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.
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."
1997 or 1998...I think this was the first photo we ever took together. We had just told Chester that we wanted him to join the band. He said he was ready to move out from Arizona to L.A. We went to a pizza place near UCLA to hang out and talk about what to do next. The band was called Xero at the time, and we probably had less than a half a dozen songs. No flame tattoos yet, no red hair yet, most of us were still in college.
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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."
Credit: Twitter / Talinda Bennington
The video shows Chester seemingly playing a game with some of his family, eating some sour tasting sweets.
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