blink-182, M. Shadows, Oli Sykes And More Announced For The Chester Bennington Tribute Gig
The Linkin Park And Friends tribute show, in honour of Chester Bennington, has confirmed a whole host of special guests and performers for the memorial gig.
It will be Linkin Park’s first time performing since the tragic passing of Chester back in July, and they’ll be joined by: Bring Me The Horizon’s Oli Sykes, blink-182, M. Shadows and Synyster Gates from Avenged Sevenfold, and Daron Malakian, Shavo Odadjian and John Dolmayan of System Of A Down.
Also confirmed to be appearing are: Machine Gun Kelly, Yellowcard’s William Ryan Key, Korn’s Jonathan Davis, and Kiiara, who sang on their single Heavy.
Check out the musicians confirming their appearances below:
In honor of our friend #ChesterBennington, we're excited to announce we'll be performing w/ @LinkinPark October 27.… https://t.co/oRCC4tMO5O— blink-182 (@blink182) Thu Sep 21 17:00:04 +0000 2017
Honored to have M. Shadows & Syn Gates perform w/ @LinkinPark in celebration of @ChesterBe. Tix On Sale 9/22 10AM P… https://t.co/wqp6GRKymF— Avenged Sevenfold (@TheOfficialA7X) Thu Sep 21 17:05:17 +0000 2017
Daron, Shavo and John will be joining @LinkinPark in honor of @ChesterBe. Tickets on sale tomorrow.… https://t.co/zKod9ZSVRt— System of a Down (@systemofadown) Thu Sep 21 17:43:35 +0000 2017
Honored, humbled, and so excited to perform with @linkinpark at @HollywoodBowl in honor of @ChesterBe Oct 27. Tix: https://t.co/ui4ljkyRGs— William Ryan Key (@williamryankey) Thu Sep 21 17:13:05 +0000 2017
In a recent interview, LP rapper Mike Shinoda said:
“With something like this, and it was the same at his funeral… I know that the circumstances of his passing were really dark, and as we said at the time, the darkness that he had was always there and was kind of part of the package, but what was so unique and special about this guy is that he used it as fuel to do so many positive things.
“The fans have been incredible. I don’t think we could have ever expected such an outpouring of love and all these tributes,” Mike added. “Fans everywhere were making these montages of images of Chester, images of themselves to this song and so we realised it struck a chord with them and we wanted to let them know we see that, we hear that so we made an official video for that.”
The gig will take place on October 27 at the legendary Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, which will see the band donate all their fees to the Music For Relief’s One More Light Fund in memory of Chester.
Watch the moving video for Linkin Park’s latest video, One More Light, below: