Fans of Linkin Park have been remembering late frontman Chester Bennington through his music since his tragic death by suicide, with the band’s music setting all sorts of new records and dominating the rock charts as fans discover and rediscover it week by week.

Now, the band themselves are planning a proper public gathering for the band’s fans to join together and pay tribute, announcing that a special event is being planned to take place in Los Angeles.

“The five of us are so grateful for all of your support as we heal and build the future of Linkin Park,” the band told fans on social media. “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.”

There’s no further detail on what this might involve, but some fans believe that Linkin Park might perform live for fans with the aid of guest vocalists.

Linkin Park announced the Chester Bennington memorial event last night on social media

The band have been fairly quiet since Chester Bennington took his own life on July 20, paying their own small tributes by remembering the story behind their singer first joining the band, while also warning fans away from opportunistic scams in the wake of his death.

Bennington was laid to rest in a private, music-themed ceremony that saw festival-themed wristbands and lanyards given to attendees, and even a stage for musical tributes, while Chris Cornell’s daughter Toni recently gave an emotional performance of Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah’ in honour of both her late father and Chester Bennington.

While the entire music world has paid tribute to Chester Bennington in the weeks following his death, an event that brings all of Linkin Park’s most dedicated fans together in one place to grieve with the band may be the one thing they need to cope with the loss.

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