Linkin Park Releases Heartfelt ‘One More Light’ Video, Announces Chester Bennington Tribute Concert
In the wake of Chester Bennignton’s death in July, Linkin Park has released an emotional music video for the title track off the band’s latest album “One More Light”. Directed by Joe Hahn and Mark Fiore, the captivating visuals highlights Chester’s memories with his fans and bandmates over the years.
The video begins with Chester being surrounded by fans during a concert. The late singer’s voice can be heard in the background as footage that sees him embracing his fans and having fun with his friends appears onscreen. By the end of the clip, a message pops up. It reads, “Chester, you ignited a flame of passion, laughter & courage in our hearts forever. We miss you, brother. -Joe, Mike, Brad, Dave & Rob.”
“It has been incredibly emotional to work on this, and especially to watch it,” Joe Hahn said in a press release. “I feel that by doing it, we not only faced some of our biggest fears, but it enabled us to use our talents to bring some light to people who need it. As we move forward to the Hollywood Bowl show and beyond, I think about the people who connect with the band, outside and inside our circle. This video is a gesture of good will to the people who want that connection.”
Meanwhile, Mike Shinoda shared, ” ‘One More Light’ was written with the intention of sending love to those who lost someone. We now find ourselves on the receiving end. In memorial events, art, videos and images, fans all over the world have gravitated towards this song as their declaration of love and support for the band and the memory of our dear friend, Chester. We are so very grateful and can’t wait to see you again.”
Linkin Park will continue to honor Chester with “Celebrate Life” memorial concert. Dubbed “an unforgettable night of music to honor the man that touched the lives of so many around the world,” the special show will take place on October 27 at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl.
The upcoming concert will be the first time Linkin Park’s remaining members perform together since Chester’s tragic death. They plan to donate the fees from the event to Music for Relief’s One More Light Fund. Pre-sale tickets will go on sale on September 19, while the general tickets are available on September 22. Please visit linkinpark.com for further information.