Linkin Park has suffered a huge loss with the death of its frontman, Chester Bennington. Chester committed suicide in Los Angeles earlier this week. The famous singer hanged himself, while several reports claimed that he was dealing with depression, drug and alcohol abuse.
As imagined, following the tragic death of Chester, the band decided to cancel its tour. The organizers of the tour are offering refunds to everyone who purchased tickets and will not be able now to attend the concert.
“We are incredibly saddened to hear about the passing of Chester Bennington,” an official statement from the band’s tour promoters said. “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 same statement added.
There is no official statement from the band with regards to what happened and it is yet to see how this whole situation will be handled. Chester was 41 years old and left behind six children. He was set to perform a series of concerts with Linkin Park. The band recently ended its European tour and was set to start its North American performance. The band was supposed to have a concert in October in Los Angeles.
After the death of Chester Bennington, Linkin Park’s US music sales increased spectacularly. Nielsen Music reported that the sales grew with 5,332% compared to sales a day before. Some of the best-selling songs of the band included “In the End”, “Numb”, “Heavy”, “Somewhere I Belong” or “What I’ve Done.” The latest album of the band, One More Light, also gained a lot of attention from fans. Other albums that are expected to have high sales are Hybrid Theory and Meteora.
Without a doubt, Chester Bennington will remain in the hearts of Linkin Park fans from all around the world and his music will always be alive.