Linkin Park Cancel Their ‘One More Light’ Tour In The Wake Of Chester Bennington’s Death
In the wake of the death of Chester Bennington, Linkin Park has officially canceled their upcoming tour. “We are incredibly saddened to hear about the passing of Chester Bennington,” Live Nation, the tour’s promoter, said in a statement on Friday. “The Linkin Park One More Light North American Tour has been canceled and refunds are available at point of purchase. Our thoughts go out to all those affected.” Bennington was found dead at his Palos Verdes residence Thursday morning from an apparent suicide.
The rap-metal band has yet to release an official statement following Bennington’s death on Thursday, the Linkin Park’s official Instagram did post a photo of their lead singer.
Linkin Park had recently wrapped up with their European tour earlier this month and was set to begin the North American leg of the tour on July 27th in Mansfield, Massachusetts. The tour was to support their new LP “One More Light.” Linkin Park was also scheduled to perform two more dates on their co-headlining tour with Blink-182 titled “Welcome to Blinkin Park” tour. Those two concerts are still scheduled but without Linkin Park.
Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker paid tribute to Bennington on Twitter. “Absolutely heartbroken. I’ll cherish every time we hung out or rocked a stage together. Condolences & prayers to all. So sad,” Barker wrote.
Days before committing suicide, Bennington and the rest of Linkin Park were filming an upcoming episode of “Carpool Karaoke: The Series.” The band tweeted out a photo of Bennington, Mike Shinoda, and Joe Hahn alongside Ken Jeong on July 14.
Weeks before Chester committed suicide, his 11-year-old son Tyler wrote a heartbreaking note to his father and one of the singer’s final tweets with his wife and daughter is truly tragic.
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