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Linkin Park Cancels Japanese Shows

(CelebrityAccess) — Rock band Linkin Park have announced the cancellation of their upcoming Japanese tour following the suicide of the band's frontman Chad Bennington in July.

The group's Japanese outing was scheduled to kick off in November, with support from Japanese rockers One OK Rock.

In a note posted to the band's website, members of Linkin Park wrote:

To our wonderful fans in Japan and our brothers in ONE OK ROCK:

We have been looking forward to being with all of you, but, unfortunately, cannot play our previously scheduled performances in Tokyo.

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.

We are so grateful for your love and support. Our sincere appreciation for your kind understanding.