Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda announces solo headlining tour
Mike Shinoda

Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda has announced a headlining North American tour. Dubbed the Monster Outbreak Tour, the trek consists of 22 shows starting Oct. 10 in Montreal, Quebec. The tour will hit cities like Orlando, Atlanta, New Orleans, Dallas, Las Vegas, and Chicago before wrapping up Nov. 17 in Silver Spring, Maryland. Tickets go on sale Friday, Aug. 10 at 10 a.m. local time.

This marks Shinoda’s first tour as a solo artist in support of his new album, Post Traumatic. At each show, he’ll also show off art pieces he created during the making of the record as a special treat for fans.

“Listening to a recorded song is not the same as experiencing that song live on stage,” he said in a statement. “Similarly, seeing a painting in an album or book is not the same as seeing the original, in person. In sharing a live experience with you, my hope is to inspire questions, answers, and reflection – not only about my story but about your own. The search for meaning is boundless, and art is often one of our best vehicles.”

The upcoming tour follows a string of headline shows and festival appearances in Asia and Europe, including Summer Sonic in Japan, France’s Rock En Seine, and the U.K.’s Read and Leeds.

Post Traumatic  was released in June and spawned the singles "Crossing a Line," "Nothing Makes Sense Anymore," and his new single "Brooding."The album also features the three songs he previously released as the Post Traumatic EP back in January.

Mike Shinoda tour dates:

Oct. 10 - Montreal, QC - MTELUS
Oct. 11 - Toronto, ON - REBEL Entertainment Complex
Oct. 13 - New York, NY - The Rooftop At Pier 17 Pier at 17
Oct. 14 - Philadelphia, PA - Fillmore 
Oct. 15 - Stroudsburg, PA - Sherman Theater 
Oct. 17 - Charlotte, NC - Fillmore 
Oct. 19 - Tampa, FL - The Ritz Ybor 
Oct. 20 - Orlando, FL - House Of Blues 
Oct. 21 - Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle 
Oct. 23 - Raleigh, NC - Ritz 
Oct. 25 - New Orleans, LA - House Of Blues 
Oct. 28 - Dallas, TX - House Of Blues 
Oct. 30 - Las Vegas, NV - House Of Blues 
Nov. 02 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Palladium 
Nov. 05 - Anaheim, CA - House Of Blues 
Nov. 06 - San Francisco, CA - The Masonic 
Nov. 08 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot 
Nov. 09 - Denver, CO - Fillmore Auditorium 
Nov. 11 - Chicago, IL - House Of Blues 
Nov. 14 - Boston, MA - House Of Blues 
Nov. 16 - Detroit, MI - Fillmore 
Nov. 17 - Silver Spring, MD - Fillmore