Blink-182 cancel tour with Linkin Park after Chester Bennington death
Blink-182 have canceled their co-headlining summer tour with Linkin Park in the wake of Chester Bennington’s death. The band announced the news via their official Twitter account on Saturday.
“Blink-182 is wrecked by the loss of our friend and amazing musician Chester Bennington,” their post reads. “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 place of purchase.”
Bennington, the lead vocalist of Linkin Park, died by suicide Thursday at age 41. Linkin Park have also canceled the remainder of their current summer tour, titled One More Light North American Tour.
The Blink-182 and Linkin Park mini-tour — dubbed Welcome to Blinkin Park — was scheduled to kick off July 28. In May, both bands appeared in a Funny or Die video, above, to promote the run of dates.