Linkin Park Announces Show Honoring Chester Bennington
Linkin Park announced that there will be a "special show in honor" of Chester Bennington on Oct. 27.
Linkin Park announced on Twitter Monday (Sept. 18) afternoon that there will be a "special show in honor" of Chester Bennington at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on Oct. 27.
Further details provided on the band's website state that "the band will be joined by a number of other artists, for an unforgettable night of music to honor the man that touched the lives of so many around the world."
Bennington, the band's lead singer, died by suicide at age 41 on July 20, 2017. He was found hanging in his Palos Verdes, Calif., home. Since his death, Bennington's family -- he is survived by six children and a wife -- has been outspoken on the subject of suicide. For World Suicide Prevention Day on Sept. 10, Bennington's 15-year-old son, Draven, was seen in a video uploaded to YouTube imploring viewers by saying, "Hi, I'm Draven Bennington, and I'm here on National Suicide Prevention Week. I want to make a commitment that I will talk to someone before I hurt myself when I'm feeling depressed, sad or going through a hard week, month or year. I want to challenge you to do the same -- to help youself, not hurt yourself."
On Monday (Sept. 18), Bennington's wife, Talinda, posted a video from 36 hours before Chester's suicide showing him laughing and joking around with his family. She tweeted alongside the video, "This is what depression looked like to us just 36 hrs b4 his death. He loved us SO much & we loved him. #f**kdepression #MakeChesterProud"
Tickets for Linkin Park's special show go on sale to the public Friday (Sept. 22) at 10 a.m. Pacific. Take a look at the band's tweet about the event below.
— LINKIN PARK (@linkinpark) September 18, 2017
This article was originally published on Billboard.