Sunday, July 23, 2017

Linkin Park cancel North American tour following singer’s death

Linkin Park have cancelled their upcoming North American tour following the July 20 death of singer Chester Bennington.

"We are incredibly saddened to hear about the passing of Chester Bennington," Live Nation, the tour's promoter, said in a statement 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."

Fresh from a recently-completed European tour, Linkin Park were scheduled to begin a North American leg in support of their seventh album, “One More Light”, on July 27 in Mansfield, Massachusetts.

Co-produced by vocalist/keyboardist Mike Shinoda and guitarist Brad Delson, “One More Light” debuted at No. 1 on the US Billboard 200 upon its release in May.

Linkin Park have not released an official statement following Bennington's death last Thursday at the age of 41.

The Los Angeles County coroner confirmed the singer died of suicide by hanging at his Palos Verdes Estates home after an employee discovered Bennington hanging from a belt on a bedroom door.

Linkin Park have launched a tribute website to their fallen bandmate with links to suicide prevention resources in case fans, or someone they know, needs support during a time of crisis.

Visit the #RIPChester website at

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