One week from tonight, the surviving members of LINKIN PARK will celebrate the life of their friend and bandmate Chester Bennington with an unforgettable night of music at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. The one-night-only show sold out immediately, but now fans will have another chance to experience this historic concert event.
"Linkin Park & Friends Celebrate Life In Honor of Chester Bennington" will stream live free of charge exclusively on YouTube Friday, October 27 at 7:45 p.m. PT at youtube.com/linkinpark.
This historic concert celebration will be the first time LINKIN PARK performs on stage together since Chester passed on July 20. Many amazing artists will be joining them on stage, including BLINK-182, Machine Gun Kelly, Jonathan Davis from KORN, Kiiara, Zedd, members of NO DOUBT, SYSTEM OF A DOWN, YELLOWCARD, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, and many other surprises.
As one of the biggest channels on the digital platform, the LINKIN PARK YouTube channel has more than ten million subscribers, and 4.7 billion (yes, billion) views. The band's latest music video for the song "One More Light" has received more than 33 million views alone.
Don't miss this special once-in-a-lifetime concert to honor a man who touched the lives of so many around the world.
LINKIN PARK vocalist Mike Shinoda spoke publicly for the first time about the death of Bennington and the band's future in an interview on September 18 with Los Angeles radio station KROQ. Discussing the group's Bennington tribute concert, Shinoda said, "I had gone to [producer] Rick Rubin as a source of guidance. He had said, 'I think you guys need to get on stage. I think that'll be the thing that'll feel good. It'll be super, super hard.'"
Shinoda continued: "We haven't gone out together in public, we haven't played — we haven't gone on stage... I know that for some of the guys in the band, getting on stage is more scary than [for] other guys in the band, but I will say that for all of us, it's definitely the thing that we want to do. It feels like the right way to celebrate Chester."
Shinoda said about his late friend and bandmate: "I know that the circumstances of his passing were really dark, and as we said at the time, the darkness that he had was always there and was kind of part of the package, but what was so unique and special about this guy is that he used it as fuel to do so many positive things… He was such a happy guy, he was such a fun guy. When he'd walk in the room, there was such a positive, funny, upbeat energy, and that's what we wanna get out of this show."
Shinoda admitted that the show will be a "roller coaster of emotion."
Proceeds from the concert will go to Music For Relief's One More Light Fund in memory of Bennington.
Bennington committed suicide at his home in Palo Verdes Estates, California.