Linkin Park have announced a special show in honor of Chester Bennington. The band will come together for one night only in Los Angeles to celebrate the life of the late singer, and pay tribute to the man who touched so many lives. Taking place at the Hollywood Bowl on October 27th, Linkin Park will be joined by a number of other artists, and each LP member intends to donate their performance fees to Music For Relief’s One More Light Fund. Pre-sale for tickets begins Tuesday, September 19th, and general on-sale starts Friday, September 22nd.
The band have also shared a video for the song “One More Light”, featuring clips of Chester and the band over the years. Joe Hahn and Mike Shinoda have shared some personal messages about the video; you can see them below along with the song, which seems all the more poignant and heartbreaking now. The video shows just how strong the Linkin Park community has always been, and how together the band and fans will continue to draw strength from each other. Fans have been sharing their memories of Chester and showing their support, and you can read all their tributes here: chester.linkinpark.com
“It has been incredibly emotional to work on this, and especially to watch it. 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 that need it. As we move forward to the Hollywood Bowl show and beyond, I think about the people that connect with the band, outside and inside our circle. This video is a gesture of good will to the people that want that connection.”
– Joe Hahn
“One More Light was written with the intention of sending love to those who lost someone. 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.”
– Mike Shinoda