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Linkin Park Cancels Tour After Chester Bennington's Death

Stephen Andrew


In the wake of Chester Bennington's tragic death, his band Linkin Park has decided to cancel the North American leg of their upcoming tour.

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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 Rock and Snoop Dogg, according to E! News.

It was reported yesterday 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.' "

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A few years prior, he talked to Kerrang and revealed that he'd been molested as a child.

"If I think back to when I was really young, to when I was being molested, to when all these horrible things were going on around me, I shudder," the singer said.

Noisecreep interviewed him in 2009 and he opened up about some of the band's earlier songs. He revealed that the smash-hit "Crawling" was about "feeling like I had no control over myself in terms of drugs and alcohol."

He also acknowledged the irony of writing songs about his personal demons and receiving accolades for it.

"That feeling, being able to write about it, sing about it — those words sold millions of records, I won a Grammy, I made a lot of money," he said.

After his death was announced, his friend and bandmate Mike Shinoda made a personal statement.

"Shocked and heartbroken, but it's true. An official statement will come out as soon as we have one," he said.

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