Linkin Park side-project Fort Minor to play first London gig in 10 years

Mike Shinoda recently released new track 'Welcome' under the moniker

Linkin Park side-project Fort Minor have announced their first London show in a decade.

The solo project of Mike Shinoda, Fort Minor will play London’s Scala on September 8. It will be his first show under the moniker in the capital since his appearance at Mean Fiddler in November 2005.

The hip-hop act released a new track called ‘Welcome’ in June, as well as sharing the video for the song (see below). Using YouTube’s mobile app or Google Chrome, it is possible to move the camera around while Shinoda paints a large mural on a thousand vinyl sleeves in the middle of LA’s Venice Beach.

Fort Minor also performed the song live on US late-night show Conan during June. Watch here.

Following the surprise revealing of the ‘Welcome’ video, Fort Minor played at LA venue Exchange. Shinoda has also scheduled dates around Linkin Park’s European ‘Hunting Party’ tour, adding Copenhagen, Berlin, Dusseldorf and the London date.

Shinoda recently told Noisey that ‘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?”

Fort Minor’s debut album ‘The Rising Tied’ was released in November 2005. The album’s fourth single, ‘Where’d You Go’, reached Number Four in the US charts.
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