Linkin Park covered Adele’s ‘Rolling in the Deep’ at the iTunes Festival last night (05.07.11).
The US rockers performed a set of their biggest hits – including ‘Numb’, ‘Faint’, ‘Crawling’ and ‘One Step Closer’ – before surprising fans with their version of the soul singer’s huge hit during their encore at Camden’s Roundhouse in London.
Before they performed the track lead vocalist Chester Bennington teased the audience, saying: “We’re going to do something really special for you guys, this is something we don’t usually do. We’re going to play a song by a local artist.”
The band’s version of Adele’s UK and US number one single saw the band stripped back, with Chester singing and multi instrumentalist Mike Shinoda playing the piano.
The hit was part of a five-song encore that saw the band ‘ who are also made up of drummer Rob Bourdon, lead guitarist Brad Delson, bassist Dave Farrell and DJ Joe Hahn – close the night with energetic performances of their 2001 single ‘In The End’ and 2007′s ‘Bleed It Out’.
Chester told the crowd: “It feels good to be down here with a bunch of people who really want to be here.”
They band opened with ‘The Requiem’ before launching into ‘Papercut’ and also performed ‘No More Sorrow’ and ‘Breaking the Habit’ during their set.
The iTunes festival runs throughout July and will include shows from artists including Beady Eye, Friendly Fires and Bruno Mars.
Linkin Park’s set at the iTunes festival 04.07.11:
Lying From You
What I’ve Done
When They Come for Me
No More Sorrow
Jornada del Muerto
Waiting for the End
Burning in the Skies
Breaking the Habit
One Step Closer
Rolling in the Deep (Adele cover)
Wisdom, Justice, and Love
In the End
Bleed It Out
Linkin Park will release their new single ‘Burning in the Skies’ on March 21st on Warner Bros. Records. The single is produced by Rick Rubin and Mike Shinoda and is taken from their critically acclaimed/multi-selling album ‘A Thousands Suns’, which was released in the UK on September 13th giving the band their fourth top five album. Having closed 2010 with a sell-out UK arena tour and being crowned the biggest selling rock/alternative act (with over 50 million sales) by Billboard, Linkin Park have confirmed they will return to the UK in June to headline Europe’s biggest rock festival Download. The band will play a mixture of back catalogue tracks as well as a selection of new songs from their fourth studio album ‘A Thousand Suns.’ As well as headlining Download, Linkin Park have announced they will be headlining the 5th Annual iTunes Festival with a special intimate show at Camden’s Roundhouse on 4th July 2011.
Metallica to play Sonisphere Festival 2011. Sonisphere Festival 2011 will be bringing together Metallica, along with Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax ‘ collectively THE BIG 4, for the first time in the UK to headline on Friday 8th July. METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich explains: ‘As soon as the Big 4 gigs started rolling across Sonisphere Festivals in Eastern Europe last summer, we all felt we were part of something special. The vibe within the bands was more than anyone had anticipated and the vibe with the fans was so next level, it completely blew our minds . . . there was no way this should not happen again!!! So I am beyond psyched that the first Big 4 show in Western Europe will take place on the hallowed grounds of Knebworth, where so many unique and special gigs have happened over the years. There is simply no better venue for a European round two of the Big 4!! Put your dancing shoes on, this is gonna be fun!’ Last summer saw the live debut of THE BIG 4 – marking what was possibly the most significant event in the history of metal. Fans all over Europe could barely contain their excitement, as over 500,000 metalheads bore witness to the show they thought they’d never see. THE BIG 4 fever did not stop at Europe, as fans the world over eagerly anticipated the possibility of seeing the historical show for themselves in their own countries. Such was the demand that a live cinecast of the Bulgarian show saw over 130,000 people turn out to local cinemas, with reports of mosh pits breaking out in movie theatres across the globe. The recently released DVD of the event, which features all four bands collaborating on a cover of Diamond Head’s ‘Am I Evil’ as well as their individual sets, has only added fuel to the BIG 4 fire, with a frenzied demand for more performances in the countries not fortunate enough to play host last summer.
Metallica have just finished their 2 year World Magnetic tour – which crossed 45 countries, included 143 arena shows, 34 festival shows, 29 stadium shows, 4 club/theater shows, 3 tv/radio shows, 2 hall of fame shows, 3790 songs, with not a single setlist being the same.
That’s 216 shows in 992 days. The tour opened with a European promo show on September 12, 2008 in Berlin, and hit virtually every corner of the globe. You can watch the ‘Big Four’ live DVD trailer here: http://bit.ly/azGBbR
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