Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Linkin Park cancel North American tour due to injury

Linkin Park have cancelled the remaining North American dates on The Hunting Party winter tour following a leg injury to frontman Chester Bennington.

The band issued a statement saying “the injury requires immediate medical attention making it physically impossible for Bennington to perform.”

“I'm really disappointed this injury has made it impossible to continue with this tour,” says the singer. “The first couple of shows were just magical. We will truly miss not being with our fans for the next few weeks. Hope to see you again soon."

Fans can seek refunds at point of purchase.

The tour cancellation comes on the heels of Monday’s announcement cancelling shows in Pittsburgh, PA (Jan. 20) and Albany, NY (Jan 21) while Bennington assessed the severity of his injury with medical professionals.

Linkin Park performed the first three dates of the winter run with guests Rise Against and Of Mice & Men before shutting things down.

“The Hunting Party” – the band’s sixth album – debuted at No. 3 on the US Billboard 200 last June with opening week sales of 110,000 copies.

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