Fort Minor, the solo project of Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda will be playing London’s Scala on Tuesday September 8th. This will be the first Fort Minor show since their appearance at the Mean Fiddler in November 2005.
Following the surprise arrival of the ‘Welcome’ video in June, Fort Minor played a show at LA’s Exchange. It worked out so well that Shinoda decided to fit in a few more around Linkin Park’s European ‘Hunting Party’ tour, adding Copenhagen, Berlin, Dϋsseldorf and now a London date.
And the video. Have you seen the video? In all its groundbreaking 360 Virtual Reality glory? Using YouTube’s mobile app or Google Chrome it is possible to move the camera around whilst Shinoda plays and paints a 12′ x 80′ mural on 1000 vinyl sleeves in the middle of L.A.’s Venice Beach. “Welcome” with its big melody and Shinoda’s signature snappy rhyming has wizzed past 3.6 million views already. You can check it out above!
As Shinoda told Noisey recently “Welcome” is an exploration of the ways art intersects with virtuality, asking how we’ll see art and people in a 3D world. What becomes of design’s power when you can move it in space? It’s also a call to the disenfranchised or people who feel alone. Lyrically it’s a welcome for those who feel like they don’t fit in or aren’t accepted. Maybe it’s for the ones who haven’t had a chance to say say “fuck ‘em” enough.”
Tickets are already on sale for Copenhagen, Dűsseldorf and Berlin. London tickets are £25 and go on sale:
LINKIN PARK UNDERGROUND PRESALE; MONDAY 24TH AUGUST 2015 9AM
GENERAL ON SALE: WEDNESDAY 26TH AUGUST 2015 9AM
Via http://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/fort-minor-tickets. Doors are 7.30 pm
August 26 / Pumpehuset, Copenhagen, Denmark – Tickets: http://bit.ly/1LTDpOj
September 2 / Kesselhaus, Berlin, Germany — Tickets: http://bit.ly/1HPa0oCS
September 5/ Rock Im Sektor, Dűsseldorf, Germany, 8pm – Tickets http://fortminor.com/tickets/
September 8/ Scala, London – Tickets: http://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/fort-minor-tickets