Linkin Park have announced that they will be canceling the previously scheduled performances due to take place in Tokyo in November.
The band cited a need to take the time to grieve, heal, and “work towards stepping on stage together” without Chester Bennington, whose death previously shocked the music world.
— LINKIN PARK (@linkinpark) October 4, 2017
On an official blog post at the band’s website, a brief note was addressed to both the “wonderful fans in Japan” and “brothers in ONE OK ROCK.”
“We have been looking forward to being with all of you, but unfortunately cannot play our previously scheduled performances in Tokyo,” the note read. “Until now, we have not communicated about our November shows because we sincerely wished to play, even in the wake of Chester's passing. We are working each day to grieve, heal, and work towards stepping on stage together without our dear friend. We are so grateful for your love and support. Our sincere appreciation for your kind understanding.”
The rest of the update addressed Japanese fans and provided a way for fans to receive ticket refunds, which can be found at www.hipjpn.co.jp. Ticket refunds will be processed through that location starting Oct. 5 at 10:00 a.m. JST.