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Linkin Park Release First Statement On Their Future Following Chester Bennington’s Death

Written by Tom Williams on August 23, 2017

Linkin Park have made their first comment on the future of the band since the death of their frontman Chester Bennington in July.

In a statement, the band have thanked fans for their support, saying, “Just wanted to say thank you to all our fans around the world for the tremendous outpouring of love, which has strengthened our spirit during this incredibly difficult time.”

The group then briefly comment on their future, suggesting that they could be planning to continue despite the loss of Bennington.

“The five of us are so grateful for all of your support as we heal and build the future of Linkin Park,” the say.

In closing, Linkin Park announce that they are planning “a special public event… to honor Chester’s memory”, which will take place in Los Angeles. The band say details about the public memorial will be shared “soon”.

Read the band’s full statement, below.

Since Bennington’s death — which has been ruled a suicide — Linkin Park have released a heartbreaking letter to their late frontman, who was laid to rest at a private funeral in late July.

Linkin Park were also reportedly in talks to tour Australia in 2018, in support of their latest album One More Light.

Linkin Park Statement (Via Facebook)

Just wanted to say thank you to all our fans around the world for the tremendous outpouring of love, which has strengthened our spirit during this incredibly difficult time.
The five of us are so grateful for all of your support as we heal and build the future of Linkin Park.

We are working on a special public event in Los Angeles to honor Chester’s memory, and look forward to sharing details with you soon.

Peace and love,
Phoenix and Linkin Park

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