Linkin Park officially cancels upcoming Japan tour

ABC/Randy HolmesIf the wake of Chester Bennington‘s July 20 death, Linkin Park canceled their North American tour, but the band also had November dates in Japan still on the books, scheduled for November 2, 4 and 5. Those shows have now officially been canceled as well.

“We have been looking forward to being with all of you, but unfortunately cannot play our previously scheduled performances in Tokyo,” Linkin Park writes in a statement on their website. “Until now, we have not communicated about our November shows because we sincerely wished to play, even in the wake of Chester’s passing.”

“We are working each day to grieve, heal, and work towards stepping on stage together without our dear friend,” the band continues. “We are so grateful for your love and support. Our sincere appreciation for your kind understanding.”

Linkin Park will stage a memorial concert in honor of Bennington October 27 in Los Angeles. The show will feature performances from Blink-182, Korn‘s Jonathan Davis, and Bring Me the Horizon‘s Oli Sykes, plus members of Avenged Sevenfold and System of a Down.

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