Linkin Park Cancel 2017 North American Tour

2017-07-22

Story by Charles Ken

In the wake of the death of Chester Bennington, Linkin Park has canceled their upcoming tour

Linkin Park has officially canceled their upcoming North American tour. According to Live Nation, the group will not embark on the trek, which was scheduled to begin next Thursday, July 27, in Boston.

“We are incredibly saddened to hear about the passing of Chester Bennington,” Live Nation said in an official statement. “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 frontman Chester Bennington was found dead in his home outside of Los Angeles on Thursday (July 20). According to the official Los Angeles County coroner’s statement, Bennington’s death has been ruled a suicide. He was 41 years old.

Bennington passed away on the same day that would have marked the late Chris Cornell’s 53rd birthday. a spokesperson for the Cornell family issued a statement about Bennington’s death.

“The Cornell family is overwhelmed by the heartbreaking news about Chester Bennington which tragically comes so soon after their family’s own loss,” the statement says. “They open up their loving arms to Chester’s family and share in the sorrow with all those who loved him.”

The upcoming tour was to promote Linkin Park’s newly released album, “One More Light.” Rapper Machine Gun Kelly was scheduled to open on the tour.

Photo credit: Anne Erickson

Posted by Charles Ken | Alternative, Music, Rock, Rock News

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