Linkin Park Cancels Asia Tour

11:03 PM Jen Brockwell 8 Comments

Linkin Park has been forced to cancel their upcoming Music For Relief Concerts in Mainland China, Macau and Taipei as lead vocalist Chester Bennington has sustained a back injury and is under doctor's orders to refrain from traveling or any physical activities. Linkin Park sincerely regrets this unavoidable cancellation and apologizes to fans for any disappointment caused. Tickets will be refunded at point of purchase.

The concerts were organized as fundraisers to benefit Sichuan, an area ravaged by a devastating earthquake this past May. However, thanks to generous donations from concert promoter Emma Ticketmaster and Linkin Park, funds will still be contributed to the band's nonprofit organization, Music for Relief, and matched by the World Bank. These funds will benefit post-earthquake reconstruction projects in the Sichuan Province initiated by Chinese Civil Society Organizations.

The canceled shows are as follows:
Oct. 12 - Shanghai, China - Shanghai Stadium
Oct. 15 - Wuhan, China - Xinhua Stadium
Oct. 17 - Taipei, Taiwan - Taipei Soccer Stadium
Oct. 19 - Beijing, China - Beijing Workers Stadium
Oct. 21 - Macau, China Cotai Arena - The Venetian


  1. OuCH! Poor Chester his back pain must be really bad, I hope he gets better real soon. Back Pain Sucks!!!!

  2. i hope the concerts werent produced by livenation because if they were, almost everyone who bought tickets are going to have to wait a looooooong time for thier refund. i can say this from experience.


  3. That's bad, but I hope you'll get well soon. Take care of yourself.

  4. OMG Hope it is not too serious....!
    Takes care of you and get well
    And come back soon
    Miss you
    And love you

  5. Thanks for all you give to us,
    Thanks for the upcoming Milton Keynes dvd...
    I was there, just in front of the stage, and I 'll remember this, this show this experience all my life

    Can share it here:

    And why not:
    "Milton Keynes Revolution 2008" ?
    "10years Projekt Revolution and is.."
    "10years PR and is..."

  6. Um, this is nice, but, I really don't care what shows were canceled. I want to know if he is okay or not.

  7. Poor Chester. Poor baby. i hope you feel better soon. please take care of yourself. we love you chazzy chaz.
    my thoughts are with you.
    xo xo xo


  8. Hope you get better soon Chester!
    I can't help but worry about you -- hope you get back into it soon!! Get lots of rest.

    Love you xoxo