed "Burning In The Skies" in set B-9, and followed "Shadow Of The Day" at the one-off Madrid show. At all the shows in 2010 where it opened the show, "Fallout" was given an extended synth intro. The song didn't see much movement for the rest of the A Thousand Suns cycle, with it opening the encore in set A-1, and appearing mid-set after "Leave Out All The Rest" in set B-11, "Iridescent" in set B-13, and "Breaking The Habit" in set C-5 and C-6. Once the 2011 European and Asian tours kicked off, "Fallout" was played in the main set much more frequently, only opening the encore in set E. It followed "Breaking The Habit" in set A and the Moscow setlist, "Iridescent" in set C, and "Shadow Of The Day" in the Singapore setlist. An extended version of the song featuring the Mario Savio speech from "Wretches And Kings" was used during the band's presentation of A Thousand Horizons in Japan. It was excluded completely in sets B and D. After the A Thousand Suns touring cycle ended, "Fallout" was dropped.

The song made its return on the The Hunting Party North American Summer Tour in 2015, with the synth from the song being played under the vocoded verse and chorus of "Darker Than Blood" as an intro to "Burn It Down".

"Fallout" was used to open the show for the first time since 2010 once the One More Light World Tour kicked off in South America, with two verses from "Roads Untraveled" being sung over the instrumental.

Variations

Last Updated: June 9, 2017

Type Description First Played Last Played
Intro Ext. Synth Intro November 11, 2010 December 12, 2010
Alternative w/ 'Darker Than Blood' v1 + Chorus May 17, 2015 November 7, 2015
Alternative w/ 'Roads Untraveled' v1 + v3 May 6, 2017 June 9, 2017

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