Linkin Park cancel tour following Chester Bennington’s death — UPDATED

July 21, 2017
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UPDATE: July 22 at 11:09 a.m ET:

Blink-182 have announced that they will not be continuing with their “Blinkin Park” shows. The band posted a photo of Chester surrounded by his fans on their Instagram, along with this statement:

“Blink-182 is wrecked by the loss of our friend and amazing musician Chester Bennington. We could never imagine playing blinkin park without his incredible talent and voice. It just would not be possible. We send our deepest sympathies to his family, bandmates, friends and fans. Refunds will be available at the point of purchase.”


Original Story:

Linkin Park have canceled their One More Light tour following the death of frontman Chester Bennington. The tour was set to kick off next week in Mansfield, MA on July 27, and run through October before the band headed overseas to Japan.

Read more: Chester Bennington's cause of death has been confirmed 

In a statement from Live Nation, “We are incredibly saddened to hear about the passing of Chester Bennington. The Linkin Park One More Light North American tour has been canceled and refunds are available at point of purchase. Our thoughts go out to all those affected.”

It was confirmed by L.A. County Coroner today, July 21, that Bennington died by hanging on Thursday, July 20 at his home near Los Angeles.

Linkin Park were set to co-headline with Blink-182 in Queens and Hershey, PA on July 28-29. According to TMZ, there has been no word yet on whether or not Blink will continue with these shows.  

Our thoughts are with Bennington's family and friends at this time.

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