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Linkin Park holding tribute concert, premiere 'One More Light' video

Posted by risefromtheashesmusicnews@gmail.com on September 18, 2017 at 3:15 PM

Today, Linkin Park announced a one-night-only show in honor of their bandmate, vocalist and friend, Chester Bennington. The show will take place in Los Angeles on Friday, Oct. 27 at the legendary Hollywood Bowl.

The special show will mark the first time the five members will be performing on stage together since Bennington's suicide on July 20. According to the band's website, "the band will be joined by a number of other artists for an unforgettable night of music to honor the man who touched the lives of so many around the world."

The band members will be donating their fees from the event to Music For Relief's One More Light Fund in memory of Bennington, which was set up in order to continue to honor his generous spirit and desire to help others.. Linkin Park formed Music For Relief in 2004 in response to the Indian Ocean tsunami and the foundation has raised over $9 million for survivors of multiple disasters around the world.

Pre-sale tickets for the Hollywood Bowl show will be on sale on Tuesday, Sep. 19 and the general on-sale will be on Friday, Sep. 22. More information is available at their website here: https://linkinpark.com/

Linkin Park also premiered the official video for the album title track, "One More Light" this morning. The track was not meant to be a single, but the strong connection with the fans in the weeks following Bennington's death spurred the band to put the video together.

Directed by Linkin Park DJ/visual artist Joe Hahn, and longtime band videographer Mark Fiore, the video not only reflects on Bennington's memory, but also the fierce connection between the band mates, their crew and the community that has given them strength over the last couple of months.

Hahn had this to say about the video, "It has been incredibly emotional to work on this, and especially to watch it. 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."

Vocalist/rhythm guitarist/keyboardist Mike Shinoda elaborated, "'One More Light" was written with the intention of sending love to those who lost someone. 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."

Linkin Park formed in California in 1996 and are the best-selling band of the 21st century, having sold over 100 million records worldwide.


Check out the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tm8LGxTLtQk



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