Popular rock band Linkin Park have announced a special one-night-only show to honor the life of Chester Bennington, the group’s lead singer who they lost to suicide this summer. The celebration will take place on Friday, October 27 at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.
The band’s five remaining members will perform their hits for fans, and also noted that they will be joined by “a number of other artists”, though none have been specifically named. They call the show “an unforgettable night of music to honor the man that touched the lives of so many around the world”.
They’ve also shared that fees from the event will be donated to Music For Relief’s One More Light Fund in memory of Chester. Music for Relief was founded by Linkin Park in 2004 as a response to the Indian Ocean tsunami and continues to raise millions to help survivors of natural disasters as well as to educate the public about the environmental consequences of global climate change. The charity’s website says that the One More Light fund was established “in memory of co-founder, Chester Bennington” and “will honor his generous spirit and his desire to help others”.
Alongside the tribute concert announcement, the band released a music video for their song One More Light directed by two of the band’s members, Joe Hahn and Mike Shinoda. It shows clips of their late friend performing the song, meeting fans, spending time with his bandmates, etc.
Shinoda said of the video that: “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.”
Hahn added: “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.”
Tickets will be available for presale to members of the band’s fan club, called LP Underground, today, September 19 at 12 PM PT and to the public on Friday, September 22 at 10 AM PT on Ticketmaster.
Those who cannot attend the show but wish to donate to the One More Light fund in memory of Chester can do so here.
Last Updated on September 19, 2017