Linkin Park Cancels Tour After Chester Bennington's Death
Mon, 24 Jul 2017 10:03:03
Linkin Park have canceled their upcoming tour after the passing of lead singer Chester Bennington. Bennington died at a private residence in Palos Verdes Estates, California on July 20th.
The tour's promoter, Live Nation, released a statement saying, "We are incredibly saddened to hear about the passing of Chester Bennington. 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."
Linkin Park recently returned from a European tour in support of their recent chart-topping LP, One More Light. The band was scheduled to begin their North American leg July 27th in Mansfield, Massachusetts.
During the tour, Linkin Park was set to play two dates with Blink-182 titled "Welcome to Blinkin Park." Those shows have been canceled as well. Blink-182 released a statement saying, "Blink-182 is wrecked by the loss of our friend and amazing musician Chester Bennington. We could never imagine playing 'Blinkin Park' without his incredible talent and voice. It just would not be possible. We send our deepest sympathies to his family, bandmates, friends and fans. Refunds will be available at the point of purchase."
The Welcome to Blinkin Park mini-tour was scheduled for July 28th at Flushing, New York's Citi Field and July 30th at Hersheypark in Pennsylvania.
Elsewhere, Linkin Park has set up a tribute website tribute website for Chester Bennington where fans can post messages, videos and photos. Click here to reach the site.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff