Mike Shinoda says he’s “open” to possibility of playing with Linkin Park in the future

The musician recently released his debut solo album 'Post Traumatic', and is intending to tour that record first

Mike Shinoda has spoken more about his future plans for performing, revealing that he is “open” to a number of possibilities – including making an eventual return to touring with Linkin Park.

Shinoda – who recently released his debut solo album ‘Post Traumatic’ – discussed his possible plans going forward in a new interview with the French radio station United Rock Nations.

“I’m just taking it one step at a time and keeping my mind open to the possibilities — whether it’s doing things under my name or working with other artists or producing tracks for somebody else, or if the guys are at a point where they wanna play Linkin Park shows, I’m sure that any of those things are possibilities and I’m just open to whatever happens,” Shinoda said.


“Right now, honestly, the thing I’m most excited about and I’m focused on most is getting the [solo] live show together and making it the best it can be,” he continued. “It’s at a good place, and I’m basically doing… I’ve been doing a one-man show, but I think there’s a lot of room to grow and develop it, and I’m excited about continuing to do that.

Mike Shinoda
Mike Shinoda

“Part of this is gauging the fanbase and the shows themselves — seeing how this goes, and if it goes well, or we learn anything about how to do the shows, then going forward, that’ll be good information to have,” Shinoda added.

“Like, for example, right now, some of the shows are during the day, some are at night, some are indoor, some are outdoor, some are really big, some are small, so there’s a lot of variety.

“And as we go, I’m figuring out the best presentation and everything. It’s nice, because, having played onstage for so long, I already know a lot about how I like to do things onstage, but the amount of variety and types of shows that I’m doing makes me really excited to get out there and do this.”

Listen to the full interview with Shinoda below.


Shinoda made his debut live TV appearance as a solo musician last month.


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