Linkin Park plans public event in honor of Chester Bennington
— August 22, 2017
Linkin Park is planning a special public memorial for its late lead singer Chester Bennington.
The band announced Tuesday that it is in the midst of organizing an event in Los Angeles, its native city, that will be open to fans looking to pay their respects and remember the fallen singer.
“We are working on a special public event in Los Angeles to honor Chester’s memory, and look forward to sharing details with you soon,” the band wrote in a note posted to Twitter. “The five of us are so grateful for all of your support as we heal and build the future of Linkin Park.”
The “five of us” refers to the surviving members of the nu metal outfit: Rob Bourdon, Brad Delson, Mike Shinoda, Joe Hahn and Dave “Phoenix” Farrell, who appears to have written the note.
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The Grammy-winning band also thanked fans for their love and support over the last few difficult weeks.
“Just wanted to say thank you to all of our fans around the world for the tremendous outpouring of love, which has strengthened our spirit during this incredibly difficult time,” the note read.
Linkin Park has been very public with grief for their cherished vocalist, who committed suicide July 20 at the age of 41.
Four days after Bennington’s death, the band he’d been singing with since the late ’90s shared an emotional open letter, praising his “infectious excitement” and “boisterous, funny, ambitious, creative, kind, generous voice.”
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“We’re trying to remind ourselves that the demons who took you away from us were always part of the deal,” the letter read. “After all, it was the way you sang about those demons that made everyone fall in love with you in the first place…We know that each of our lives was made better by you. Thank you for that gift. We love you, and miss you so much.”
Linkin Park was set to begin its One More Light tour just days after Bennington’s suicide. The tour has since been canceled and the band has not played together publicly since his death.
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