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From Linkinpedia
Song by Linkin Park
from the album A Thousand Suns
Recorded:2008 - 2010
Time signature:4/4
Key:D Minor
Live debut:September 14, 2010
Last performed:September 25, 2011
July 6, 2017 (Roads Untraveled/Fallout)
Writer:Linkin Park
Producer:Mike Shinoda, Rick Rubin
Label:Warner Bros.
A Thousand Suns tracklist
  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
This article is about "Fallout" from the album A Thousand Suns. For "Fallout" from the LP Recharge score, see LP Recharge.


"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.


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


Title Album Length Recorded Released Notes
Fallout A Thousand Suns 1:23 2008-2010 September 8, 2010
Fallout A Thousand Suns Instrumentals 1:43 2008-2010
  • The CD dates from September 15, 2010.
  • Official instrumental version.


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 to get a free download of the full show.


"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.


Last Updated: July 19, 2018

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 July 6, 2017



Album Version

I'm swimming in the smoke / of bridges I have burned
So don't apologize / I'm losing what I don't deserve
The blame is mine alone / for bridges I have burned
So don't apologize / I'm losing what I don't deserve
What I don't deserve

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