Published Sep 18, 2017The music world was rocked by the news of Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington's death in July of this year, with musical tributes to the man pouring in from fans and contemporaries alike. Now, the surviving members of Linkin Park have announced a tribute concert in memory of their bandmate.
The one-night event — set to take place at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on October 27 — will feature the five members lining up alongside a host of yet-to-be announced guests to pay tribute to Bennington.
A ticket pre-sale begins September 19 before the general public can purchase stubs on September 22. A press release notes that the band members will contribute their fees from the event to Music for Relief's One More Light Fund in memory of Bennington.
The announcement comes alongside a new video for "One More Light." Directed by the band's Joe Hahn and band videographer Mark Fiore, the clip features four and a half minutes of Bennington footage.
"It has been incredibly emotional to work on this, and especially to watch it," Hahn said in a statement. "I feel that by doing it, we not only faced some of our biggest fears, but it enabled us to use our talents to bring some light to people who need it. As we move forward to the Hollywood Bowl show and beyond, I think about the people who connect with the band, outside and inside our circle. This video is a gesture of good will to the people who want that connection."
The band's Mike Shinoda added, "'One More Light' was written with the intention of sending love to those who lost someone. We now find ourselves on the receiving end. In memorial events, art, videos, and images, fans all over the world have gravitated towards this song as their declaration of love and support for the band and the memory of our dear friend, Chester. We are so very grateful and can't wait to see you again."