Linkin Park have announced a special tribute to their late bandmate and friend Chester Bennington. The band will play a show at Los Angeles’s Hollywood Bowl on Friday, Oct. 27, marking the first time the five members will perform onstage together since Bennington’s passing in July.
A number of other artists will join Linkin Park for “an unforgettable night of music to honor the man who touched the lives of so many around the world,” a press release explains. Linkin Park’s individual members plan to donate their fees from the concert to Music For Relief’s One More Light Fund& in tribute to Bennington’s memory.
Ticket pre-sale begins Tuesday, Sept. 19, with the general on-sale following on Friday, Sept. 22. You can find more ticketing info on the band’s website here.
Linkin Park have also debuted the official video for “One More Light,” the title track from their latest album. The song had not been initially scheduled as a single, but it took on a singular resonance with fans in the weeks after Bennington’s death, prompting the band to give it the visual treatment. The incredibly affecting video, directed by Linkin Park’s Joe Hahn with the band’s longtime videographer Mark Fiore, celebrates Bennington’s memory, as well as the camaraderie between the band, their peers and their community.
“It has been incredibly emotional to work on this, and especially to watch it,” Hahn said. “I feel that by doing it, we not only faced some of our biggest fears, but it enabled us to use our talents to bring some light to people who need it. As we move forward to the Hollywood Bowl show and beyond, I think about the people who connect with the band, outside and inside our circle. This video is a gesture of good will to the people who want that connection.”
”’One More Light’ was written with the intention of sending love to those who lost someone. We now find ourselves on the receiving end,” said the band’s Mike Shinoda. “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.”
Watch the “One More Light” video below, read Linkin Park’s July written tribute to Bennington here and see a litany of other artists honoring the late singer here.