Linkin Park Announce Hollywood Bowl Concert To Honor Chester Bennington


Linkin Park has announced a special show in honor of its bandmate and friend, Chester Bennington. The one-night-only celebration will take place in Los Angeles, at the legendary Hollywood Bowl on Friday, October 27.

The singular event marks the first time the five members will be performing on stage together since Chester passed on July 20. The band will be joined by a number of other artists, for an unforgettable night of music to honor the man who touched the lives of so many around the world.

The individual band members intend to contribute their fees from the event to Music For Relief’s One More Light Fund in memory of Chester.

Pre-sale for tickets begins Tuesday, September 19, and general on-sale Friday, September 22. Below are ten singers who could make sense to fill in for Chester Bennington.

Corey Taylor

Corey Taylor has shown an openness to take on multiple projects, simultaneously fronting Slipknot and Stone Sour for years, and even auditioning for Velvet Revolver after Scott Weiland’s dismissal in 2008. While Taylor’s voice is no way way identical to Bennington’s, Taylor also has the ability to sing melodic and scream, a key part of the Linkin Park sound.


Kiiara would definitely make sense at the very least as a frequent guest performer to sing “Heavy” in its entirety in honor of her duet partner Chester Bennington.

Emily Armstrong

Dead Sara frontwoman Emily Armstrong is one of the greatest and most underrated voices to come out in rock in the 2010’s. Performing with Linkin Park would be an opportunity to really make her voice heard, and she would bring the ability to both perform a lot of Linkin Park’s back catalog in a completely unique way with a female voice, and also to contribute to any new material.

Jared Leto

Jared Leto was close friends with Chester, has the ability to sing melodic and scream, and could be one of the choices on this list who would be quickly accepted by many fans. Leto honored his late friend at the MTV VMA’s.

William DuVall

William DuVall replaced Layne Staley in Alice In Chains, and he has the range to perform many of Linkin Park’s hits. DuVall would be a great voice to add to any potential tribute performance.

Dan Reynolds

Imagine Dragons frontman Dan Reynolds would be a choice if Linkin Park really wanted to move forward with new albums, as the band appeared to be moving in a more electronic rock direction on One More Light.

Jonathan Davis

Korn came to commercial prominence around the same time as Linkin Park, and hearing Davis sing Hybrid Theory would definitely feel like an early 2000’s throwback.

Ryan Shuck

Ryan Shuck would make perfect sense for a tribute show guest spot performance with his history with Chester in Dead By Sunrise. Shuck has already performed Dead By Sunrise and Grey Daze songs in honor of his friend.

Jeff Gutt

Jeff Gutt appeared on The X-Factor in the U.S. a few years ago, and more recently he has auditioned to replace both Scott Weiland and Chester Bennington in Stone Temple Pilots.

Mike Shinoda

If Linkin Park decide to only stick to select tribute performances, they could strip down and rework some of their hits to fit Mike Shinoda’s voice, or let the fans sing Chester’s parts with Shinoda continuing to sing his parts.