Review: LINKIN PARK Not Yet A Headliner

Chris Riemenschneider of Minneapolis' Star Tribune reviewed LINKIN PARK's concert at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul on Saturday night (Jan. 31).

"The Southern California sextet is not yet a convincing arena-rock headliner," he wrote. "Even at a short 90 minutes, its set was still only about half-great. For every one of the group's ecstatically received radio hits, there was another tune that dragged and/or showcased the melodramatic aspects of its misery-loving catharsis rock.

"Not only did LINKIN PARK come up short with many of its not-so-famous tunes, it stumbled by playing several dullards during the show's one long encore. It was a less than grand finale. You knew things were going to falter when a piano was rolled out for 'My December'. The band kept this lackluster pace going with the drab 'Push Me Away' and a clumsy 'Place For My Head'." [Read more]

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