Linkin Park’s tour and MGM show canceled

Linkin Park performs for the crowd late Day 2 of Rock in Rio USA on Saturday, May 9, 2015.
Photo: L.E. Baskow

Concert promoter Live Nation has announced the Linkin Park One More Light Tour has been canceled, including a concert scheduled for September 2 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, days after the death of frontman Chester Bennington. Refunds will be available at point of purchase.

The Associated Press has reported that Bennington, whose often-despondent lyrics and mix of vulnerable and screeching vocal styles helped launch the active rock subgenre on mainstream rock radio nearly 20 years ago, died of an apparent suicide. The singer had frequently appeared in Las Vegas over the years, typically performing with Linkin Park, but also with Stone Temple Pilots and Kings of Chaos. The multiplatinum band played the Chelsea on May 19 as part of a radio station promotion.

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