Linkin Park Books Bennington Tribute
More details are here for Linkin Park’s special show honoring lead vocalist Chester Bennington. We’ve got the date and venue but you’ll have to wait for the rest of the lineup.
The one-night-only celebration of the singer/songwriter is scheduled Oct. 27 at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.
The event marks the first time the remaining members of Linkin Park have taken the stage together since Bennington’s death on July 20. The musicians will be donating their fees from the concert to Music For Relief’s One More Light Fund in memory of Bennington. The lineup will also feature a number of other yet-to-be announced artists.
Bennington was found dead at his home in Palos Verdes Estates, Calif., July 20. The death was ruled a suicide.
Jordan Strauss / Invision for MTV / AP Images – Chester Bennington of Linkin Park
MTV Fan Fest / Fandom Awards, Petco Park, San Diego, Calif.
Following the news of Bennington’s death, Linkin Park canceled its “One More Light” tour with Machine Gun Kelly. The trek was supposed to begin July 27 at the Xfinity Center in Mansfield, Mass. Blink-182, Snoop Dogg, One Ok Rock and Wu-Tang Clan were also scheduled to appear on select dates.
In addition to his work with Linkin Park, Bennington was also the lead vocalist for Stone Temple Pilots from 2013 to 2015 and he served as the frontman for Dead by Sunrise.
Linkin Park released the official video for the title track to its seventh studio album, One More Light, today. The video was directed by the band’s Joe Hahn and longtime band videographer Mark Fiore. The band notes that the song wasn’t initially going to be a single but the decision was made after seeing fans’ strong connection to the tune following Bennington’s death.
“It has been incredible emotional to work on this, and especially to watch it,” keyboardist/programmer/backing vocalist Joe Hahn said in a statement. “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 who need it. As we move forward to the Hollywood Bowl show and beyond, I think about the people who connect with the band, outside and inside our circle. This video is a gesture of good will to the people who want that connection.”
“‘One More Light’ was written with the intention of sending love to those who lost someone,” multi-instrumentalist Mike Shinoda said. “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.”
Presale tickets for the Hollywood Bowl show begin Sept. 19. Tickets go on sale to the general public Sept. 22.
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