The Pulse of Radio reports that LINKIN PARK vocalist Mike Shinoda will open a new solo art exhibition called "Glorious Excess (Dies)" at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles next month. The new 17-painting show will open on August 29 with a public reception at 8:00 p.m., with Shinoda in attendance, and will remain at the museum through October 4. The new show is a sequel of sorts to his 2008 exhibition, "Glorious Excess (Born)", and Shinoda told The Pulse of Radio how it's different. "It's gonna be a bigger show with twice as many pieces, and it's gonna be a lot of fun," he said. "We had an amazing reception on the first show and I can't wait for people to see the new one."
Both "Glorious Excess" shows offer up a mix of paintings and digital works that explore society's obsession with celebrity culture, consumer addiction, and fascination with excess.
A collectible, limited-edition book chronicling the "Glorious Excess" series will be launched on opening night, while a documentary short film will run during the course of the exhibition. Series-based merchandise, including skateboard decks, will be on sale at the museum as well. All proceeds from the sale of both artwork and merchandise will go toward the Michael K. Shinoda Endowed Scholarship at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.
In other LINKIN PARK news, singer Chester Bennington's side band, DEAD BY SUNRISE, will perform a special three-song set as part of LINKIN PARK's show on four upcoming festival dates in the U.K., Germany and Japan, as well as the Epicenter festival in Pomona, California on August 22. The group's debut album, "Out Of Ashes", arrives on September 29.