Linkin Park cancels remainder of tour after Chester Bennington's death
The day after frontman Chester Bennington died at the age of 41, Linkin Park has canceled the remainder of their current tour, EW has confirmed.
“We are incredibly saddened to hear about the passing of Chester Bennington,” events company Live Nation said in a statement. “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.”
Named after their seventh studio album, which was released in May, Linkin Park’s latest tour had already traveled through South America and Europe. Their last show was held July 6 in Birmingham, England, and the North American leg was set to begin on July 27 in Mansfield, Massachusetts.
On Thursday, Bennington was found dead just after 9 a.m. at a private residence in the Los Angeles County of Palo Verdes Estates. Earlier Friday, the cause of death was officially ruled a suicide by hanging.
Mike Shinoda, Bennington’s longtime Linkin Park bandmate, was among the celebrities reacting to singer’s death on social media. “Shocked and heartbroken, but it’s true,” he wrote.