Chester Bennington was such a monumental alternative rock icon over the past couple decades that the tributes are still coming in following his death in July. His memory was previously honor by live performances from Jay-Z and Coldplay, and now Linkin Park themselves are putting together a big event that will mark their first time performing together since Bennington’s passing.
“Linkin Park And Friends Celebrate Life In Honor Of Chester Bennington” is set to take place at the Hollywood Bowl on October 27th. Pre-sale tickets will be available on September 19th, while general on-sale begins September 22nd via Linkin Park’s website. That’s all we know about the event as of now, but we can at least speculate about what guests will show up: The band and its members have previously worked or were friendly with Jay-Z, Stone Temple Pilots, My Chemical Romance’s Gerard Way, Travis Barker, Steve Aoki, and others, so it would make sense to see some of those people show up.
Alongside the show announcement, Linkin Park also shared a new video for “One More Light.” Directed by Linkin Park’s Joe Hahn and band videographer Mark Fiore, the clip is an emotional look back at Bennington’s life behind the scenes with Linkin Park and on stage with the group. Fiore said of the video, “It has been incredibly emotional to work on this, and especially to watch it. 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.” Mike Shinoda also said:
“‘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.”
Watch the video for “One More Light” above, and revisit our look at why Bennington was a rare type of rock star here.