With the death of Chester Bennington last Thursday, the band has cancelled all their upcoming shows for the One More Light Tour, says Live Nation, an entertainment company and the band’s management. The tour was supposed to start next week, and Linkin Park hasn’t yet settled on the release of the official statement regarding the death of their front man vocalist.Currently, the band is far too devastated to even consider performing for the 30+ shows coming up later this year. Mike Shinoda, a band mate and friend, stated he was shocked. Blink 182 had also cancelled their Blinkin Park Tour alongside Linkin Park due to the devastation of the death.
“The Blinkin Park Tour wouldn’t have been possible without the voice of the talent, Chester Bennington,” said Blink 182 on Twitter. All the tickets would be reimbursed at the ticket counters for the tour. A California based radio station, KIIS FM, aired an interview earlier this year, before the death of the vocalist last week. Chester mentioned he had psychotic episodes and that he was finding it increasingly difficult to cope with his own mind. He revealed his life was on repeat, and he was unable to get out. He was essentially defenseless with his own destructive thoughts.
With the band’s 2 Grammys, you’d think success was a stamp to happiness, but for Chester, fate intervened. The band was in fact, tied up with meetings and photo shoots all last week since the tour was scheduled to start next week, with shows all over America following August. He left behind his wife and six children.
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