The two bands were scheduled to embark on the Welcome to Blinkin Park tour, but in the wake of Bennington's tragic suicide, the band has decided to forego the tour.
In a statement, the pop-punk band said, "Blink-182 is wrecked by the loss of our friend and amazing musician Chester Bennington. We could never imagine playing
The message continued, "We send our deepest sympathies to his family, bandmates,
blink-182 is wrecked by the loss of our friend and amazing musician Chester Bennington. We could never imagine playing blinkin park without his incredible talent and voice. It just would not be possible. We send our deepest sympathies to his family, bandmates, friends and fans. Refunds will be available at the point of purchase.
In addition to this canceled tour, the day after Bennington's death, Linkin Park decided to cancel the North American leg of their upcoming headlining tour.
Live Nation released a statement saying, "We are incredibly saddened to hear about the passing of Chester Bennington. The Linkin Park One More Light North American Tour has been canceled and refunds are available at point of purchase. Our thoughts go out to all those affected."
The One More Light tour was set to kick-off in Mansfield, Massachusetts on July 27th, and special guests would have included Machine Gun Kelly, One OK
It was reported on Thursday that Bennington had died after committing suicide in his Los Angeles home.
He had previously dealt with depression and substance abuse issues and even spoke about them in interviews.
In a 2015 interview with Rock Sound, Bennington spoke about his dark times, saying, "I literally hated life and I was like, 'I don’t want to have feelings. I want to be a sociopath. I don’t want to do anything. I don’t want to care what other people feel like. I want to feel nothing.'"