A few days ago, the widow of Chester Bennington shared the last known video of the Linkin Park singer where he seems happy only hours before his death. Now two months after his death, Linkin Park celebrates the life of their late frontman with the music video for “One More Light.”
The new video, which is directed by Joe Hahn and Mark Fiore, features various video clips of Bennington interacting with fans and performing since Linkin Park was formed in 1996. Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda wrote a touching tribute to Bennington:
“’One More Light’ was written with the intention of sending love to those who lost someone. We now find ourselves on the receiving end. In memorial events, art, videos, and images, fans all over the world have gravitated towards this song as their declaration of love and support for the band and the memory of our dear friend, Chester. We are so very grateful and can’t wait to see you again.”
Hahn added his own sentimental words for the loss of the Linkin Park singer:
“It has been incredibly emotional to work on this, and especially to watch it,” I feel that by doing it, we not only faced some of our biggest fears, but it enabled us to use our talents to bring some light to people that need it. As we move forward to the Hollywood Bowl show and beyond, I think about the people that connect with the band, outside and inside our circle. This video is a gesture of good will to the people that want that connection.”
Linkin Park announced there would be a “one-night-only celebration” scheduled at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on October 27. “The band will be joined by a number of other artists, for an unforgettable night of music to honor the man that touched the lives of so many around the world,” the announcement says. Proceeds will raise money for Music for Relief’s One More Light Fund in memory of Bennington. Pre-sale tickets for the show will start on Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 12 p.m. PST, and general public tickets will go on-sale this Friday, Sept. 22, at 10:00 a.m. PST. More details HERE and you can make a donation HERE.