Linkin Park on Monday announced their first concert since singer Chester Bennington died in July, saying they would honor the former band-member with a “one-night-only celebration.”
The event will take place Oct. 27 at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, according to the band’s website, and will feature “a number of other artists” in addition to Linkin Park.
The band will donate its proceeds from the concert to the One More Light Fund at its Music For Relief charity, according to Entertainment Weekly. Linkin Park started the organization after the 2004 tsunami in the Indian Ocean, and the One More Light Fund specifically honors Bennington.
“I know it’s going to be a rollercoaster of emotion, but when we talk about this, when we’re focusing on the show, it’s really about celebrating life,” Linkin Park member Mike Shinoda said in a radio interview Monday morning, according to EW.
Since Bennington’s suicide, the bad has received an outpouring of support from fans and fellow musicians. They even created a special portion of the Linkin Park website to collect supportive messages after Bennington’s death.
On Monday, the band also released a video for “One More Light,” which is the title song of their most recent album.
“One More Light was written with the intention of sending love to those who lost someone,” Shinoda wrote in a statement on the video’s YouTube page. “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.”
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