Lake Tahoe concert, tour canceled after death of Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington
Linkin Park has canceled the remainder of its One More Light tour dates — which included a stop at Harveys Outdoor Arena in Stateline on Friday, Sept. 1 — following the death of frontman Chester Bennington on Thursday, July 20.
“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,” said a statement from the band’s management.
On Friday, July 21, the Los Angeles County coroner’s office confirmed that Bennington died by hanging. The office’s spokesman, Ed Winter, said the rocker hanged himself from a bedroom door in his home, and a half-empty bottle of alcohol was found in the room.
ORIGINAL POST: Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington dies, Tahoe concert in question
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennington, who sold millions of albums with a unique mix of hard rock, hip-hop and rap, was found dead in his home near Los Angeles on Thursday, July 20, the Los Angeles County coroner says. He was 41.
Coroner spokesman Brian Elias said authorities are investigating Bennington’s death as an apparent suicide but no additional details are available.
Linkin Park was scheduled to play Harveys Outdoor Arena as part of the 2017 Lake Tahoe Summer Concert Series on Friday, Sept. 1. The venue is awaiting a message from the band’s management team before making a statement on how Bennington’s death will affect Linkin Park’s current tour.
The Grammy Award-winning group sold 10 million copies of their 2000 debut, “Hybrid Theory,” and then another 4 million with 2003’s multiplatinum “Meteora.” Both albums explored feelings of frustration and fury.
Bennington, who sported piercings and tattoos, struggled with drug and alcohol addictions at various times during his life. He was married and is survived by six children.
Linkin Park released their most recent album, “One More Light,” in May. It was a CD that divided critics and fans alike for its embrace of pop. Although the band had always experimented with different sounds, some claimed the band had sold out, which Bennington denied. It became the band’s fifth No. 1 album debut on the Billboard 200.
Bennington was close friends with Chris Cornell, who died by hanging earlier this year, and performed Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” at the Soundgarden singer’s memorial in late May.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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