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Linkin Park To Reunite For Chester Bennington Tribute Concert

Linkin Park To Reunite For Chester Bennington Tribute Concert

Linkin Park have announced a one-off reunion show in memory of their former lead singer Chester Bennington.

The 41-year-old frontman was found dead in his California home after taking his own life on July 20.

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The concert will be held Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on October 27 - the first time the group's surviving five members will perform together following the tragic suicide.

The band have also unveiled a new video for their recent album's title-track.

"'One More Light' was written with the intention of sending love to those who lost someone. We now find ourselves on the receiving end," says the band's Mike Shinoda.

"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."

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Bandmate Joe 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 who need it.

"As we move forward to the Hollywood Bowl show and beyond, I think about the people who connect with the band, outside and inside our circle. This video is a gesture of good will to the people who want that connection."

It comes after Chester's widow, Talinda, shared footage of him laughing and joking with family members just 36 hours before he took his own life.

In an emotional tribute on Twitter, she wrote: "My next tweet is the most personal tweet I have ever done. I'm showing this so that you know that depression doesn't have a face or a mood."

In her next post she wrote: "This is what depression looked like to us just 36 hrs b4 his death. He loved us SO much and we loved him #fuckdepression #MakeChesterProud."

The video shows Chester seemingly playing a game with some of his family, eating some sour tasting sweets.

Featured Image Credit: PA Images

Topics: concert, Hollywood, chester bennington, Tribute

James Dawson

James Dawson is a Journalist at LADbible. He has contributed articles to LADbible’s ‘Knowing Me, Knowing EU’ series on the EU referendum, the 'Electoral Dysfunction' series on the 2017 general election, the ‘U OK M8?’ series tackling mental health amongst young men, and for its ‘Climate Change’ initiative in partnership with National Geographic.