Blink 182, Machine Gun Kelly, Zedd and others are joining the members of Linkin Park to celebrate the life of friend and singer Chester Bennington with a concert to be live-streamed on YouTube from the Hollywood Bowl Oct. 27.
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iHeartRadio Theatre, Burbank, Calif.
The concert will be live streamed free of charge at youtube.com/linkinpark, Oct. 27 at 7:45 p.m. PT.
Proceeds will benefit the One More Light Fund in honor of Bennington, who committed suicide and was found dead at his home July 20. The fund is part of the Music For Relief nonprofit co-founded by Bennington, and will “honor Chester’s generous spirit and his desire to help others,” according to the announcement.
One More Light is the name of Linkin Park’s most recent album, which dropped in May and featured Bennington on vocals. The track of the same name, which addresses the loss of a friend, was released in October after Bennington’s death and has counted more than 33 million YouTube hits.
“It has been incredibly emotional to work on this, and especially to watch it,” keyboardist/programmer/backing vocalist Joe Hahn previously said of the video. “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.”
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.
“‘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.”
Tickets to the Hollywood Bowl show went on sale Sept. 22.