Living Things+

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Living Things+
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Live album by Linkin Park
Released Varying times in spring and summer 2013 - March 29, 2013 (Germany), July, 3, 2013 (Japan), August 2, 2013 (Taiwan), etc
Recorded 2012.06.05 Berlin, Germany
Length 73:37 minutes

Living Things+ is an international live DVD release by Linkin Park in 2013 titled Live At Admiralspalast Berlin, Germany. The DVD (packaged with the normal Living Things CD) combo was released at varying times in spring and summer 2013 during the Living Things World Tour and features songs performed from Hybrid Theory, Meteora, Minutes To Midnight, A Thousand Suns, Living Things, as well as single "New Divide".

Background

Linkin Park kicked off the A Thousand Suns World Tour in September 2010, performing a release show in New York City amongst other promotional performances. The first leg of the tour took them to South America in October for three shows before they jumped right over to Europe at the end of October 2010.

Near the end of the fifteen show tour across Europe, Linkin Park flew to Madrid, Spain on an off day between headlining dates in England to perform at the famous Puerta de Alcalá landmark in Madrid for the MTV Europe Music Awards. At first, the show was rumored to just be a one song performance of "Waiting For The End", but the band ended up performing a full show without any prior announcement to fans.

In June 2012, Linkin Park kicked off their shortest world tour for an album yet when they began their European Tour for Living Things in Portugal at Rock In Rio. This short twelve show European Tour would be the only visit to the continent for the band in support of the album. A mix of festival shows and outdoor/stadium headline shows were scattered across Europe for the band to play.

At the time, Linkin Park was only performing two live songs from Living Things - lead single "Burn It Down" and promo song "Lies Greed Misery".

On June 5, 2012, Linkin Park stopped in Berlin after their Rock am Ring and Rock im Park shows for a small show at the Admiralspalast. To gain admission to the show, fans had to win tickets from Telekom Street Gigs or from the LP Underground. The band filmed the event and showed it in theaters across America for the "Living Things Concert Event" on June 25, 2012.

Additionally, the show was released to television, radio and an online webcast in the days leading up to the theater showing.

Writing and Recording

Living Things+ features a full set of eighteen professionally mixed and mastered songs from the band's show in Berlin.

Before the show, Linkin Park "performed" "Powerless" at a soundcheck to be included in a video of the song to promote the upcoming movie "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" (including footage from the song, the film, and other portions of the Berlin show). It was directed by Timur Bekmambetov. Very few shots of Brad are shown in the filming due to Mike recording the guitars on the song in the studio. This is the only time that the song has been played live in any form by the band.[1]

Composition

At this time, Linkin Park performed two distinct rotating setlists in Europe. Their "festival" setlist opened with "A Place For My Head" while the "headlining" setlist opened with "Tinfoil" and "Faint". As such, Berlin received the headlining setlist.

The setlists at the time were notable for the band bringing back deep cuts from Hybrid Theory, including "With You", "Runaway", and "Points Of Authority". While A Thousand Suns deep cut "Blackout" remained in the setlist for this tour, there were no other non-singles included in the show except for "Lies Greed Misery".

"Leave Out All The Rest", "Shadow Of The Day", and "Iridescent" were performed together in a medley, unofficially called the "Ballad Medley" by fans.

"Bleed It Out" was performed with a portion of "Sabotage" by the Beastie Boys during the bridge, in tribute to Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys who passed away the month before, in May 2012.

Releases

The show was webcasted by Telekom Street Gigs on June 25, 2012, the same day that it was shown in theaters in the United States.[2]

Titled Live At Admiralspalast Berlin, Germany, the CD / DVD combo was released at different times in 2013. The European release was announced on February 26, 2013 and was originally set for March 22, 2013 but was postponed to March 29, 2013.[3] The Asian releases coincided with Linkin Park's upcoming summer shows there - July, 3, 2013 (Japan), August 2, 2013 (Taiwan), etc.

Living Things+ was not released in the United States and was only released internationally.

Four songs were cut from the DVD - "Runaway", "Points Of Authority", "The Catalyst", and "Crawling". These four songs were not shown in United States theaters on June 25, 2012 either and they were also not included in the show's webcast by Telekom Street Gigs. While not mentioned in the tracklisting on the DVD, "Tinfoil" was included on the DVD before "Faint".

The artwork on the cover is the same artwork using on the "Living Things" vinyl release.

Track Listing

Living Things+ Bonus DVD: Live At Admiralspalast Berlin, Germany

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1 Tinfoil (not listed on DVD tracklisting) Linkin Park 1:14
2 Faint 3:50
3 Papercut 3:16
4 With You 3:36
5 Given Up 3:49
6 Blackout 4:44
7 Somewhere I Belong 4:48
8 New Divide 5:01
9 Lies Greed Misery 2:31
10 Waiting For The End 5:27
11 Breaking The Habit 3:18
12 LOATR/SOTD/Iridescent 5:46
13 What I've Done 3:29
14 One Step Closer 4:25
15 Burn It Down 3:54
16 In The End 3:41
17 Numb 3:06
18 Bleed It Out 5:20

Personnel

Linkin Park

  • Chester Bennington: Vocals
  • Mike Shinoda: Vocals, Rhythm Guitar, Keyboard
  • Brad Delson: Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals
  • Dave "Phoenix" Farrell: Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals
  • Joseph Hahn: Turntables, Sampling, Programming, Backing Vocals
  • Rob Bourdon: Drums, Backing Vocals

Gallery

Trivia

External Links

References

  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPTdlrN4AFI ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER feat. POWERLESS (Trailer) - Linkin Park
  2. https://loudwire.com/linkin-parks-berlin-performance-theaters-june-25/ Loudwire: Linkin Park's Berlin Performance Will Screen In Theaters June 25
  3. https://lplive.net/forums/topic/9605-living-things-cddvd-live-from-berlin/ LPLive: LIVING THINGS+ CD/DVD (Live From Berlin)