It shouldn’t be a surprise that all originally scheduled Linkin Park shows will be cancelled. The group are still grieving over the loss of their frontman, Chester Bennington. His voice is irreplaceable, which makes it even more difficult for the group to find a new strategy to carry on as a band without him. With that said, Linkin Park have issued a statement on cancelling their previously booked Japanese shows, which were originally scheduled to take place in November.
The group shared the following:
“To our wonderful fans in Japan and our brothers in ONE OK ROCK:
We have been looking forward to being with all of you, but unfortunately cannot play our previously scheduled performances in Tokyo. Until now, we have not communicated about our November shows because we sincerely wished to play, even in the wake of Chester’s passing. We are working each day to grieve, heal, and work towards stepping on stage together without our dear friend. We are so grateful for your love and support. Our sincere appreciation for your kind understanding.
– LINKIN PARK”
Linkin Park will return to the stage at the end of this month at The Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, CA, as a special tribute to their late bandmate. It will be the first time for the band to take the stage following Bennington’s death.