Belfast Telegraph

Linkin Park cancel North America tour following the death of Chester Bennington

Promoters made the announcement a day after the singer was found dead at his Los Angeles home.

Linkin Park have cancelled their North American tour following the death of band member Chester Bennington.

Promoters Live Nation promised refunds to all ticket-holders as they made the announcement via Twitter on Friday, a day after news broke that Bennington had been found dead at the age of 41.

The post read: “The Linkin Park One More Light North American Tour has been cancelled. Refunds avail at point of purchase. Our thoughts to all affected.”

A spokesman for the company added: “We are incredibly saddened to hear about the passing of Chester Bennington.”

The band were set to kick off their trip next Thursday, just weeks after performing in London.

The Los Angeles County coroner’s office confirmed on Friday that Bennington died after hanging himself in his home.

Bennington, a singer for the Grammy award-winning band, had previously struggled with addiction and had spoken about depression and suicide.

As the news of his death broke, tributes poured in from artists and fans around the globe.

British grime artist Stormzy posted a picture on Instagram of him performing with Bennington and sharing a friendly embrace.

He wrote: “Rest in perfect peace my brother. Prayers up for the rest of the boys and your loved ones and your family.

“I say this all the time and I won’t stop saying it, you do not have the slightest clue as to what somebody is going through and what they’re battling in their mind.

“Thank you for all the love you showed me and giving a young musician a lifetimes worth of inspiration every time we linked up. Chester the Legend.”


From Belfast Telegraph