US Tour of Linkin Park cancelled after Chester Bennington’s death


Rock band Linkin Park cancelled its visit in North America after the suicide of frontman Chester Bennington. “The Linkin Park One More Light North American Tour has been cancelled. Refunds avail at point of purchase. Our thoughts to all affected,” tour promoter Live Nation tweeted on Friday. Linkin Park’s visit was supposed to start in another week from now in Mansfield, Massachusetts. Chester Bennington, the lead vocalist of Linkin Park since 1999, was discovered dead on Thursday at his southern California home in an apparent suicide. He was 41. “He was discovered hanging in his room. No note was discovered,” coroner’s representative Ed Winter told Reuters.

The Grammy-winning band released an album titled One More Light in a few months back. Meanwhile, hours before his death, the music video for the single Talking To Myself was released.

Chester Bennington appeared with Linkin Park’s debut album Hybrid Theory, which released in 2000. It apparently turned into USA’s top-selling album in 2001 and more than 10 million copies of it were sold. The album included hits, for example, In the End, One Step Closer and Crawling, which won a Grammy in 2002 for best hard rock performance.

After Chester Bennington’s death, his better half Talinda’s Twitter account was allegedly hacked and a few tweets, which “claimed” her affair with Linkin Park member Mike Shinoda were sent out. The tweets from Talinda’s account were later deleted.

Chester Bennington’s death was mourned by big names like Nile Rodgers, Rihanna, Dwayne Johnson and Avril Lavigne.

Chester Bennington had been vocal about his fight against alcohol and drug abuse. He is survived by wife Talinda and six children.