Overnight in the US, Linkin Park’s very, very special tribute concert in celebration of the life of their former frontman Chester Bennington has been taking place at The Hollywood Bowl in California. The show only finished about 45 minutes ago, and the full show is available to watch on Linkin Park’s YouTube channel. It’s an emotional rollercoaster to put it mildly, but completely unmissable, and we would advise everyone to check out the very special show right here:
The remaining members of Linkin Park were joined by special guests including Oli Sykes from Bring Me The Horizon, Blink 182, members of Sum 41, Ryan Key from Yellowcard, Steve Aoki, Jonathan Davis from KoRn, M Shadows and Synyster Gates from Avenged Sevenfold and many more throughout the night for one off renditions from songs across Linkin Park’s entire song catalogue. The show was put together by Mike Shinoda and the rest of the band along with Chester’s family as a way for fans both in California and worldwide to have a celebration of their friend, husband, father, band mate and hero.
Since Chester’s passing in July, Linkin Park have established the One More Light Fund as part of their Music For Relief charity. The One More Light Fund is raising funds for a charity project particularly close to Chester’s heart, Solar Suitcases, which provides solar generators for remote healthcare facilities that don’t have access to regular electricity. More information can be found at http://musicforrelief.org/.